Used in traditionally ayurvedic shampoos with known natural anti dandruff qualities. Also known as Shikakai. Fruit pods, leaves and bark are dried, ground into a powder, then made into a paste. Awesome naturally low pH shampoo that doesn't strip hair of natural oils.
Native to the Middle East & South East Asia with beneficial Minerals, Proteins & Essential Fatty Acids, Potassium, Zinc & Vitamin E known to increase collagen, treats sun damage & adds moisture to dry skin - often used for Eczema.
Most of us are well aware of the benefits and properties of this awesome plant. Ask anyone with sunburn what they are reaching for and the answer will be Aloe Vera. We use Aloe Vera for its all-around properties to help us inhibit bacterial and fungal activity. The calming & cooling effect of Aloe Vera adds to the overall sensation of our deodorant.
ALPINE WILLOW HERB
Hailing from North Canadian prairies willow herb displays strong phytochemical and antioxidant properties great for acne-prone skin to reduce redness and irritation.
Packed full of Vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9, Argan oil from the kernels of Morocco’s Argan tree (Argania Spinosa) is a wonder ingredient for skin and hair amazing healing, antioxidant and moisturising properties that combat problematic scalp issues and fight free radicals.
BAKING SODA (SODIUM BICARBONATE)
Baking Soda is alkaline, meaning it counteracts the bacteria-loving acids in sweat and acts as a natural balancing agent for armpit odour. Our formula has been developed to be low pH, making it gentle on the skin, but strong enough to mask the effect of bacteria and the odour they create.
BEESWAX (CERA ALBA)
Beeswax adds texture and weight assisting the hold and shaping qualities. Beeswax assists in preventing split ends whilst delivering shine and natural protection from the elements – like the best older brother you ever had - Beeswax has your back.
Bergamot oil is extracted from the rinds of the Citrus bergamia plant. Common throughout the Mediterranean, the fruit is the size of an orange, yet similar in colour to a lime. Like other citrus fruits, bergamot has a distinctive fragrance that gives off a memorable top note that combines with natural compounds in the oil to deliver anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
BLUE CYPRESS LEAF EXTRACT
Native to the more tropical regions of Australia, Blue Cypress Leaf is a powerful Phenolic Antioxidant source. Phenolic compounds are known for their strong antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory action.
BRAZIL (CARNAUBA) WAX
Back in the day grandpa might have cleaned his tobacco pipe with it, maybe he used it to coat the hull of his boat enhancing the speed and handling through water, it is still used today in many brands of surf wax for much the same properties. In Coltrane it helps create the hold and waterproofing to give your look longevity.
COCONUT OIL EXTRACTS
Combination coconut oil extracts, organic compounds and fatty acids act as surfactants, reducing surface tension and allowing the water and oil components of the cream to combine creating a perfect lather. This action works to soften bristles and prepare the hair follicles, allowing the blades to get closer to the skin and create a super smooth result.
Is a natural silicone substitute that acts to detangle and release emotionally wrought, tortured hair. It’s safe and natural making it gentle enough to use everyday.
Rich in fatty acids and proteins which gives it it's nourishing and repairing properties. This creamy shampoo gently cleanses hair while preserving the natural balance of the scalp and hair. Repairer, hydrator all round good guy.
Is a topical aid found in the Amazon that is good for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, and wounds of all kinds benefit from application of this wonder product. So apart from having the coolest name of any ingredient on the planet it is also delivers when it needs to, in this case calming and healing the scalp.
Is amazing! Epsom Salt will "activate" curls by neutralisng the excess negative charges on the surface of your hair’s keratin bringing it to its ideal pH point. Works to remove excess oil from the scalp and clears the buildup of hair products that lead to problems for people with thinning and/or oily hair.
A super absorbent clay. We like to think of it as Kryptonite for blackheads. It's unbeatable at drawing out dirt and impurities from oily skin. It's nourishing too, being naturally rich in iron, magnesium and potassium.
GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT
Green tea is widely known for its rich antioxidant properties. Those agents which can counteract the effects of oxidant radicals, “free radicals” as they are commonly called, are by-products of the body that can cause damage to cells and tissues. Antioxidants bind to the free radicals, deactivating them before they can cause harm. Green tea is a wonder ingredient that has been touted as the solution to world peace, we just think its a great antioxidant ingredient for our body wash
GYSOPHILIA ROOT EXTRACT
Native to eastern Europe grows in chalky soils.Naturally high saponins content - awesome cleansing properties, historically used as soap for centuries throughout the Mediterranean basin.
A natural emulsifier that binds the product and assists hold, it is rich in linoleic acid, effective in cell regulation and skin barrier repair. People have used Harakeke Flax for centuries as a treatment for internal and external ailments. It has a high quantity of natural polysaccharides D-xylose and D-glucuronic acid all extremely effective in hydrating the skin.
Found in New Zealand's backcountry, is one of the world's oldest flowering plants, having been around for over 65 million years due in large part to its amazing chemical defence system. Horopito works as a fantastic antioxidant and conditioning agent in Gameface.
