Introducing your new organic shopping list

Whether you trawl farmers’ markets for the freshest produce, zero in on the organic stand at your local supermarket, or are simply looking to cut back on the chemicals in your life, there’s never been a better time to embrace organics. The Elixia range of anti-ageing organic skincare products draws on nature’s most potent antioxidants and pure botanicals to create skincare that is as effective as it is natural.

Forget about synthetic additions and hidden nasties: when you scan the ingredients on Elixia products, it reads more like a shopping list for the greengrocer. Here are just some of the organic ingredients in Elixia, chosen for their nourishing qualities and age-defying properties.

Acai

Hailing from Central and South America, acai berries are dark purple berries that pack a serious antioxidant punch, with three times the antioxidant value of blueberries. Acai can help to slow down the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of scares, stretch marks, fine lines and dry skin, by soothing inflammation and encouraging cell repair.

Products to try: Balancing Hydrating Mist; Clarifying Smoothing Exfoliator; Line Smoothing Serum; Hydrating Lip Balm; Softening Cream Cleanser

Aloe vera

This spiky shrub has long been associated with skin renewal, prized for its bioactive gel brimming with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Aloe vera can soothe burns and irritated skin, and also help inhibit bacterial growth.

Products to try: Line Smoothing Serum; Rejuvenating Moisturiser; Softening Cream Cleanser

Argan oil

You may already be using argan oil to tame your tresses, but did you known this Moroccan oil is also ideal for your face? A rich source of essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil is a natural moisturiser that’s suitable for all skin types. It gently tones the skin, won’t clog the pores, and can be used to treat acne and dry skin, making it a true multitasker in the skincare stakes.

Products to try: Brightening Hydrating Masque; Deep Oil Treatment; Line Smoothing Serum; Soothing Hand Cream

Avocado

A breakfast staple, avocado has myriad benefits beyond being slathered on toast. Avocado oil contains high levels of beta carotene, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, D and E, which moisturise the skin and help to restore collagen and elasticity.

Products to try: Clarifying Smoothing Exfoliator; Rejuvenating Moisturiser; Soothing Hand Cream

Calendula

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, calendula (also known as marigold) has long been used in herbal remedies for bites, rashes, sunburn and other skin irritations. It can also prevent premature ageing by restoring, hydrating and protecting damaged skin.

Products to try: Brightening Hydrating Masque; Line Smoothing Serum; Soothing Relief Moisturiser; Softening Cream Cleanser

Green tea

If you already sip green tea for its antioxidants, then why not incorporate it into your skincare routine too? Green tea has been shown to tone down inflammation, reduce oiliness, target puffy eyes and dark circles, and slow down the ageing process.

Products to try: Clarifying Smoothing Exfoliator; Clear Skin Toner; Purifying Foaming Cleanser; Rebalancing Matte Moisturiser

Kakadu plum

Australia’s own natural skincare powerhouse is the Kakadu plum. Packed with vitamin C, the essential antioxidant that slows the ageing process, this tiny, tart fruit can help with collagen production, inflammation, and irritated skin.

Product to try: Soothing Relief Moisturiser

Lavender

Don’t let the nanna vibes put you off. Lavender has been shown to do so much more than just perfume your sock draw. Lavender oil can help heal burns and wounds, restore a healthy glow, fight acne, and slow the ageing process, thanks to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Products to try: Clear Skin Toner; Purifying Foaming Cleanser; Rebalancing Matte Moisturiser

Macadamia oil

High in essential fatty acids, including Omega 6, 7 and 9, macadamia oil is prized for its moisturising qualities, antimicrobial properties, and ability to slow the signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Product to try: Soothing Relief Moisturiser

Olive oil

Not just a kitchen essential, olive oil is also a must-have in the bathroom. Olive oil contains and wealth of antioxidants, including vitamin E, fighting free radicals and natural nourishing the skin.

Products to try: Deep Oil Treatment; Rejuvenating Moisturiser

Papaya

This tropical fruit not only cleanses the skin of impurities, it also brightens the complexion, hydrates and nourishes, and contains an enzyme that effectively treats acne.

Products to try: Brightening Hydrating Masque; Hydrating Lip Balm

Rosehip oil

One of Mother Nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories, rosehip oil targets fine lines and wrinkles, fights free radicals, reduces the appearance of stretch marks, burns and scars, and helps skin cells repair and regenerate.

Products to try: Deep Oil Treatment; Soothing Hand Cream; Soothing Relief Moisturiser 

Witch hazel

Naturally astringent, witch hazel is a must for those prone to oily or combination skin. It reduces inflammation and redness, rebalance your skin’s natural pH, inhibits bacterial growth, and can aid in the healing of scars.

Products to try: Clarifying Smoothing Exfoliator; Clear Skin Toner; Purifying Foaming Cleanser; Rebalancing Matte Moisturiser