At Balance Me, we formulate with the very best and innovative bio-actives to create natural skincare that really works. Each product has been created to solve your skin concerns and enhance a sense of balance and promote wellbeing using natural ingredients that work in synergy with each other for optimal efficacy. Discover a selection of our favourite natural ingredients below.
AHAs

AHAs

Alpha Hydroxy Acid (e.g. glycolic, lactic, malic acid) are derived from natural substances such as sugar cane, grapes, milk and work to resurface the outer layer of the epidermis via exfoliation. AHA is good for dry skin conditions and surface-level concerns such as scarring and hyperpigmentation.

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Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol

A gentle plant-derived Vitamin A alternative which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia. Bakuchiol has been found to help stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, calm inflammation and is an ideal alternative to retinol especially for those with a more sensitive skin, during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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BHA

BHA

Beta Hydroxy Acid (e.g. salicylic acid) works on the upper layers of the skin, stimulating exfoliation. BHA is good for oily, acne-prone skin and works to improve skin tone, firmness and texture, and calm inflammation.

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CBD

CBD

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive component of the Cannabis sativa hemp plant known for its high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Our bodies hold many receptors and CBD oil has been shown to help ease sleeplessness, often associated with stress and anxiety.

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Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is the key component within our skin. It can be likened to ‘a tall glass of water for the face’ as this super hydrator is best known for its unique ability to hold up to a thousand times its weight in water, making it the ultimate complexion champion being responsible for hydration, smoothness, suppleness and glow.

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Peptides

Peptides

Short chain amino acids that can penetrate the skin and tell it how to function. We use a Tri-Peptide that helps ‘trick’ the skin cells into producing more collagen and inhibits the collagen – a protein that gives skin its structure – from breaking down in the first place.

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PHA

PHA

Polyhydroxy Acid acts as a chemical exfoliant to target pigmentation, large pores, moisture-loss and uneven skin texture. PHA has a larger molecular structure, therefore penetrates more slowly and is gentler on skin, even a more sensitive.

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Pre + Probiotics

Pre + Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that benefit the health of the host. These microorganisms occur naturally within and on the body. Every person has their own distinct, ever-changing combination of these organisms on the surface of their skin, known as the microbiome. There’s trillions of these friendly bacteria on our skin, keeping it healthy, free form redness and irritation, and glowing.

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Rosehip

Rosehip

Packed with beauty essentials like anti-inflammatory fatty acids, Vitamin A, C, D and E, this powerful antioxidant helps to encourage optimum cell growth and skin renewal while calming a more sensitive skin or skin prone to redness and pigmentation.

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Squalane

Squalane

Plant-derived and an exceptional moisturiser which naturally occurs within the skin’s own lipid barrier. This natural antioxidant emollient works well for all skin types; is light, nourishing and locks in moisture to keep skin soft, supple and plumper for longer.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

L-Ascorbic Acid aka Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is a key ingredient to hydrate, help skin fight pollution, protect skin from UV damage as well as reduce hyperpigmentation (from sunspots or acne scars), stimulates collagen production and brightens skin tone. Not all forms of ascorbic acid are stable. Ours is.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E

A fat-soluble antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin and aids other vitamins, especially Vitamin C work more effectively.

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A - Z

Abyssinian

Abyssinian is a natural alternative to silicones. It is exceptionally smoothing and bursting with anti-ageing long chain essential fatty acids and vitamins which help to improve skin tone and texture.

Acacia Gum

A natural skin tightener, which offers a cosmetic lifting to the skin with fast and visible results.

Acmella Oleracea

Considered a natural alternative to Botox, Acmella Oleracea works on reducing muscle tension, reducing facial wrinkles and relaxing tense or contracted facial muscles.

Allantoin

A natural active derived from snail slime (ours is synthesised in a lab so it is Vegan) to increase the skin’s moisture absorption, combat sun damage, encourage natural exfoliation in the skin’s outer layer making it softer and smoother, and to soothe skin and reduce redness. As an ingredient, it was first brought to the industry’s attention as workers in silk farms had incredibly soft hands, thanks to the snail slime!

Aloe Vera

Known for its calming effect on the skin and can help to reduce itchiness and soothe inflammation.

Arctic Cloudberry

Arctic Cloudberry is a berry that can survive at temperatures of -40 degrees C and has strong antioxidant properties. It contains Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, crucial for healthy, soft skin. Equally it’s rich in vitamins C, E and A which act as antioxidants to neutralise toxins and protect skin cells from breaking down, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Benzoin

Is anti-inflammatory. It soothes dry, irritated or inflamed skin and helps to relieve eczema, psoriasis and rashes. It is also renowned for its ability to help skin heal as it protects the skin by forming an invisible film that prevents moisture loss, improves skin’s elasticity and smooths the skin.

Bergamot

Named after the Italian town of Bergamo and has a sweet, fruity aroma that is naturally relaxing, uplifting and eases anxiety and insomnia. It is used to treat oily and troubled skin (such as acne, eczema and psoriasis) thanks to its antiseptic and balancing qualities.

Black Pepper

This warming oil has a spicy aroma and is distilled from the dried, crushed fruit of the pepper vine. With grounding properties, it helps to boost your body's natural defences and also helps to ease aching muscles and calm irritated scalps.

