Our ingredient glossary
Quantum Botanika is created for everyone seeking healthier, more balanced skin using products packed with the power and wisdom of natural ingredients, intelligently fused together with modern science.
Chamomile and Chamomile oil
Chamomile comes from the chamomile plant, which is of course used to make a soothing, calming tea. This natural vegan plant extract can also have a calmative effect on the skin, helping to reduce irritation and breakouts, and soothe sensitive skin. Chamomile oil is extracted from the chamomile plant, and serves as a vegan calmative to soothe and nourish the skin naturally.
Manuka honey is an active honey with antibacterial and lightening effects that produce a wide range of benefits for all skin types. Manuka honey can help to minimise acne flare-ups, ease irritation and sensitive skin, lighten dark patches of pigmentation, and moisturise problem areas without congesting the pores or making skin feel oily.
Orange and Lemon Extract
Packed with vitamin C, orange and lemon extract assists with maintaining skin’s naturally slightly acidic pH and removing dead skin cells. This helps to provide a nutrient-rich boost to produce brighter, more radiant skin.
Sugar cane is widely harvested for sugar production, but the stout, fibrous stalks of this tall perennial grass can also be used to exfoliate dead skin cells without irritating the skin. Sugar Cane is also vegan.
Lactic acid is an organic compound that can help to balance the skin’s acidity levels, provide a smoothing effect, and slough off dead skimapln cells to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion.
Witch hazel is a naturally occurring mild antiseptic and astringent that is produced from the bark and leaves of the North American witch-hazel shrub, Hamamelis virginiana. Thanks to its plant origins, witch hazel is 100% vegan.
Salicylic acid is a skin-miracle that unclogs the pores and offers a non-abrasive method of gentle, natural exfoliation. Its name comes from the Latin “Salix,” meaning “willow tree,” and salicylic acid forms one of the most vital ingredients in effective topical acne treatments.
Sugar maple is a naturally occurring plant sugar that is harvested from maple trees native to Eastern Canada’s hardwood forests. Sugar maple serves as a catalyst for skin renewal and exfoliation.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A, which can help to prevent acne breakouts without irritating sensitive skin. It can also be used to lift debris and shed skin cells from deep within the pores and follicles, revealing a clearer, fresher complexion. Sourced from almonds, sweet almond oil is naturally vegan.
Argan oil is a plant oil derived from the Argan tree, and is an easily absorbed, non-greasy moisturiser that contains high natural levels of vitamin E and fatty acids. These boost the skin’s suppleness and neutralise harmful free radicals. Argan oil is suitable for vegans.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is harvested from the evening primrose plant, and is rich in antioxidants that help to soften fine lines and fight signs of aging as well as providing a source of naturally occurring and easily absorbed hydration.
Baobab oil comes from the African baobab tree, and is packed with vitamin C and naturally occurring antioxidants that help to boost skin elasticity and produce a fresher, more energised complexion. Baobab oil is a natural vegan product.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is extracted from cold pressed grape seeds, and is vegan-friendly. It is a noncomedogenic skincare agent that helps to diminish the appearance of dark circles, soothe the skin, and produce a gentle firming effect that can all help to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea buckthorn oil comes from the sea buckthorn berry, which is suitable for vegans. It is a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent that can help to heal the skin and nourish the underlying tissue, whilst also tackling signs of aging.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Extracted from natural apricot kernels, apricot kernel oil is a rich but light moisturising agent containing a compound of antioxidant fatty acids and vitamins A and E. This vegan moisturiser helps to soothe dry, sensitive, or dehydrated skin and make skin look more radiant.
Avocado oil is naturally vegan, and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids extracted from the versatile avocado plant. It produces a renewing, energising effect on the skin and helps the epidermis to lock in moisture.
Calendula oil is extracted from the petals of marigold flowers, and helps to soothe irritated, dry, or damaged skin whilst also renewing it from the inside out. Calendula oil is suitable for vegans.
Thermal water or thermal spring water is a type of pure natural mineral water sourced from deep underground springs that are free from contaminants like pollution and bacteria. It is an excellent carrier for toning compounds, and is naturally rich in vital mineral salts as well as being totally vegan.
Rosemary is a beautiful, fragrant herb that is naturally vegan, and has a mild antimicrobial and antiseptic action to keep skin clean, clear, and fresh.
Peppermint oil is an energising and cleansing mild astringent that produces a cooling effect on the skin to help to soothe irritation and shrink pores. This pure natural product is vegan-friendly.
Aloe vera is a hugely versatile nourishing and healing gel that is extracted directly from the aloe vera plant, making it suitable for vegans. It helps to smooth the surface of the skin and lock in moisture, as well as calming soreness and soothing tight, dry skin.
Rose Oil is extracted from rose petals, and this delicately fragranced oil has been a natural skincare staple for millennia. It is soothing and healing, helping to rebalance the skin’s moisture levels and ease sore, tight skin. Rose oil is a natural vegan product.
Acmella Oleracea Extract
Acmella Oleracea is a flowering herb from the Asteraceae family, which reduces the appearance of fine lines by gently relaxing tension in the muscles of the face and neck. It is naturally harvested and vegan-friendly.