A-Z INGREDIENTS

At Nudge Boutique we are passionate about creating skin and hair care products from plant and plant derived ingredients. As a result, our products are suitable for vegans.

 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. 


However, we feel it is important that we have the right and freedom to answer your concerns about ingredients and what they are derived from, so I have included derivatives, where applicable.

ANIMAL TESTING


​​​​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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
INCI name: Vinegar
Organic
We use Organic, raw apple cider vinegar,which contains the 'mother' which is believed to be rich in health-boosting natural protein, healthy bacteria and acetic acid. Use in our Shampoo tablets for combination/oily hair. Has a friendly ph 4.5-5
 
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.

Coconut Milk Powder
INCI: Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Milk Powde
Organic
Helps nourish and condition hair and skin. Found in our shampoo tablets  for dry hair.

​​​​​​Carrot Seed CO2 Extract
INCI: Simmondsia chinensis seed oil, Daucus carota root extract, Helianthus annus seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract
Organic
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
 
Coco Glucoside & Glyceryl Oleate
Derived from coconut and sugars
High performance additive that supports moisturisation in our solid shampoo. Helps  improve the wet combability of the hair and suitable for sensitive skin types.

Frangapini
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.

French Green Clay & French Pink Clay
INCIUsed in hair, French Clays remove product build-up from the scalp and strands,
while eliminating dead cells, flakiness, and excess oil, thereby stimulating the growth of healthier hair.
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Geranium Essential Oil
INCI: Perfume (100% plant based)Made blend of natural isolates, along with a large percentage of genuine geranium essential oil. 

​​Golden Jojoba Oil
INCI: Simmondsia chinensis Seed Oil
Organic
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.

Glycerine
INCI: Glycerine
Derived from Rapeseed Oil
Known for its fantastic emollient and hydrating abilities, Helps draw moisture to hair and skin. Used in our solid shampoo tablets for normal to dry hair.

​​​Isoamyl Laurate & Isoamyl Cocoate
Naturally derived, vegetable based emollient made from natural, renewable sources such as sugar and coconut. Reduces oily feel and eliminates tackiness. Brings shine and nourishment to hair and skin.  Use in Kokum Body Boost Butter and solid shampoo tablets for normal to dry hair.

​Kaolin Clay (White)
INCI: Kaolin
Devon, UK
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.

Kokum Butter
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.

Lavender Essential Oil
INCI: Perfume A 100% natural mixed species essential oil lavender  to achieve a consistent aroma.Used in our solid shampoo tablets.

​​​​​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.

Mango Butter
INCI: Mangifera Indica
Mango Butter has skin softening, soothing & moisturising propertie that helps to combat dry skin, eczema and dermatitis. 

Murumuru Butter
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.
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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
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Olive Squalane
INCI: Squalane
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.

Orange Essential Oil (10 fold)
INCI: Perfume (100% natural)
We use this orange essential oil in our solid shampoo for dry hair. Orange 1o fold has is further distilled and concentrated to create a more concentrated, and usually stronger smelling, essential oil.

Pink Calamine Powder
​​Nourishing and gentle to sensitive skin, helps calm skin irritation. Used in our Geranium & Lavender solid shampoo.

Peppermint Essential Oil
INCI:Mentha piperita
Refreshing and stimulating with anti-infammatory and anti-fungal properties. Used in shampoos for oily hair as well as itchy scalp. Used in our solid shampoo for combination to oily hair.

Preservative:
INCI: Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid
This preservative is suitable for adults and children aged 3+. a broad spectrum preservation system that can be included in natural and organic skin and hair care products. Used in a solid shampoo bars.
Non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based preservative system.

​Prickly Pear Oil
INCI:Opuntia ficus-indica Seed Oil
Virgin
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

Rosehip Oil
INCI: Rosa Canina Fruit Oil
Organic
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.
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​Rosemary CO2 Extract
INCI: Helianthus annuus Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract
Organic
​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.
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Rosemary Essential Oil
INCI: Rosmarinus Officianalis
Helps improve hair and scalp health.  It also increases the circulation to the scalp and is therefore also effective for promoting hair growth. Used in our solid shampoo bars for combination to oily hair.

​​Saffron
INCI:Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower
Saffron Threads, Grown in Norfolk UK
Read more about Saffron eco friendly farming hereWhen 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.

​Saffron Petals
INCI:Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower
Saffron Flower Petals, Grown in Norfolk, UK
Read more about Saffron eco friendly farming hereSaffron 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.

Shikakai Powder
​INCI: Acacia concinna
Organic
Traditionally used in India as a shampoo and hair conditioner. Shikakai means 'fruit for hair'. Shikakai has saponins, which foam up when shaken in water, similar to soap.

Shikakai is very high in vitamin C as well as vitamins A, D, E, and K, antioxidants which are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. It helps strengthen and nourish the hair, aide in glossy hair while reducing dandruff.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate 
INCI:Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Derived from: Coconut
A gentle, mild, solid surfactant that creates an excellent thick, creamy, long lasting lather with dense bubbles. A sodium salt ester of coconut fatty acid.

Spearmint Essential Oil
INCI: Mentha Spicata Spearmint oil is know to reduce itching on the skin. Found in our shampoo tablets for combination hair.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil
​Sweet Orange Essential Oil has been known to help nourish mature skin types, and dry irritated skin.
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Tapioca Starch
INCI Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch.
Organic
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.

Zinc Oxide
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.