PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS
At Nudge Boutique we are a vegan friendly brand. We use vegetable oils, butters, extracts, clay, fruit powders, spices, herbal powders and essential oils. We do not use animal derived ingredients, for example, beeswax, dairy or Panthenol, which is a precursor to pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).( It is manufactured from a component found in honey).
We also use ECOCERT approved naturally derived ingredients which are stated in the descriptions. Full details about ECOCERT can be found at the bottom of the page
FREE FROM CLAIMS
An additional annex - Annex III, ‘Free from’ claims, was recently added to EC Regulation No. 655/2013. Effective July 2019, claims highlighting the absence of substances will be regulated and restricted.
This means using free from claims such as free from preservatives, parabens, synthetic ingredients or palm oil will no longer be allowed. Such claims denigrate competitors and denigrate ingredients legally used.
Along side our INCI list of ingredients, we have included an easy to understand list of ingredients, which will help you make an informed decision about our products.
However, this does not stop us from answering your free from concerns directly, so please contact Jo on who will be able to give you straight answers :)
HUMAN TESTING ONLY
From 11 March 2013, the EU completed the ban on the sale of cosmetics animal-tested after that date anywhere in the world. The ban applies to both cosmetics products and ingredients.
Nudge products are tested only on humans. We do not send our products away for testing to countries that test on animals or sell our products to countries, where testing on animals before selling to their consumers is required. All human testing and cosmetic reports are carried out in England, UK.
We rely heavily on the feedback of our testers, and our final ingredient choices have included the views and opinions of our testers - mainly men and women age between 35-55.
ORGANIC & NATURAL
We use organically grown ingredients in all our products but we go beyond the word 'organic' as there are many other factors we take into consideration. For example, we consider the conscientious farmers who care to use organic farming methods but have chosen not to pursue Organic certification. They use little to no pesticides and natural fertilizers to produce their products, take Norfolk Saffron for example.
* To read more about nut allergies from a Cosmetic Scientist, please click this external link (opens in new window)
Black Currant Seed Oil
INCI name: Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Oil
Cold processed and contains no chemicals or solvents
Blackcurrent Seed Oil is obtained from the seeds of the fruit. It contains 15% GLA (gamma- Linolenic Acid) (Omega 6 essential fatty acid) and stearidonic acid (Omega 3 essential fatty acid) which helps to keep the skin hydrated, firmer, and youthful. Blackcurrant Seed Oil is obtained by cold pressing and refining of seeds of the Black Currant seeds and contains no chemicals or solvents. It is particularly good for sensitive, dry, devitalised, damaged and aging skin. Found In: Saffron Glow Facial Serum
Carrot Seed CO2 Extract
INCI: Simmondsia chinensis seed oil, Daucus carota root extract, Helianthus annus seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract
Carrot Seed CO2 extract from ecological farming. Our Carrot Seed CO2 extract nourishes, tightens and rejuvenates skin. Packed with Beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, it is ideal to include in formulations for mature, dry skin. Carrot Seed also contains moisturising vitamin E and protective vitamin C, which work together to help encourage healing and rejuvenation of skin cells and bring new life to dull skin. Found In: Saffron Glow Facial Serum
INCI Name: Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract
Frangipani oil comes from Frangipani, also known as Plumeria, a member of the Apocynaceae It is heralded around the world for it's sweet with subtle fruity notes with deep, richly intense floral tones. Frangapini contains an organic substance called Lignin and it has been suggested that it helps keep skin supple. It is also used in mature and skin toning products. Found in: Saffron Glow Cleansing Face Mask
Golden Jojoba Oil
INCI: Simmondsia chinensis Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil is very similar to the human sebum. It helps protect the skin from the elements and prevents trans-epidermal water loss by creating a light layer of film on the skin. It has anti-microbial, anti-fungal anti-inflammatory,activities.
Kaolin Clay (White)
Manufactured to Pharmaceutical specification, White Kaolin Clay is a very gentle clay, making it perfect for all skin types including sensitive and thinning skin. When mixed with water and applied on skin, it will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores leaving the skin refreshed and cleansed.
INCI:Garcinia Indica Seed Butter
Kokum oil comes from the seeds of the Kokum tree (Garcinia indica). The oil extracted from the seeds is edible and also used in cosmetics. Kokum butter helps prevents drying of the skin, promote skin elasticity, prevent skin dryness and restore damaged skin and does not clog the pores.
Lemon Essential Oil
INCI: Citrus limon
Steam Distilled in Norfolk, UK
Lemon oil has the greatest inhibitory effect on elastase activity. Elastase is an enzyme which degenerates dermal elastin (layer of cells underneath top layer of skin). Elastase activity is believed to contribute to cutaneous wrinkling and ageing. We use Lemon oil to help skin tone and help the skin gain a refreshed, healthy, looking glow. Found In: Saffon Glow Facial Serum and Saffron Glow Cleansing Mask.
INCI: Mangifera Indica
Mango Butter has skin softening, soothing & moisturising propertie that helps to combat dry skin, eczema and dermatitis.
INCI: Astrocaryum Murumuru
AN intense natural moisturiser and powerful skin barrier repair agent. Helps the skin to retain water by creating a protective film for dry skin.
Neroli Essential Oil
INCI: Citrus aurantium
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the blossoms of the Bitter Orange Tree (Citrus aurantium subsp. amara). Neroli oil is very gentle and non irritating, so great for sensitive skin. It is known for toning, tightening and cleaning the skin. It also helps refresh tired looking skin and diminishing the look of under eye circles.
