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All our ingredients explained...

Algae extract is made from algae which are chlorophyll-containing plants (seaweeds). It is high in antioxidants that help prevent free radicals from damaging cells and help reduce inflammation. Algae boost collagen and elastin production and give skin a healthier and firmer appearance.

Found in our: Nourishing Belly Butter

Allantoin is a naturally occurring compound found in the comfrey plant. Allantoin is known for its calming and skin smoothing properties by helping to increase the water content of the skin and heal irritated or injured skin.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash and Nourishing Belly Butter

Aloe vera is a type of cactus and its leaves produce a gel that is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound healing properties and is used to treat skin injuries like burns, cuts, and eczema. Aloe vera helps to keep skin hydrated, as it acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Nourishing Belly Butter and Mild Shampoo

Argan oil is expressed from the kernels of argan trees and is also known as ‘liquid gold'. Argan oil contains beneficial lipids and fatty acids, such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. It is also a source of vitamin E (tocopherol) and other antioxidants. Argan oil has healing properties and deeply moisturizes skin and hair.

Found in our: Nourishing Belly Butter, Beautiful Body Oil, Luminous Facial Oil and Mild Shampoo

Beeswax forms a protective layer on the skin that protects against environmental irritants. This natural barrier prevents water loss and helps to keep skin soft and hydrated. Beeswax is different from other occlusive ingredients as it allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores.

Found in our: Baby Bum Balm and Nourishing Belly Butter.

Bergamot oil is extracted from the rinds of citrus fruit that grow on the bergamot orange tree and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The complex citrus scent of bergamot is used in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and stress as it has an uplifting effect on the mood.

Found in our: Luminous Facial Oil

Boabab is also referred to as the ‘tree of life', because a single tree may live for over 500 years. The seeds of the Baobab fruit produce a precious antioxidant-rich oil with omega-3,-6, and -9 fatty acids that help hydrate and lock in moisture in even the driest skin. It is high in linoleic acid, a kind of omega-3 fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory properties. It is not only rich in antioxidants but also contains more vitamin C than most other fruits. This together with the oil's omega fatty acid content it makes Baobab a natural collagen booster for the skin.

Found in our: Nourishing Belly Butter

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a skin emollient derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It consists of fatty acids that help to replenish and moisturize the skin. It improves the spreadability of a product and functions as a natural thickener of a formula.

Found in our: Comfort Cream

Candelilla wax is a plant-based wax derived from the candelilla plant. The wax creates a protective barrier on the skin that helps prevent moisture loss and hydrates dry and flaky skin. Its emulsifying properties help water and oil bind together in our products and create smooth formulas.

Found in our: Baby Bum Balm and Nourishing Belly Butter

Centella asiatica is a plant also known as Gotu kola or by its nickname tiger grass. It is a herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and got its nickname when people in China discovered that tigers would roll around in to help heal their wounds. Studies prove its effectiveness in wound healing and prevention of scarring, as it increases skin cell regeneration and collagen production. Centella asiatica inhibits the inflammatory phase of scarring, helping to prevent and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Moreover, it reduces skin irritation by repairing the skin barrier function and relieves itchy skin due to its soothing properties.

Found in our: Nourishing Belly Butter

Cetearyl alcohol is a type of fatty alcohol, made from the fats of vegetable oils. Although it is called an 'alcohol', it is gentle on the skin and makes skin and hair soft and supple. It is a common emulsifier used to thicken and stabilizes a product formula.

Found in our: Comfort Cream

Chamomile is a daisy-like plant that has been used for thousands of years as a natural medicine. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and healing properties because it helps block signals in the body known as prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation. Chamomile has a calming and soothing effect on the skin and is especially beneficial for sensitive skin and eczema.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Soothing Oil, Solid Soap Bar, Baby Bum Balm and Mild Shampoo

Chaparral is a flowering herb and has been used as a herbal medicine for centuries. The topical application of Chaparral promotes the healing of skin conditions such as minor wounds, infections, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.

Found in our: Nourishing Belly Butter

Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits and helps to balance the pH level of a product, preventing it from being too alkaline or basic.

Found in our: Mild Shampoo

There are two types of coconut oil, virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil. We only use cold-pressed virgin coconut oil in our products, as this has the most nutrients and antioxidants that benefit the skin. Virgin coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids or ‘healthy fats’ that repair the natural skinbarrier, keeping skin feeling soft and smooth.

It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, and protects delicate skin from germs, rashes and improves healing of skin that suffers from eczema.

Virgin coconut oil has a melting point of around 24-26 °C and can become solid at room temperature. Should your Karma Mama product that contains coconut oil become solid then warm it in the palm of your hands before use.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Soothing Oil, Solid Soap Bar, Baby Bum Balm, Nourishing Belly Butter and Beautiful Body Oil

Evening primrose, also called ‘evening star’, is a plant with flowers that only open in the evening. The oil extracted from the seeds has many benefits for the health of the kin. The key ingredients include fatty acids such as stearic acid and linoleic acid that support the natural function of the skin barrier, preserving water in the epidermis and regulating sebum production. Evening primrose oil moisturises, soothes and enhances the texture and elasticity of the skin.

