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The A to Z of Only Good

There are thousands of chemically manufactured ingredients used in personal care products, and some can cause irritation to people or the environment. That’s why at Only Good, every ingredient we choose has an element of Good in it instead. Find out more about each of our ingredients by reading our A-Z list below;

Only Good is formulated to be gentler for all types of skin and the environment too – 100% Palm Oil free, no petrochemicals, and never ever tested on animals.

Acai Berry has vitamins like A, C and E that can help in the regeneration of your skin. Its unique properties help your skin glow.

Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene, which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It is most well known for its incredible moisturising ability.

Argan Oil is a rich concentrated antioxidant, packed with Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. It is wonderfully hydrating, helps skin elasticity and also works hard to protect your skin from free radical damage. It is nature’s protective, nourishing superfood for your skin!

Avocado oil is an amazing source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins, which helps rejuvenate and moisturise the scalp to promote long, strong, healthy hair growth.

Hailing from the mint family and like most herbs, basil contains antioxidants, which help protect the skin from environmental stressors. Basil is a potent anti-bacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Fragrant and fruity, Blue Plum help to naturally tone your skin. It helps to prevent skin ageing and to leave your skin with a natural glow.

Calendula has been used throughout history in skin preparations. It is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow.

Calming to your skin and because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help to reduce skin irritations.

Cocoa butter is a natural oil, great for naturally healing dry and sensitive skin, but is also known for its ability to deeply hydrate the skin.

With all the health, nutritional, and body care benefits that you get from coconut oil, there is no doubt why this has been hailed as the latest miracle ingredient. Renowned for its incredible moisturising and hydrating properties.

Not only does it smell delicious, coffee packs a punch for your skin! Caffeine stimulates blood flow which is good for collagen production and helps with skin issues such as stretch marks and acne. It has antioxidant properties and is a natural exfoliator, leaving your skin looking bright and refreshed.

CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant, which means it works to help stop the damage that free radicals cause to the skin and its tissues. Not only does CoQ10 help to protect the skin from aging, it can assist in skin renewal and healing too.

Crisp and refreshing green apple helps to gently exfoliate and renew your skin. Packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C and potassium. Apple also contains glycolic acid known for its wide range of skin benefits, from helping with breakouts to smoothing.

Elderflower is rich in bioflavonoids that are most commonly known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It also has softening properties.

This oil is obtained from the seed of the evening primrose plant. It is high in essential fatty acids, which are known to help stimulate skin growth, aid healing and regeneration, and can even assist in reducing moisture loss. Rich in Vitamin E and C, which are essential in keeping skin looking and feeling youthful.

This floral scent will delight your senses, helping to relax your mind and body. It is nourishing, cleansing and soothing for your skin.

Ginger is a powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent, which can help to keep your skin clean and smooth.

A well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient, helping to protect your skin from the elements.

Known for its beautiful sweet fragrance, Honeysuckle is a natural soother with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can help to protect your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1,000ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid!). Unlike collagen, Hyaluronic Acid is able to penetrate the skin’s upper layers to improve and benefit the skin when applied topically. It is known for boosting skin elasticity, improving hydration and locking in moisture for a more youthful appearance.

Jojoba Oil is unique, in that it is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum, an oily substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner and moisturiser. Jojoba is packed with all the vitamins and minerals essentially needed for healthy skin.

Honey is one of the world’s oldest foods and has a long medicinal history. Kanuka Honey – a cousin of Manuka, contains more of the ‘Manuka factor’ that enhances the antimicrobial properties of honey. Potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Helps to soothe skin and lock in moisture.

Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, working hard to keep your skin clear.

Highly refreshing to revitalise your senses.

The natural form of marshmallow root bears some pretty noteworthy properties. Besides being an anti-inflammatory, it’s also an emollient.

Milk is soothing, hydrating and moisturising for the skin. It is fantastic for dry, irritated areas of the body.

Mint is a great herb not only for the wonderful scent it provides, but also for its soothing properties, great for skin that needs a bit of extra care.

Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Manuka Bush. It is problem skin’s best friend. With its potent anti-inflammatory properties it is a master for helping to soothe inflamed skin. With its natural anti-bacterial properties it helps blemished skin and with its ability to help balance the skin’s pH it can slough away dead skin cells and help keep pores clear. All of this, whilst helping the skin to retain moisture!

Known for its great vitamin c and antioxidant levels to create a radiant glow to your skin.

Will help refresh your senses instantly, whilst helping to make your skin feel soft and supple.

Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants with a sweet delicious scent.

Delightfully floral, peonies are one of our favourite flowers! The root of the Peony flower is thought to have healing benefits, helping to soothe and rejuvenate your skin.

Not only will peppermint invigorate your senses and promote mental clarity, it will get rid of that early morning brain fog that all too often sets in before we’ve had enough coffee! It has excellent antibacterial properties and is known to balance the pH levels of skin. Peppermint helps you and your skin to feel brighter, clear and refreshed.

A darling in the skincare world – packed with numerous vitamins and antioxidants. Some report Pomegranates pack more antioxidants than the all powerful green tea. Pomegranate benefits for skin are myriad but it is most known for its anti-aging properties.

Raspberries are packed with antioxidants, and the seeds contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which your skin will love. Raspberries help to smooth and hydrate skin and provide anti-ageing support.

Rosehip oil is truly remarkable, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene – a form of vitamin A, all helping to rejuvenate and condition your skin.

This crisp and clean-smelling oil is rich in healthy antioxidants and essential acids. Most widely used in aromatherapy as it is great for stimulating the brain, improving memory and mental clarity. With its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, it is also great for your skin in helping to keep it clear.

Hailing from the mint family, sage is not only a highly fragrant herb, it has amazing antibacterial properties.

Like Coconut, Shea Butter is skin’s best friend. Shea Butter is shown to be a superb moisturiser with exceptional skin healing properties. Shea is known to be used for skin that is dry, itchy and or irriated.

Sweet Almond oil is light, and easily absorbed by the skin. Rich in Magnesium, Vitamins A, B and E, it is very nutritious. It is a great emollient, so can help with skin irritations and inflammation, and the oil can help balance the moisture in your skin.

Tea tree oil is an effective anti-viral and anti-fungal ingredient so is a perfect addition to help keep your skin in great condition. It is excellent for oily and acne prone skin through its ability to fight off the acne producing bacteria on the skin. It helps keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple.

A hero for your skin! The list of benefits Vitamin C provides for your skin is endless – potent antioxidant protection, collagen production, skin healing, skin smoothing and more.

Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant which helps to fight against the effects of free radicals on your skin. It is a great skin hydrator and protector, also known for reducing inflammation and aiding in the healing process.

Walnut is nutrient rich, packed with antioxidants, omega-3 essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals. It helps to rejuvenate and nourish your skin.

White tea is fantastic for helping to renew and rejuvenate your skin. It helps calm and hydrate skin for a brighter appearance.

In addition to ylang-ylang’s flowery fragrance, it is known to be effective in maintaining moisture and the oil balance, helping to keep your skin looking hydrated and smooth.