Mama & Bird Ingredient Glossary

Ingredients Glossary

Apricot Oil
Main benefits: Improves skin tone, softens, relieves inflammation

Apricot Oil helps to improve skin tone, maintain softness and radiance of the skin. It also nourishes the skin and lowers the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes (that's the Vitamin C and E working in partnership). The emollient properties of Apricot Oil help to exfoliate and moisturise the skin, helping it retain moisture, eliminating patches of dry skin, and relieving inflammation. Packed with antioxidants, Apricot Oil is able to reduce oxidative stress in the skin, helping to tighten and tone the skin.

INCI Name: Prunis Armeniaca Kernal (Apricot) Oil 

Astaxanthin
Main benefitsPowerful antioxidant, helps reduce age spots, pigmentation, improves skin elasticity and texture.

Harvested from micro algae, Astaxanthin is the world’s most powerful antioxidant:
- 6000 times stronger than Vitamin C
- 800 times stronger than Coenzyme Q10
- 550 times stronger than vitamin E
- 3000 times stronger than Resveratrol

Over 200 scientific studies show that Astaxanthin can help reduce age spots, pigmentation, reduce DNA damage, improve skin elasticity and improve skin texture.

INCI Name: Astaxanthin

Banana Extract
Main benefits: Soothes and softens dry skin 

Banana Fruit Extract is ideal for dry skin, helping soothe and soften. Banana Fruit Extract provides antioxidant activity due to its vitamin C content, again considered to be great for dry skin, and contains no known substance to aggravate or irritate the skin.

INCI Name: Musa Paradisiaca Fruit (Banana) Extract

Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil

Main benefits: Helps skin maintain a Healthy pH, deeply conditioning, helps with stretch marks and scarring.

Camellia Oil exhibits exceptional antioxidant activity and a rich source of other omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids. A natural antioxidant rich in Vitamin E and polyphenols, this highlit moisturising oil penetrates quickly into the skin helping reduce and heal scars and stretch marks, cools and soothe, enhance radiance, and deeply condition dry itchy skin.

INCI Name: Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil

Coconut Extract
Main benefits: Moisturising, barrier function restoring, conditioning and repairing.

Coconut Extract is a boon of nature for skin care. Rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, and other phytonutrients, it is a great source of almost all the nutrients needed for our skins wellbeing. 

INCI Name: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

CollaPlant Z NPNF®
Main benefits: Smoothes and rejuvenates, hydrates, skin barrier protection 

CollaPlant Z NPNF® is a vegetable alternative to animal collagen specifically designed to provide comparable amino acids composition and sensory profile of hydrolyzed collagen. Collagen is a vital tool in skincare providing moisturisation, which is the key element in the fight against ageing. CollaPlant Z NPNF® smoothes and rejuvenates for younger looking skin, improves skin moisturisation and fortifies skin barrier for maximum protection against the elements.

INCI Name: Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (and) Rice Amino Acids (and) Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Extract (and) L-Proline)

Cucumber Seed Oil
Main benefits: Deeply nourishing, restores moisture balance, improves elasticity, effectively treats stretch marks and dryness. Light aroma. 

Offering deep nourishment and hydration, the high Vitamin E content of Cucumber Seed Oil is shown to be effective in treating dry skin and stretchmarks, two concerns experience by many pregnant women. Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols, which studies indicate help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skins surface and improving skin elasticity. Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells.

INCI Name: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil

L22®
Main benefits: Increases the elasticity, firmness, and hydration of skin

L22® is a complex, patented formula of botanically-sourced lipids developed specifically to deliver the skin-lipid profile of a healthy 22 year old. Clinical studies show that L22® increases the elasticity, firmness, and hydration of skin, whilst improving the recovery of skin barrier function better than common emollients.

INCI Name: Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Jojoba Esters, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Tocopherol

Mango Seed Butter 
Main benefits: Deeply hydrating, barrier protection, boosts elasticity and suppleness.

This creamy butter is high in Omega 6 making it great as a barrier protection active. Mango Butter’s long-lasting emollience nourishes skin and boosts its elasticity and suppleness. Rich in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated omega-9 acid; and stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid, dry patches, flakiness, and even sensitive skin can benefit from daily application of Mango Butter, which goes to work deeply moisturising. Smooth and silky, mango butter melts into the skin leaving it nourished, hydrated, and protected.

INCI Name: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter

Organic Red Mandarin
Main benefits: Helps prevent and fade stretch marks 

One of the sweetest and most calming of all citrus oils ,the revitalising properties fo Organic Red Mandarin help prevent and fade stretch marks and diminish the appearance of scars and age spots. Great for improving elasticity in the skin, it has a soothing and balancing energy with an intoxicating aroma.

INCI Name: Citrus Reticulata (Red Mandarin) Peel Oil

Prickly Pear Extract
Main benefits: Antioxidant, highly moisturising, skin cooling/soothing, skin healing/helps with stretch marks and scarring, aids skin barrier repair and protection 

An eco-designed natural active ingredient, created especially for pregnant skin and baby care. Prickly Pear Extract works in synergy with Rapeseed OIl and Camelina Seed OIl, protecting and restoring the skins hydro-lipid barrier (your skin's own defence system).

Intensely hydrating, Prickly Pear Extract restores skin elasticity and reduces redness and hyper-pigmentation; its high antioxidant activity stimulates cell renewal, leaving skin fresh and renewed.

INCI Name: Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower (Prickly Pear) Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil

Sunflower Seed Oil 
Main benefits: Soothes skin, strengthens the skin barrier, hydrates.

Sunflower oil is a highly absorbent non-comedogenic oil which won’t clog pores. It’s non-irritating and can be used on all skin types. Rich in oleic acid, vitamin E, sesamol, and linoleic acid, sunflower oil has great emollient benefits, helping to improve skin barrier function and maintain hydration. Thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to calm the skin.

INCI Name: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Quinoa Seed Extract
Main benefits: Hydrates, softens, restores barrier protection 

Incas regarded it as a holy plant and worshipped its seeds, Quinoa Seed Extract is rich in essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids restore the skin’s barrier function, helping keep the skin hydrated and soft.

INCI Name: Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract

Vitamin E
Main benefits: Protects and repairs, ideal for stretch marks and scarring 

Dry, itchy skin and poor hydration can increase the likelihood of stretch marks appearing. Application of Vitamin E is the best way to avoid stretch marks and scarring. Vitamin E is known to benefit skin health and appearance, protecting DNA and other cell structures from free radical attack and prevents lipid peroxidation.

INCI Name: Tocopherol

Watermelon Seed Oil
Main benefits: restores skin elasticity, deeply hydrating 

Suitable for all skin types, the rich composition of essential fatty acids contained in Watermelon Seed Oil helps to restore elasticity to the skin. Rich in Omega 6 and 9 EFAs, Watermelon Seed Oil is a light texture, highly moisturising emollient that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it deeply hydrated. 

INCI name: Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Seed Oil 

Mama & Bird® Skincare

Clean skincare made for Mamas, expertly formulated for the changing conditions of pre & postnatal skin. Made with carefully selected ingredients from mother nature.