Found in our: Beautiful Body Oil and Nourishing Belly Butter

Glycerin is a sugar alcohol that can be derived from animal products, petroleum or plants. We only use plant-derived glycerin, which is made from plant oils. Glycerin is a super powerful humectant, capable of retaining and attracting moisture into the skin. It is a substance that also occurs naturally in the upper layer of the skin and is important for the hydration of the skin. Glycerin helps improve the skin barrier and moisturizes the skin deeply.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Solid Soap Bar, Nourishing Belly Butter and Mild Shampoo

Glyceryl Stearate is a fatty acid derived from vegetable oil. Glyceryl Stearate is a widely used emollient that helps bind moisture in the skin and keeps our product formulas nicely blended.

Found in our: Comfort Cream en Nourishing Belly Butter

Green tea seed oil has a unique blend of skin-nourishing nutrients and is rich in natural antioxidants. These antioxidants help reduce inflammation and the formation of free radicals, protecting cells from damage. It is a light non-greasy oil that helps to stimulate collagen production and prevents early signs of ageing.

Found in our: Luminous Facial Oil

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is derived from guar also known as the cluster bean. It is a great conditioning agent for both skin and hair, but it is especially beneficial in hair products as it neutralizes the negative charges on hair strands that cause hair to become static or tangled.

Found in our: Mild Shampoo

Olive oil is not only a healthy choice for your diet, but for your skin as well. It is a nutrient-rich oil packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Olive oil helps to lock in moisture in the skin and helps to increase the water content of the skin. The antioxidant properties protect skin cells against environmental damage and inflammation that can cause irritation and redness.

Found in our: Solid Soap Bar and Nourishing Belly Butter

Opuntia streptacantha is a plant of the cactus family. The cactus fig (prickly pear) has a wide range of benefits for both hair and skin. It is extremely rich in essential fatty acids, and the natural antioxidant vitamin E. Prickly Pear intensively moisturises and has softening properties.

Found in our: Mild Shampoo

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is a coconut-based cleansing agent. It is extremely mild and produces a rich and creamy foam without drying or irritating the skin. It is the perfect alternative for harsh foaming agents such as sulphates (SL/SLES).

Found in our: Gentle All-Over Wash

Rice bran oil is extracted from the outer layers of the rice grain (the bran). The cold-pressed oil contains vitamin B, vitamin E, squalene and fatty acids. It has many beneficial properties and mainly soothes, hydrates and keeps the skin smooth. Rice bran wax is a vegan alternative to beeswax, and we use it in some of our products to give it a more solid texture.

Found in our: Solid Soap Bar, Baby Bum Balm and Beautiful Body oil

Safflower oil is a botanical oil pressed from the seeds of the Carthamus tinctorius or Safflower, which contains beneficial antioxidants and fatty acids such as linolenic acid. Safflower oil hydrates and balances dry or acne-prone skin and reduces the first signs of ageing.

Found in our: Luminous Facial Oil

Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, also known as the Karite tree. It is a rich source of antioxidants and skin-replenishing fatty acids such as linoleic and oleic acid. Shea butter helps restore the natural skin barrier,  improves elasticity and prevents dryness.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Solid Soap Bar, Baby Bum Balm, Nourishing Belly Butter and Mild Shampoo

Sunflower oil contains a high level of linoleic acid, a fatty acid that occurs naturally in the sebum on our skin. Sunflower oil has an emollient effect that helps to improve the natural skin barrier function. In addition, sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties that calm and soothes irritated skin.

Found in our: Solid Soap Bar and Luminous Facial Oil

Sodium Benzoate is a safe and commonly used preservative for both food and cosmetic products, and It prevents both bacterial and fungal growth in products. We only use preservatives when needed, such as in our products that contain water

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Nourishing Belly Butter and Mild Shampoo

Avocado oil is a cold-pressed oil that has many benefits for the skin. It has potent antioxidants that help protect from free radicals and has anti-inflammatory properties. The oil acts as an emollient and has occlusive properties, making it a great oil for moisturizing and nourishing the skin barrier.

Found in our: Luminous Facial Oil and Solid Soap Bar

Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate is just a very difficult name for an emulsifier made of raw plant-based materials. It is used in skincare products to help mix the oily and watery parts of the formula.

Found in our: Comfort Cream and Nourishing Belly Butter

Potassium sorbate is a mild preservative used in cosmetics and food products.
It helps prevent the growth of bacteriayeast and fungus in products. Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid and is almost always produced synthetically. It is one of our few ingredients that is not plant based, although the synthetic version is a nature-identical compound.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Mild Shampoo and Nourishing Belly Butter

Xanthan gum is a very common ingredient used in both food and skincare, and is used as a thickener or to bind ingredients together. It is a very safe ingredient and the most used thickener in natural skincare as it is naturally derived and does not cause any irritation or sensitivity.

Found in our: Comfort Cream, Gentle All-Over Wash, Mild Shampoo and Nourishing Belly Butter

Trehalose is a plant sugar that has water-binding and hydrating properties. It is a humectant that helps protect skin and hair from dehydration.

Found in our: Comfort Cream and Mild Shampoo

In Asia, they found out long ago that the fermentation of ingredients derived from plants is good for internal and external health, and is widely used in food and cosmetics. Saccharomyces Ferment is made by fermenting and filtering yeast and is high in minerals, amino acids, vitamins and beta glucans (polysaccharide sugars found in mushrooms, plants, algae, yeasts, and oats).

Found in our: MIld Shampoo