Brimming with Antioxidants, Essential Amino Acids and nourishing Vitamins, our ingredients include some of the Earth’s richest sources of Omegas 3, 6 and 9, all vital for our bodies to build and renew skin.
Everything in our products is completely natural, and every company we work with adheres to standards of sustainability and ethical production. We source organic ingredients wherever available and over 70% of our ingredients are organic.
Bioactive Sacha Inchi
The Sacha Inchi plant grows in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, and one of the most threatened. Seeds from the Sacha Inchi plant have been consumed by the Peruvian Amazonians for thousands of years, but it has only recently been discovered just how good they are for us. These remarkable seeds contain the highest concentration of Omega Oil of any known plant source – in particular Omega 3 – an essential nutrient for brain, heart and skin health that our bodies cannot produce.
We source our Sacha Inchi oil from the Omega project, in Peru. Sacha Inchi is planted on land destroyed by modern agriculture and is farmed organically and sustainably. The Omega project has helped support the creation of 8000 jobs in the Peruvian Amazonia and contributes to the reforestation of up to 20,000 hectares of land. Every purchase of Omega Oil helps the Omega Project to protect the rainforest and the livelihood of thousands of people living in the Peruvian Amazon.
The School of Chemistry and Pharmacology in Chile demonstrated that Rosehip Oil effectively reduced and minimised scars and rejuvenated the skin in almost 200 patients who had scars resulting from surgery, burns and other conditions causing premature ageing. Another rich source of Omegas 3 and 6, Rosehip Oil is the only vegetable that contains natural Tretinoin – the acid form of vitamin A that replenishes and rebuilds skin. Rosehip Oil also contains vitamins C and A to help minimise the appearance of wrinkles. Sourced from the Patagonia region of Chile, our Rosehip Oil is cold-pressed, organic and harvested from abundant wild populations of roses that require no fertilisers or pesticides.
Native to the semi-desert region of south-western Morocco, Argan trees produce a nutrient-rich seed, the kernel of which is cold pressed to release an oil packed with Omegas 6 and 9, plus nourishing Vitamin E. Our Argan Oil is organic, fair-trade, eco-certified and sustainable. It comes from a women’s cooperative in Morocco which has been instrumental in improving the financial and social position of local Berber women.
In addition to its high Omega content, Avocado Oil is rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Folate and Phytosterols and multiple Antioxidants. Our Organic Soil Association approved Avocado Oil comes from fruits grown in Australia. They’re cold pressed and then naturally refined with a proprietary low-heat process, which protects the nutrients and the delicate Fatty Acids.
Our organic Olive Oil is extremely nutrient rich and contains three major Antioxidants – Vitamin E, Polyphenols, and Phytosterols – which help protect the skin from premature ageing and rejuvenate cells after sun damage.
Our Sunflower Seed Oil is organically grown and cold-pressed. It is high in Omega oils antioxidants like Vitamin E, making it extremely nourishing for the skin while helping to protect against oxidative damage. It also has wonderful emollient properties and absorbs rapidly.
Coconut Oil is antibacterial, antifungal and is intensively moisturising. It can penetrate the skin much faster than other oils and absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue.
Calendula has been used as a healing herb since the time of the ancient Greeks. Anti-inflammatory and extremely soothing for sensitive skin, Calendula helps to accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration for minor cuts, grazes and burns.
Mandarin & Grapefruit
High in Vitamin E, Mandarin Oil can help protect the skin from environmental pollution and sun damage, and has excellent moisturising properties. However, it also brings a delicate, fresh citrus aroma to Botanico Vida’s products.
Grapefruit Oil is naturally high in Antioxidants and has antiseptic and astringent properties – helping to balance sebum production and limit bacterial growth in the skin.