Theodore was an influential figure in Constantinople, a Byzantine statesman, author, philosophical scholar, and patron of the arts who valued life and celebrated individual achievement.
This collection serves as an aromatic homage to one of Byzantium’s original ‘Renaissance Men’. The origins of the notes are inspired by the old tanning houses of the time.
Evocative notes of smoky wood, with hints of Byzantine inspired Middle Eastern spices; saffron and a Mediterranean thyme, night blooming jasmine, smoky birch tar all help emulate in scent the warm earthy texture and grain of skins and hides. Charming and Exotic.
Organic Bodycare and why this is important.
We aim to give your skin the ultimate care and moisture that it needs.
Because our ingredients are grown without herbicides and pesticides, their organic constituents are also free from that contamination, which means the same for your skin and body. Moreover, up to 95% of an organic skin or body care product’s contents are active ingredients- these are the hard working agents doing all the heavy lifting so to speak..!
Furthermore, for a product to be considered certified organic it must be either 100% completely organic or be 95-99% organic. We go through the process to be compliant and to ensure our products are formulated using only the best raw materials that come from sustainable farming. Powerful plant botanicals deliver quite the punch!
We are dedicated to delivering products that enhance the appearance of skin, offering a truly remarkable result. Soft, supple, beautifully smelling skin, what’s not to love!
We believe in the 'jewel' being in the 'juice' so let us introduce you to the constituents of this luxurious wash.
The water used in our production is deionized combined with a natural non-ionic surfactant ingredient made from the sugar content of corn, potatoes and coconut oil for use in cosmetic body washing products. Along with Glycerin, Xanthan Gum and a humectant we have leaned into mother nature to do the hard work here, giving vitality and softness to the skin naturally.
Our chosen Emulsifier is 100% vegetable non-ionic obtained by the combination of polyglyceryl derivative of fatty acids from rice bran oil, cetearyl alcohol and sugar derivative. It forms light and soft emulsions that are pleasantly velvety to the touch.
Aloe vera is a plant species belonging to the lily family. It originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. There are over 200 different species of aloe growing in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The plant is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Due to its moisturizing, soothing and healing properties it is used in the cosmetic industry. The raw material used in this product is produced from 100% pure liquid of the Aloe Vera Barbadensis-Miller plant which has been organically grown.
Moisturizing mixture for us includes ingredients that targets a potentially remarkable but relatively unknown molecule: Epidermal hyaluronic acid. It is quicker and three times more effective than hyaluronic acid itself for hydrating and restructuring the surface of the skin. It also preserves the degree of hydration of the skin against the harmful effects of pollution. Botanical hyaluronic acid from Chinese tremella moisturizes and smooths. An active ingredient from the red alga stimulates the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and supplies the skin effectively and lastingly with moisture meaning our lotions have great restorative and moisturizing properties derived from wheat proteins.
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is the fat obtained from the fruit of the Shea Tree, Butyrospernum parkii, Sapotaceae. Shea tree grows in Africa. Shea butter is obtained from the seeds of the fruits of this tree. Best known for its moisturising and healing properties for dry, dehydrated and damaged skins. It is used as skin softener in our lotions. Despite it being rich and creamy it is easily absorbed into skin and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. It contains many anti-oxidants, plant sterols and essential fatty acids which promote healthy cell growth and protect the skin from damage.
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil is the fixed oil expressed from the kernels, Argania Spinosa (L.), Sapotaceae. The Argan tree grows in the southwestern region of Morocco. The fruit is hard shelled like walnut and almond. Since ancient times, the oil obtained from the kernels of this tree have been used for skin and hair care. Argan is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ reflecting both its beautiful colour and its many health benefits for the skin. Argan has many health benefits, rich in proteins, argan strengthens the protein bonding structures which tighten skin and improve elasticity. Deeply nourishing with a high level of flavonoids, polyphenols, cartenoids, ferulic acid and antioxidants. It has anti-aging (or age-well as we prefer to say) restructuring, regenerative and firming properties and can be used to fade stretch marks and scars.