Our Ingredients

Skincare with Compassion provides a range of products which have been carefully formulated using only naturally derived and certified organic ingredients that are proven to enhance the skin's natural radiance effectively.  

As our skin can absorb up to 60% of what is applied to it, it is important to know what is going into the cosmetics you choose to use.  We  proudly disclose below each of our non-botanical ingredients explaining it's natural origin and how it is used in our formulations.  To view our list of Botanicals just follow this link: Botanicals

Understanding Good Alcohols & Bad Alcohols

In the skincare industry there are good and bad alcohols which are used in products. The bad alcohols are often used as a cheap preservative to 'bulk out' products with no benefits to the skin whatsoever and strip away its naturals oils.

​The alcohols that mostly appear on cosmetic labels are 'Ethanol' or 'Denatured' alcohol.  In the world of science these alcohols are named as Aliphatic alcohols and can disrupt the skin’s surface layers making it become weak, dry and irritated. At Skincare with Compassion, we never use  Aliphatic alcohols in our products.​

You will see in our product ingredients that we use 'Cetearyl', 'Cetyl', and 'Benzyl' alcohols which are good for the skin and derived from natural sources. 

Cetearyl Alcohol 
This is a combination of cetyl and stearyl alcohol which is derived from coconut oil.  

​Cetyl Alcohol 
A white, wax like substance sourced from coconut oil.

Benzyl Alcohol
An organic alcohol which is found naturally in many plants and fruits and used as a natural preservative.

Biosaccharide Gum-1
Derived from fermented plants of sorbitol.  ​

Caprylyl Glycol
A natural preservative derived from coconut.

Cetearyl Glucoside 
An emulsifier based on plant oils and sugar.​

Citric Acid
A natural ph regulator derived from citrus fruits.

A natural skin conditioner derived from coconut.

Coco Glucoside
A natural emulsifier derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar.​

Decyl Glucoside 
A natural surfactant derived from coconut and glucose.​

Glyceryl Stearate 
A natural emulsifier derived soy, coconut or vegetable oil.

​Kaolin Clay
A pure, clay that gently cleanses and exfoliates removing deep down impurities and toxins without stripping the skin of its natural oils.   Rich in natural minerals and helps reduce oiliness in the skin.​

Lauryl Betaine
A natural surfactant derived from vegetables.

​Levulinic Acid 
A natural preservative derived from the plant acid of corn.

​Potassium Citrate 
A natural salt form of naturally derived citric acid.

Potassium Cocoate
This is a potassium salt derived from the fatty acids that are present in coconut oil.

Potassium Oleate
A natural emulsifier derived from plant oil.

Sclerotium Gum
A natural polymer derived through the fermentation of the Genus Sclerotium (a filamentous mushroom). ​

Stearic Acid
A natural occurring fatty acid  which is naturally found in vegetables and coconuts and used as a surfactant.​

A natural occurring vitamin E typically derived from vegetable oils.​

Xanthan Gum 
A sugar based natural thickener produced through the bio-fermentation process of Xanthomonas campestris (a plant bacteria).​