Wyuna Botanicals Ingredient Glossary Wyuna Botanicals Ingredient Glossary

Ingredient Glossary

Utilising powerful plants to transform skin.

We blend herbal and native Australian extracts to reconnect to nature. We use certified organic botanicals to repair, nourish, and protect your skin. 

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

A soothing and hydrating ingredient to help calm red, irritated skin. Rich in vitamins A, C, E and amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Aloe Vera has anti-redness and healing properties.

Apricot Kernel Oil

A nut-alternative oil rich in essential fatty acids. Promotes a healthy skin barrier and hydrates sensitive skin. Contains vitamins A and E to smooth blemishes and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Avocado Oil 

Extracted from the flesh of avocados and packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Rich in vitamins C and E, it helps protect the skin from free radicals and UV damage, reducing the signs of aging. It helps reinforce the skin’s natural barrier function. Prevents moisture loss and protect against environmental stressors.

Bergamot Peel Oil

Bergamot is derived from the peel of the bergamot orange fruit. It possesses natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Its fresh and citrusy scent has mood-lifting and relaxing effects.

Bilberry Fruit Extract

Bilberry contains anthocyanin, which helps protect the skin from free radicals. The high concentrations of antioxidants improves skin brightness and evens skin tone.


An active constituent found in chamomile plant, provides soothing and calming properties. Suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

Brassica Alcohol

A natural fatty alcohol derived from the seeds of the Brassica plant. This includes vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Used to stablise creams and improving its spreadability. It helps provide a luxurious, silky texture. It’s also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It provides a non-greasy textures and improves the spreadability of the cream. It helps to reduce moisture loss by forming a protective barrier on the skin’s surface.

Carrageenan Powder

A natural substance extracted from red seaweed. It is a gelling agent and natural thickener. It is a stabliser, which ensures the oil and water components remain well mixed and do not to separate.

Carrot Seed Oil

Extracted from the seeds of the wild carrot plant. It is rich in antioxidants, carotenoids and vitamin C to help protect the skin from free radicals. It reduces the signs of aging and promoting a youthful complexion. Regular use of this oil helps to even skin tone due to its clarifying effects.

Cetearyl Olivate

Derived from olive oil. It acts as an emulsifying agent, enabling water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients to blend. This is essential for keeping the formulation stable and well mixed.

Citric Acid

It helps balance the pH levels of the skincare product. It ensures that products are within the optimal range for effective and safe use on the skin.


Derived from coconut oil. It provides a smooth, non-greasy texture and acts as an effective emollient. This helps to hydrate the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface and reducing moisture loss.

Cucumber Fruit Extract

Composed of over 95% water, it is a natural hydrator for the skin and prevents dryness. Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm and soothe irritated skin. It reduces redness and puffiness, particularly around the eyes.

Desert Lime

Desert lime has a rich source of vitamin C that brightens and reduces the appearance of dark spots. Its antioxidant profile stimulates collagen production.

Emu Apple Oil

A native Australian superfruit to help reduce oxidative stress, redness and clear pore blockages. Perfect for oily and acne prone skin. It's rich vitamin C content leaves your skin looking brighter and more radiant.


An effective humectant that attracts and retains moisture from the air. It improves the absorption of other active ingredients into the skin. It supports the skin’s barrier function and helps to maintain moisture balance.

Glyceryl Caprylate

An emulsifying agent to help combine the water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients. It also helps to provide a smooth, non-greasy cream.

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

An emulsifying agent that helps combine water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients. It stabilises the product and prevents the separation of ingredients.

Gotu Kola

Stimulates collagen synthesis to maintain skin elasticity. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe and calm irritated skin.

Grapeseed Oil

A lightweight, non-comedogenic oil (non-clogging). It hydrates and nourishes skin without leaving greasy residue. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Jojoba Seed Oil

Derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It closely resembles the natural oils produced by our skin. This makes it a great option for moisturising and balancing the skin’s oil production.

Kakadu Plum

Australia’s vitamin C super fruit is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and provides skin-brightening properties.

Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract

Kangaroo Paw reduces dark eye circles and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has anti-aging, brightening and hydrating properties.

