Other Active Ingredients

Poppy Seed Oil

Perhaps the oldest continuously used medicine of all, poppy seeds are best known for their narcotic tranquilising effects. However, early Greek, Roman and Minoan societies also used the oil of poppy seeds externally to treat skin ailments, and to relax aching muscles. Modern science has since provided supporting evidence for such treatments, proving that the oil contains high concentrations of phytosterols, compounds associated with barrier repair and anti-inflammatory effects.

Poppy seed oil plays an important role in the OLVERUM formula due to its unique skin feel. Exceptionally light, it applies almost instantly, leaving no residual greasiness. While the surface layer is left feeling immediately smooth and hydrated, poppy seed oil actually absorbs deceptively slowly, providing long-term moisturisation to dry, flaky and sensitive skin.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Alaria Esculenta

A concentrated extract of winged kelp, a hardy species of seaweed native to the cold waters of North Atlantic ocean. Once better known as Láir or badderlocks, this richly nutritious algae was a traditional foodstuff for medieval coastal communities from Ireland to Iceland. A relatively new discovery to skincare, its essential oil contains a variety of compounds which studies have shown can boost cell renewal and prevent collagen from degrading. When carefully combined with the correct carrier oils, the unique chemistry of Alaria Esculenta extract is also thought to boost the production of hyaluronic acid. A critical component of skin’s protective extracellular matrix, this natural polymer simultaneously protects and provides a youthful feeling of plumpness and firmness.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Raspberry Seed Oil

The powerful therapeutic properties of the rubus family have long been known to humanity. Medicinal use of the leaves and fruit evolved independently in both Europe and the Americas early in the first millennium, particularly as a fertility and prenatal care treatment.

Only more recently have scientists discovered the especially effective benefits of the seeds – where the nutrients of the fruit are most concentrated. Raspberry seed oil is a veritable skin superfood, containing Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, moisturising without blocking pores, and enabling skin to breathe naturally. It is also a notable source of antioxidants, which scavenge the free radicals associated with sun damage. By its nature, production of this oil is difficult and resource-intensive. To ensure our commitment to green beauty practice, OLVERUM’s sustainably sourced raspberry seed oil is produced entirely from upcycled byproducts of food waste.

Found in The Body Oil

Butyrospermum Parkii Oil

Protects the skin from the sun and from drying out. An excellent ingredient for super dry skin.

A product of the Shea Tree, this rich skin conditioner protects the surface of the skin from sun damage and environmental dehydration. It is a particularly potent ingredient for those with especially dry skin.

Found in The Body Oil

Triheptanoin

Derived from castor bean and coconut sources, this skin-conditioning emollient improves the spreadability and sheen of our oils, and also assists the deep penetration of OLVERUM’s other active ingredients into the epidermis.

Found in The Body Oil

Dicapryl Succinate

A skin conditioning emollient, derived from natural sources. A low viscosity slip agent and emollient that helps OLVERUM’s oil spread finely and evenly across the skin, and which also boosts the cushioning effects of our formulations.

Found in The Body Oil

C15-19 Alkane

A renewable and biodegradable palm-based emollient which provides an exceptional silky feel, without using volatile silicones. OLVERUM’s formula is certified by RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), who work to ensure palm oil production causes minimal disruption to the environment and wildlife habitats.

Found in The Dry Body Oil

Isoamyl Laurate

This silicone-free skin conditioning agent, distilled from renewably sourced sugar, provides a unique texture-enhancing quality with no greasy after-feel. Isoamyl Laurate also acts as an effective detangler for hair, enhancing shine and protecting from heat treatments.

Found in The Dry Body Oil

Squalane

Isolated from raw sugarcane, this high-performance emollient is a component of sebum, the human body’s natural moisturiser, and has softening, soothing, and smoothing benefits.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Composed of naturally occurring fatty acids, this is one of the cleanest and most effective skin conditioning ingredients, widely used in cosmetics. As well as its smoothing and antioxidant properties, Caprylic Triglyceride binds our other oils together effectively, and helps extend the working life of OLVERUM’s more delicate ingredients.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

Derived from soybeans, this oil is a famously fertile source of amino acids and Omega-6 fatty acids, effective antioxidants which mop up the harmful free radicals which can damage skin and hasten the appearance of ageing.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Isoamyl Cocoate

A fast-absorbing and feather-light emollient which provides a unique skin feel without the use of volatile silicones.

Found in The Dry Body Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

A BUFFET for the skin, containing powerful hydrator Omega 6, antioxidant and emollient gamma linolenic acid and vitamins A, E and K. These micronutrients speed cell renewal, reduce moisture loss and boost circulation in the skin.

Found in The Dry Body Oil

Isopropyl Myristate

An emollient ester of mystrin, derived from coconut oil, which also helps control the delicate pH balance of the formulation, and improves its absorption into the skin.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml

Arachis Hypogeae (Ground Nut) Oil

A natural cleansing agent and preservative which also enhances the effectiveness of the formula’s more rarefied ingredients by increasing the rapidity and depth of their absorption into skin.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Extracted from fresh fruit of the coconut palm, this is a light, non-greasy and rapidly absorbed source of antibacterial fatty acids and antioxidants. A versatile deep-hydrating conditioning treatment which improves elasticity in all types of skin and hair.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml, The Body Oil

Tocopherol

A source of Vitamin E, a naturally-occurring antioxidant which is depleted by age and exposure to sunlight. This crucial micronutrient functions as a moisturiser by reducing water loss, and helps skin recover from the damage caused by environmental and dietary toxins.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml, The Body Oil

Cholorophyllin-Copper Complex

A concentrated water-soluble extract of chlorophyll, the powerhouse of green plants, which imbues our bath oil with its natural green hue. In addition, its antibacterial properties help it neutralise natural odours on the skin.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil

The sunflower was revered as a sacred symbol – and as a medicine – by sun-worshipping indigenous peoples across the Americas, from Aztec to Zuni. The Cherokee first discovered the skincare benefits of the plant they called ga li ha, applying its seed oil to soothe and soften skin damaged by exposure to sun and wind. A powerful natural emollient, the bountiful antioxidant attributes of helianthus make it a highly effective scavenger of harmful free radicals, such as those caused by UV rays.

Alongside skincare luminaries vitamin E, oleic acid and linoleic acid, helianthus is also a fertile source of phenylalanine. This essential amino acid is central to the body’s natural moisturising factors, which help regulate the skin’s aquaporins [ALT: water channels] to ensure lasting hydration and plumpness.

Found in OLVERUM Bath Oil 125ml, 250ml, Travel Set - 3 x 15ml, The Body Oil

Butyrospermum Parkii Oil 

Well suited to especially dry skin, this shea-derived conditioner protects the epidermis from sun damage and dehydration.

Found in The Body Oil

Shea Butter Ethyl Esters 

With a light, silky feel, these reliably effective compounds prevent loss of moisture and natural lubrication from the skin.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil

Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil

A natural source of nourishing Omega 9 fatty acid, this oil provides a soft layer of protection against dehydration and a subtle satin texture.

Found in The Body Oil, The Dry Body Oil