Zavana Ingredients Glossary

BLACKSEED OIL also known as BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL (Nigella Sativa Oil)

This is an incredibly healing oil that has been used since ancient times to treat many health conditions. It is known as the oil that the Prophet Mohammed famously claimed, it “cures everything but death”! We are not suggesting that you rush out and buy a bottle of the oil expecting it to miraculously solve any and every health problem, but we certainly feel it is worth further investigation and research into it, if you were so inclined! At Zavana, we chose to use this oil topically, as a superb natural ingredient in our Skin Rescue Balm, because it is packed with antioxidants and is a proven effective natural remedy for soothing dry, uncomfortable skin. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties also lend it to being very helpful for psoriasis and acne as well.

CALENDULA (Calendula Officinalis)

Rich in carotene, which isa powerful antioxidant, Calendula Balm is renowned for healingand soothing rough and chapped skin.

COCOA BUTTER(Theobroma Cacao)

This nourishing, protective, anti-inflammatory, softening,and moisturising butter naturally soothes, smooths, and protects dry and damaged, flaky, irritated, and even acne-prone, skin. It has anti-aging properties, is anti-bacterial, and slows transepidermal water loss, which meanshelps the skin toretain moisture for longer.

Cocoa Butter is rich in vitamin K (which promotes wound healing), and essential fatty acids. It is also naturally high in vitamin E, which is a powerful protective antioxidant.

COCONUT OIL (Cocos Nucifera Oil)

The fatty acids in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This beautifully scented tropical oil could potentially help to prevent infections, reduce symptoms of eczema, and will certainly improve moisture contentin the skin. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

MANGO BUTTER (Mangifera Indica

A delightful natural emollient that restores elasticity, and treats dry, sensitive, mature, rough, wrinkled skin including acne, scars, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

PUMPKIN SEED OIL (Cucurbita Pepo)

Pumpkin Seed Oil is also known as "Green Gold". It is superbly nutritious & nourishing, beingfull of essential fats Omega 3, 6, & 9, magnesium, potassium, betacarotene, zinc, vitamins A, B2, B3, C & E! It helps to lessen the appearance of stretchmarks, wrinkles,and it also helps to ease dry skin conditions.

SHEA BUTTER (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Shea Butter is naturally rich in Omega 6 and 9. It is anti-aging, repairs cellular degeneration, restores elasticity, heals and protects dry and damaged skin. It is often used for burns, rashes, eczema and other dry skin issues.

SHEASWEET ALMOND OIL (Prunus Amygdaldalus Dulcis)

Sweet almond oil provides wonderfully nourishingvitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. It protects and conditions skin while calming irritations, soothing, and softening dry skin.

WHITE POPPY SEED OIL(Papaver Somniferum)

White Poppy Seed Oil packs a nutritious punch, deliveringLinoleic (Omega-6), oleic (Omega-9) and palmitic acids to the skin. Itis rich in tocopherols, B vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, calcium, iron and zinc. It deeply nourishes and moisturises the skin and improves the skin’s barrier function. We love how this oil softens, soothes and smooths dry, damaged and chapped skin, promotes cell regeneration, improves skin’s elasticity,and provides powerful antioxidant protection.