Ingredients – Self

Ingredients

SELF, it’s in our nature

Ingrediënten SELF

It is important for us that you know what you’re putting on your skin.

Our products contain only the best nourishing ingredients from Mother Nature. These ingredients are carefully selected based on the natural character of the skin and are suitable for all skin types, including pregnant women, babies, and sensitive skins. All products of SELF are based on cocos, macadamia, argan, shea butter and aloe vera, above that every product is supplemented with additional ingredients depending on the need and purpose of the product.

Using a natural product is not particularly better for you of your skin. More important are the used active ingredients and how they work together. The skincare range of SELF works like a tandem to nourish, protect an repair your skin barrier. We make the difference for your skin!

Most brands will put the bare minimum in the formula to deliver just the bare amount of results possible because that’s the most cost-efficient way to make products. But we believe more matters. If science shows that a result requires a minimum of 0.1% you’ll likely see much more than that percentage to deliver what we find is the absolute best possible result to our clients. We  pack ingredients at the highest levels of concentration to deliver maximum results.

Stop using cortisone, chemicals… our 100% natural and vegan products will rebuild your skin!

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  • Isabelle Ulenaers

    SELF is 100% natural, kind to the environment, and above all not tested on animals! Natural also means no artificial colours or fragrances, no parabens, and no other chemical ingredients. At SELF, we definitely do not work with any nasties.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has been a precious beauty care secret for over a thousand years, passed on from family to family, from generation to generation. While the gentle nourishing properties of the coconut helped to give shiny thick hair and silky soft skin, babies were massaged with the same fine oil to strengthen their bones and keep their skin healthy. Coconut oil's restorative nature made it a must-have for every natural chemist in helping to treat all kinds of wounds, burns, bruises and even broken bones.

Benefits

  • Helps against the inflammation of the skin.
  • Protects the skin from radicals and oxidation.
  • Helps against the dryness of the skin.
  • Helps to regulate the natural moisture of the skin.
  • Penetrates deeply into the skin, protects, nourishes and helps restore the skin barrier.
  • Rich in antioxidants (such as vit. E), protects against premature aging.
  • Contains laurel acid which helps skin conditions such as eczema.
  • The fatty acids have a positive effect on the elasticity of the skin.
  • ​Holds up to 20% of UV-rays.

Macadamia

For centuries the original inhabitants of Australia, the Aboriginals, relied on the nourishing and caring properties from nature in the rainforest. The ‘Jindilli’ – the golden nut – not only enriched the daily diet of the tribes in East Australia and New South Wales with masses of essential nutrients. They also soon discovered the healing properties of the oil pressed out of the nut. Dry, brittle and sensitive skin become soft and smooth after the use of macadamia nut oil.

Benefits

  • Contains vitamins A, B and E, as well as minerals.
  • Smooths fine lines, wrinkles and fights skin aging.
  • Palmitoleic acid (the skin’s own substance) provides good protection, and helps in skin-repairing.
  • Healing effect for scars, sunburns, eczema and other skin irritations.
  • Promotes skin metabolism and therefore it is anti-inflammatory and healing.
  • It is quickly absorbed by the skin because the composition is very similar to the natural oils in the skin.

Benefits

  • Contains vitamins A, B and E, as well as minerals.
  • Smooths fine lines, wrinkles and fights skin aging.
  • Palmitoleic acid (the skin’s own substance) provides good protection, and helps in skin-repairing.
  • Healing effect for scars, sunburns, eczema and other skin irritations.
  • Promotes skin metabolism and therefore it is anti-inflammatory and healing.
  • It is quickly absorbed by the skin because the composition is very similar to the natural oils in the skin.

Argan

How do you maintain your beauty for 1001 nights? The secret of the North African Amazigh tribes can be found in “The Tree of Beauty”. Thanks to the oil from this argan tree, Moroccan women have been able to revitalise their appearance with a velvety care for skin, hair, and nails for centuries. Legendary natural beauty, straight from the womb of Mother Nature.

