Ingredients In Amena's Creams
CREAM INGREDIENTS – Some or all of the ingredients below may be used in Amena's Sea Mineral Creams. We proudly produce a natural* product, not tested on animals. Many of our ingredients are known, if not proven, to benefit the skin in many ways.
(Look up "Herbs in Sea Minerals " for some other examples.)
Only two of our creams, Ultra Hydrating and Nabolji (means The Best) are solely made as night creams. Although Ultra Hydrating Cream can be used in the same way as Targeted Care Cream. Sea Mineral Cream, (amazing for so many everyday skin ailments such as cuts, rashes etc.) and Targeted Care Cream (psoriasis, exzema, sun spots etc.) may assist in the relief of many skin conditions. Manufactured by hand for the last 30 years, these creams have a proven track record.
Cold pressed Avocado Oil is rich in Vitamin E and high in antioxidants. Avocado oil is capable of penetrating deep into the skin, and is a humectant which protects against loss of moisture.
Cold pressed extra virgin Olive Oil is also high in Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols. It is rich in antioxidants. Hydroxysyrosol is a rare compound found in Olive Oil and helps prevent free radical damage to the skin.
Cold pressed Macadamia Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and Phytosterols (these are protective and are said to work like cortisone helping to reduce itchiness and inflammation). Linoleic fatty acid helps the skin retain moisture.
Cold pressed Jojoba Oil is really a natural wax. Our skin recognises it as similar to our own natural wax ester – sebum. Rich in Vitamins A D and E, omega 6 and 9, antioxidant properties and a saturated fatty acid called Docosenol which is said to be antiviral and is used in cold sore treatments. This is a calming and soothing oil which penetrates deeply.
Coconut oil is high in Vitamin E and Vitamin A and medium chain fatty acids. It penetrates, soothes, and hydrates the skin. Used by peoples in the Pacific and Australasian regions for eons for healthy skin and hair.
Techni gel is another word for unguentum or Petroleum Jelly. (Don’t let the word Petroleum frighten you!) A NATURALLY occurring mineral oil which is the by-product of the DRILLING for oil. It is not manufactured as many believe from petro-chemicals and is classified as a NATURAL product. In 1865 Robert Augustus Cheseborough a young British chemist became fascinated, whilst watching the oilmen on the drill. He observed that they would smear their skin with the residue from the drill to help heal their cuts and burns. He went on to purify this ‘earth grease’ and went on to be the father of Vaseline. This product is used extensively in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Techni Gel helps as a barrier to keep the healing elements of herbs and oils next to the skin and also helps to lock moisture in.
Emulsifying Wax is a vegetable based emulsifier. Used to blend oil and water.
Soy Lecithin derived from soy is a natural emulsifier.
Cetyl Stearol Alcohol is a co-emulsifier made from a vegetable source.
Humectant and moisturizer
Palm Free Vegetable Glycerine. Used to soften and soothe the skin and helps to retain moisture.
Preservatives and antioxidants
Sea Minerals are a natural preservative and are antimicrobial.
Rosemary Oil is a natural anti-oxidant and slows rancidity of oils.
Vitamin E Oil – Tocopherol is also anti-oxidant.
Natural Preservative – Nipaguard SCE Ecocert certified; is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent produced from vegetable sources. This preservative is only used where water is present in the cream recipe, if the recipe doesn’t contain water it is preserved with sea minerals.
Sea Minerals – as written elsewhere on this website, sea minerals are made by solar concentrating sea water after most of the sodium chloride is removed. The solution is concentrated to 1% of the original seawater an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial solution.
Distilled Water – De-mineralised water used to make a light moisturizing cream