Konjac Plant

The Konjac root contains a high percentage of water, which makes it very hydrating. It is a non-abrasive exfoliating ingredient and is gentle enough for daily use for all skin types.

Lemon Peel Oil

Derived from the peel of fresh lemo. It is rich in vitamin C and used to brighten and fade dark spots. Its fresh, citrusy aroma will invigorate and promote a sense of energy and alertness.

Licorice Root Extract

Licorice root contains glabridin and liquritin compounds. These help to brighten and improve uneven skin tone. Its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties help reduce redness.

Lime Oil

Derived from the peel of fresh limes. It is known for its refreshing and invigorating properties. Lime oil acts as a natural astringent, helping to tighten and tone the skin.

Mango Seed Butter

A rich and creamy emollient. It provides deep hydration and prevents moisture loss from the skin. It contains essentials fatty acids, vitamins that promote a soft and supple complexion.

Mountain Pepper Berry

Derived from the Australian native plant Tasmannia lanceolata. It provides antioxidant protection and brightening effects.

Native River Mint

Provides gentle exfoliation and evens skin tone. Loaded with antioxidants it will make your skin glow. Hydrates and nourishes for a youthful complexion.

Neroli Oil

Provides stress relief. It hydrates and moisturises the skin. It maintains softness and prevents dryness.

Pentylene glycol

A humectant that attracts and retains moisture. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness. It helps improve the absorption of active ingredients. It is non-comedogenic making it well suited for all skin types.

Peppermint Oil

Derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It has a refreshing and cooling sensation. This makes it excellent for calming irritated or inflamed skin. It helps purify and clarify the skin, removing excess oil, dirt and impurities.

Polysorbate 20

Helps to disperse oil-soluble ingredients in water. This allows them to be evenly dispersed in the spritz. It helps with the texture and consistency of the face spritz. It provides a lightweight and non-greasy feeling when applied to the skin.


A native Australian superfruit. It helps with skin hydration and moisture retention. Helps soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Reishi Mushroom

Naturally rich in beta-glucans and polysaccharides it helps strengthen the skin’s barrier. It protects the skin from external stressors and enhances moisture retention.

Rosehip Oil

A rich source of vitamins A, C and E. It helps reduce the signs of aging and brightens your complexion. It can help support skin regeneration making it perfect for skin dryness.

Rosemary Leaf Extract

Rosemary is an antioxidant. It is a natural alternative that protects ingredients and maintains product freshness. It helps prevent the degradation of sensitive ingredients.

Seabuckthorn Fruit

A rich source of omega-7. Improves skin hydration and strengthens the skin’s natural lipid barrier. It prevents moisture loss and maintains skin suppleness.

Sodium Anisate

A natural preservative. Prevents the growth of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.

Sodium Hyaluronate

A humectant that attracts and retains a significant amount of moisture. It hydrates the skin by binding water molecules and promoting plump, supple skin. Sodium Hyaluronate has a smaller molecule size compared to regular hyaluronic acids. This allows it to penetrate the skin easily and maximises hydration.

Sodium Levulinate

A natural preservative. Prevents the growth of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.

Sorbitan Olivate

An emulsfying agent that helps blend oil-soluble and water-soluble ingredients. It’s non-greasy and helps maintain the cream’s texture.

Sucrose Laurate

Provides gentle cleansing properties. It helps remove impurities without causing dryness.

Sucrose Stearate

An emulsifying agent. Provides a gentle cleanse. Removes impurities and makeup without causing dryness.

Sunflower Seed Oil

A gentle oil abundant in linoleic acid. It provides hydration and nourishing properties to the skin.

Sweet Orange Peel Oil

Extracted from the peel of ripe oranges. Its uplifting, sweet and citrusy aroma enhances mood and reduces stress. This promote feelings of happiness when used in aromatherapy.

Turmeric Extract

Contains active constituent curcumin that provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Turmeric provides the Golden Gem Face Cream's golden yellow colour.

Xanthan Gum

A stabiliser and viscosity modifier. It helps to prevent ingredients from separating. It maintains product thickness or viscosity of the cream.