Benefits

  • One of the richest natural sources of antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids.
  • The ultra-hydrating essential fatty acids (omegas), antioxidants and nourishing vitamin E protect your skin against ageing by slowing down the wrinkling process (anti-ageing).
  • The skin remains supple and retains moisture. The skin barrier is restored.
  • Supports the regeneration of new skin cells, which ensures the recovery of wounds, scar tissue, and stretch marks.
  • Thanks to its high concentration of fatty acids, it repairs the skin and protects it from dryness and other extreme conditions.
  • Contains vitamins A, D and E, and allantoin for an effective moisture-binding effect and protection against dehydration.
  • ​Absorbs very deeply into the skin. Nourishes and restores the skin barrier.
  • Stimulates the production of new cells (anti-ageing) and the skin’s natural healing process.
  • Helps with inflammation, heals small cuts and wounds.

Sheabutter

For thousands of years, the seeds of the Shea tree – originating from Mali in Africa – have been made into vegetable fat. Its nourishing and moisturizing properties also have made Shea Butter extremely popular in both hair and skin care. The legendary beauty icon, the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, was known for using shea butter to protect her hair and skin from the burning sun and scorching hot winds of the African desert and savannah.

Benefits

  • Contains vitamins A, D and E and allantoin, for a good moisture effect, and to protect against dehydration.
  • Draws very deep in the skin. Nourishes and repairs the skin barrier.
  • Stimulates new cell production (anti-aging) and healing of the skin.
  • Helps with inflammations, and heals minor wounds.
  • Combats wrinkles, fine lines and scars
  • Works as a skin firming agent
  • UV protection
  • Stimulates the production of collagen
  • Improves skin elasticity.

Benefits

  • Contains vitamins A, D and E and allantoin, for a good moisture effect, and to protect against dehydration.
  • Draws very deep in the skin. Nourishes and repairs the skin barrier.
  • Stimulates new cell production (anti-aging) and healing of the skin.
  • Helps with inflammations, and heals minor wounds.
  • Combats wrinkles, fine lines and scars
  • Works as a skin firming agent
  • UV protection
  • Stimulates the production of collagen
  • Improves skin elasticity.

Aloe Vera

With their blue-green, pointed, prickly leaves, aloes look like cacti, but they are actually succulents. Originally, aloe vera comes from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. In ancient times, Greek physicians used the plant as a medicine. According to tradition, the Egyptian queen Nefertiti used the succulent’s juice for her beauty baths. The substance lignin contained in aloe vera ensures that the gel from the leaves is absorbed well by the skin.

Benefits

  • Supports the skin to heal faster.
  • It’s a miracle cure for sunburn or minor burns.
  • It can help with acne.
  • Aloe vera has a soothing and moisturising effect on the skin. Helps with skin diseases such as psoriasis.
  • It helps with insect bites, eczema, stretch marks, skin infections, fungi, scars, bruises, blisters, and varicose veins.

Mandarin and geranium essential oils

For centuries, citrus fruits, especially the mandarin, were a valuable ingredient in traditional folk and natural medicine from China, India and Europe. Thanks to its mild relaxing effect, the essential oils of citrus fruits were often used for relieving muscles or stomachs. Aside from that, they also exude a nice fresh smell, making it a natural fragrance.

Mandarin works

  • Helps both dry and oily skin.
  • Has a regenerating effect on cellulite, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
  • Has a beneficial effect on mother and child during pregnancy.
  • Gently purifies the skin.
  • Relieves skin irritations and acne.
  • The oil is not irritating, and the most sensitive baby skins can tolerate it.

Mandarin works

  • Helps both dry and oily skin.
  • Has a regenerating effect on cellulite, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
  • Has a beneficial effect on mother and child during pregnancy.
  • Gently purifies the skin.
  • Relieves skin irritations and acne.
  • The oil is not irritating, and the most sensitive baby skins can tolerate it.

Geranium

  • The essential oil of geranium is anti-inflammatory, anti-sickness and cleansing. It balances any skin type.
  • Geranium oil balances your sebum production to the level your skin needs.
  • The oil has regenerating properties, which slows down ageing and gives your skin a healthy glow.
  • Geranium oil is remarkably effective against fungi. The oil tackles yeasts that damage your skin without harming the good bacteria.
  • When diluted, geranium oil has a preventive effect on inflammation. Fortunately, the oil is not irritating and even the most sensitive baby skins can tolerate it.

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