Oat Kernal Oil
INCI:Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
Gluten Free, ECOCERT approved
Oat Kernal Oil locks in moisture by forming a physical barrier to epidermal water loss, preventing further drying. Due to the rich polar lipid content, (lipids are found in the outer bilayer of the skin) Oat Lipid acts as an occlusive and a humectant, absorbing and retaining moisture in the skin. Rich in vitamin E and Linoleic acid, Oat Lipid can help support the barrier function, slow down skin aging and maintain the stratum corneum. . Found In: Saffon Glow Facial Serum
Olive Squalane is able to completely and rapidly penetrate the skin. It helps prevent UV damage and the formation of age spots. Helps fight dryness, which also helps to promote new cell growth. It is often effective at clearing difficult skin problems when nothing else helps. Found In: Saffon Glow Facial Serum
Prickly Pear Oil
INCI:Opuntia ficus-indica Seed Oil
This cactus derived oil is considered one of the most expensive oils in the world and it takes one ton of the Prickly Pear fruit to produce one litre oil.
Prickly Pear Oil is a powerful moisturiser and lends itself well to combat dry skin, improving hydration as it works as both an emollient and an occlusive (helps to stop Trans-Epidermal Water Loss) and in so doing, helps to slow down the destruction of the connective tissue and in turn helping to prevent premature wrinkling. It is a dry oil and quickly absorbs into the skin and will help improve the skin’s elasticity. Contains Omega 3, 6,7 and 9 Found In: Saffron Glow Facial Serum
INCI: Rosa Canina Fruit Oil
Rosehip Oil is also useful in products for damaged skin tissue, reducing or healing fine lines around the eyes, wrinkles and scars. Rosehip oil is a good source of omega 3 and is also a good source of omega 6, both essential fatty acids collectively known as vitamin F, involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration. Rosehip oil is considered to be one of the best oils for soothing fine wrinkles and gives elasticity to the skin. It helps against skin aging. It also very healing for skin damaged by, or over-exposed to the sun or x-ray radiation. Found in: Saffron Glow Facial Oil Serum and Kokum Body Boost.
Rosemary CO2 Extract
INCI: Helianthus annuus Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract
Rosemary CO2 extract has anti oxidative properties, which means it helps stops oils from going rancid so quickly. We use it in all of our Saffron Glow range and Kokum Body Boost.
INCI:Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower
Saffron Threads, Grown in Norfolk UK
When Saffron is infused in oil, it releases its oil soluble pigments such as lycopene, alpha carotene, beta carotene and Zeaxanthin These are antioxidants with great benefits for the skin. Beta Cartone decreases skin damage from UV exposure. Zeaxanthin, which is responsible for giving Saffron (and other vegetable such as carrots and paprika peppers its bright yellow colour) is an antioxidant packed with potency for hydrating mature skin. Lycopene, another powerful antioxidant, helps protect the skin from inflammation and sun damage.
INCI:Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower
Saffron Flower Petals, Grown in Norfolk, UK
Saffron petals contain many of the the same compounds found in the threads. They are are rich in antioxidants, such as Kaempferol, which helps play a role in skin health. Read more here
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has been known to help nourish mature skin types, and dry irritated skin.
INCI Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch.
Tapioca is a starch extracted from manioc. Manioc is a root vegetable originating in South America that is also known as cassava root. Our Tapioca starch helps lift oil and debris from the skin. It also texturises our facial powders and provides a smooth and silky velvety keeping the skin soft and supple.
INCI: Zinc Oxide
Nano Particle free
Zinc can soothe and clear sensitive skin. It also lessens inflammation in skin conditions such as Rosacea and forms a barrier that locks in moisture for dry skin. Our Zinc Oxide is natural not a nano particle. Found in Saffron Glow Cleansing Mask
ECOCERT Approved Ingredients
Sometimes, we use ingredients that not available in their original natural form and have been processed to create a functional ingredient. For example, if we formulate a product with water and oil, we need an emulsifier to bind them together, otherwise the lotion would separate. We may want to reduce the oily feel of butters and balms and so we may want to use an emollient that acts like a silicone but isn't!
To help maintain our high standards, we use plant based ingredients that have been manufactured in an Eco friendly manner, and where possible, ECOCERT APPROVED.
Who is ECOCERT?
ECOCERT, is an international active and independent inspection body with headquarters in France. Since 2002, it also inspects natural ingredients and natural and ecological quality of cosmetic products. Today ECOCERT is one of the best known labels in the field of standardisation regarding natural cosmetics. It conducts rigorous testing and evaluation of products and has gained high esteem throughout the years.
For an ingredient to gain ECOCERT status, it must meet the following criteria:
The products must be free from GMOs (genetically modified organisms), parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicone, PEG, synthetic perfumes or dyes and animal products (except when naturally produced by the animal e.g. honey, milk, etc.).
Raw materials must be obtained from renewable, eco-friendly sources and carefully processed.
The packaging must be biodegradable or recyclable
Our products use naturally derived ingredients that have been approved by ECOCERT. Our products have not been certified by ECOCERT but we strive to follow the same guidelines.
We use Miron Glass for serums, oils, moisturising creams and body butters to protect volatile oils, butters and precious essential oils from UV rays. Violet glass (MIron) helps keep products fresh for longer than standard brown, blue, green and clear glass jars.
'Sunlight enables all plants to grow. If they continue to be exposed to the sun after reaching maturity, the effect of the light changes and accelerates the molecular decaying process. Miron violet glass works like a natural filter that only lets the sunlight that protects and improves the quality of premium and sensitive substances.
Miron Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part. At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products'. Miron Glas.
We use recycled and eco friendly packaging, such as biodegradable self-adhesive tape and wood wool filler
We also use cotton, bamboo, hemp and nylon textiles for ribbons and bathroom accessories
Please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.