Blackberry Leaf

Anti-oxidant rich extract of blackberry leaf (Rubus fruticosus) is a common traditional medicine which is known to benefit the suppleness and smoothness of human skin. It helps to boost the production of collagen and elastin, two compounds which are responsible for skin's elasticity and firmness.

Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract

Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, boosts the efficacy of the Vitamin C and together they help to reduce hyperpigmentation by working on the initial phase of melanin synthesis, and therefore helping to reduce dark spots in number and intensity. It is often used for pain relief in Ayurvedic medicine is proven to have calming, anti-inflammatory properties (so perfect for skin prone to redness or inflamed from hormonal breakouts or acne).

Buriti

High in antioxidants, Amazonian Burit Nut oil is thought to be the richest source of natural beta-carotene (vitamin A). Essential for healthy hair and skin, this vital vitamin helps boost your circulation to give your skin a healthy glow.


Cacay

Cacay is a powerful antioxidant, natural source of retinol, super smoothing, radiance-giving and deeply hydrating oil. It contains 50% more Vitamin E, twice the amount of Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F) than Argan Oil and has three times more naturally derived Retinol than Rosehip Oil. Obtained from the nuts of the majestic Amazonian “Cacay” (Caryodendron Orinocense) tree, this precious oil is extracted through a special process that preserves all its properties and benefits.

Chamomile

A sweet, fruity and crisp aroma, known for its soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties. Excellent for providing immediate relief for sensitive, hormonal and irritated skin.

Cucumber Oil

Rich in linoleic acid, Vitamin E, and other nutrients this oil soothes, nourishes and calms delicate skin.


Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, it’s renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, decongestant and stimulating properties.


Frankincense

Frankincense is a natural astringent, renowned for its ability to protect skin and help regenerate healthy skin cells. It is also used to target acne by helping to tighten large enlarged pores, firm and tone skin.


Geranium (Rose)

Reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances concentration, improves cognitive function, and balances the emotions as well as the hormones.


Hemp Seed Oil

A deep green carrier oil, known for its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe dryness and calm inflammation.


Jojoba

Has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.

Juniper

Juniper is a renowned detoxifier, helping to stimulate circulation and improve skin tone.


Kanuka

Kanuka oil is an incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil which helps to combat skin infections and irritations. It is especially effective at targeting acne-causing bacteria on the skin.

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay helps to remove impurities from the skin, such as dead skin cells, excess oil, toxins, and dirt. Since kaolin is also a gentle yet effective exfoliator, it helps to remove the impurities without drying the skin or causing any redness or irritation.

Kukui

Kukui is a skin conditioner, rich in Omega 3 and 6. It’s highly emollient, deeply penetrating and helps to improve skin suppleness and elasticity.


Lavender

Generally regarded as the most versatile essential oil therapeutically, there are many different species. Some properties include treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness (though high levels of lavendar can wake you up). Research suggests it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help heal minor burns and bug bites. When included in blends it can also help enhance the properties of the other essential oils.

Lotus Flower

Antioxidant-rich and gives very dry skin a moisture boost. It can improve elasticity, fade brown spots and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The root is full of anti-ageing enzymes and is rich in vitamins B and C and iron, all will help maintain healthy skin.


May Chang

May Chang has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties it is used in skincare as it is effective in targeting excess oil and enlarged pores.

Moringa

Moringa is a nutrient-dense oil, famous for its ability to boost radiance, target fine lines, hyperpigmentation and balance a combination to oily skin where acne and blackheads prevail.


Neroli

Neroli is intensely moisturising and boosts the natural process of cell regeneration. It is also a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it’s the perfect oil to help treat stretch marks, age spots, scars and acne and helps reduce the redness associated with breakouts.


Picea Abies

The Latin name for Norwegian Spruce Knot, research has shown it has antimicrobial properties and activates micro-circulation.

Pineapple Fruit Extract

Brightens the skin and balances oily or dry complexions.


Rice Bran

Contains high levels of Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Omega-9 to boost hydration and help to reduce pigmentation, even out skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rose Otto

A powerful antioxidant, helping to protect against environmental aggressors. Rose Otto also helps to regulate the skin’s moisture levels, keeping it plump, hydrated and healthy.


St John's Wort

St John’s Wort is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antiviral oil, but is best known for its antidepressant and mood-lifting properties.


Terminalia Chebula

A unique and potent Ayurvedic antioxidant to boost collagen production, maintain hydration, control inflammation, target pigmentation and enhance radiance.

Titanium Dioxide

This filter physically reflects the sun’s rays to help protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB damage, whereas synthetic sun filters rely on a chemical reaction on the skin’s surface to neutralise harmful rays (which can cause skin irritation and prickly heat). Our sun filter is particularly innovative as it is oil suspended in water base rather than the usual SPF formulation of water in oil. This allows a better spread of the protection within the formulation base, is less whitening to the skin and hence more comfortable to wear as a result.


Valerian Root Extract

Valerian Root Extract has medicinal properties, contained in its root. It is best known for its treatment of sleep disorders and anxiety and has a sedative effect on the brain. It has been used for centuries by the Romans and Greeks for its healing properties. It is a hardy perennial flowering herb.


Willow Bark

Contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant used in many acne treatments because of its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores.

Witch Hazel

Tightens skin, reduces inflammation and puffiness.


Zinc PCA

Minimises sebum secretion and tackles shine; calms inflamed blemishes kindly and protects the skin’s moisture barrier to prevent dry or flaky patches.