THE HERB FARM
INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

We are passionate about using the finest natural ingredients and sharing our knowledge about making natural choices with our customers.

Welcome to our Ingredient Glossary. Here you will find more detailed information on all the powerful ingredients that make up our beautiful 100% natural Skincare, Bodycare and Therapeutic ranges.

For easier reading, we’ve alphabetised all the ingredients that we use. The commonly known name for each ingredient is in bold, and the scientific name (that you would see on our product labels) is above in italics. We've also included a quick guide to our 'Hero Herbs' which are herbs that we grow in our own gardens!

We hope this glossary helps you understand the consideration of each natural ingredient we use!

Simply select a letter to jump to that section!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

"Anecdotal Story..."- Lynn Kirkland, Herbalist

Achinidia Chinensis (Kiwifruit) Extracts
Kiwifruit Extract

Known for being a great source of Vitamin C and effective in promoting skin elasticity. Studies show that kiwi fruit extract’s polysaccharides can double collagen synthesis in skin cells and can help improve skin firmness.

Products:
Radiance Boost Facial Serum, Renewal Advance Facial Serum

Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
Horse Chestnut Extract

Traditionally used to help reduce the appearance of varicose veins, Horse Chestnut Extract is used to help tone skin.

Products:
Firming & Toning Body Lotion

Alkanna Tinctoria Root (Alkanet)
Alkanet

Traditionally used to help soothe skin problems like inflammation, Alkanet is generally used for its safe and natural pink tint.

Products:
Vanilla & Orange Lip Balm, Wild Yam Cream, Softening Rose Cream Cleanser, Smoothing Exfoliating Cream, Nourishing Rose Face Cream, Jojoba & Almond Exfoliating Cream

Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow Root) Extract
Marshmallow Root Extract

Marshmallow Root Extract contains high amounts of mucilage which is excellent for soothing and softening skin. Leaves skin feeling velvety soft.

Products:
Radiance Boost Facial SerumReplenishing Rosehip Face Cream

Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential Oil is beneficial for soothing skin irritations and redness while also promoting emotional calm.

Products:
Baby Calm Cream, Soothing Baby Bot Bot Cream

Arnica Montana Extracts
Arnica

Arnica Extract is used for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to increase blood circulation which helps speed the healing of soft tissue.

Arnica Cream, Comfrey Cream, Rejuvenating Foot Balm, Deep Relief Balm, Radiance Boost Facial Serum