Keratin is a family of proteins that make up large parts of hair, skin and nails. It gives structure and protection to our hair and cells whilst helping injured cells to heal and grow. Keratin protects dry and brittle hair, whilst it repairs, strengthens and nourishes to leave hair and scalp hydrated and healthy.
(pronounced ho-HO-ba) is a botanical extract from the seed of the jojoba tree. Jojoba helps make Gameface light and non-greasy, being a wax ester it is the closest thing to the oil your skin naturally produces, so it is easily absorbed and works with your skin rather than fighting against it.
Used medicinally for thousands of years by indigenous Australians, Kakadu plum is believed to possess the most Vitamin C of any food on Earth; Being up to 100 times that found in an orange. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and vital nutrient in slowing the aging process. It is crucial for the production of prolin, an amino acid essential to create collagen.
KAOLIN / CHINA CLAY
Is soft white clay named after the hill in China (Kao-ling) where it was first mined. Used for centuries to make Chinese porcelain when kaolin is mixed with water it can be molded under pressure.
In Te Reo Māori (New Zealand’s indigenous language) refers to the bitter taste of the leaves, kawa meaning bitter. Also referred to as NZ Pepper Tree, Kawakawa was one of the most important plants in Rongoā ( traditional Māori medicine), used externally for cuts, wounds and bruises and applied as a treatment for toothache, nettle stings and eczema due to its natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. We use it for much the same properties, to treat scalp and calm heads.
Is a natural emollient with moisturising and protective qualities. As ancient as man, this all-purpose ingredient is rich in oils and active agents, creating a natural glide on the surface of the skin that produces a crisp, smooth shave with any style of razor.
We use a bespoke infusion of organic lavender as the vehicle to get all the other fragrance ingredients to the show. Lavender is your friendly train conductor doing all the hard yards to make sure the team is there on time and ready to play.
Lime oil has astringent, cleansing and toning effects for oily, congested or acne-prone skin. Traditionally lime has been used to treat wounds, warts, and other skin conditions. It can be found in tonics of varied treatments from greasy hair, to anti-fungal lotions to deodorants. It's like that clever ambidextrous friend you have who can play all sports and is handsome and funny too.
Probably New Zealand's most widely used native plant. Everything from tonics and teas to lip balms and Honey are infused with Manuka's goodness and sold on our shelves. In our Deodorant, we use it for its calming and neutralising benefits to help bring odour under control.
Predominantly found in the North Atlantic Ocean (near Norway). Traditionally used for its nutritive and skin soothing properties. Being rich in minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Iodine, it's awesome for hydration and is anti inflammatory when applied on the skin as a firming, healing and strengthening agent.
Is extracted from Mentha Piperita, a cross between water mint and spearmint. As an oil it's bursting with the good stuff, containing minerals and nutrients like: manganese; iron; magnesium; calcium; folate; potassium and copper. It's also got omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C under its belt. If we had a more exotic name for it, conjuring up images of deep, dark Amazonian rain forests, we might call this little sucker a 'super ingredient'. But since it's just peppermint oil, all we'll say is that it's a natural stimulant and healer.
PERSIAN SILK TREE
Persian Silk tree bark is an awesome and effective organic extract that is really expensive. Seriously it is one of the most expensive skincare ingredients doing the rounds due in a large part to its proven effect on soft skin, most noticeable on sagging eyelids. Persian Silk tree extract genuinely appears to slow the skins ageing process, like a veritable spring of eternal youth.
Is an amazing species of fern that grows right down the bottom of the world in New Zealand. It has natural properties that are proven to deliver lift, reduce wrinkles and deliver a natural toning and tightening effect on your skin. The magic is its unique composition of polysaccharides which form an elastic film that tightens and lifts.
Found in the deepest darkest Amazon and obtained by a natural (Chemical Free) cold press process that draws the oil from the seeds and flesh. Used on anything from acne and burns to body and hair oil. It is an awesome conditioning agent and works in combination with the waxes and clays to leave hair feeling smooth and soft.
It's hip! A common essential oil used to help protect & heal skin. Picked high in the mountains of Chile from the wild Rosa Canina. Our favourite undercover agent - mysterious, magnetic & highly effective.
A powerful natural antioxidant that provides protection against UV stress and glycation and reduces the accumulation of skin damage over time, for healthy looking skin. Stunning long-term oil preservation. Rosemary extract is a powerful oil stabiliser with anti-rancidity and natural anti-oxidation properties that help in the protection of skin collagen and elastin fibres. It also enhances elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
Better known as the humble Sea Beet and its ability to provide treatment from the root to the tip of the hair, increasing volume, shine and suppleness. Great in preventing oxidative stress premature hair ageing and hair loss.
Maple bark extract is a naturally occurring active ingredient with clinically proven procollagen and proelastin properties. Swamp Maple stimulates dermal regeneration by increasing collagen production while inhibiting collagenase enzyme synthesis that degrades collagen with age. Clinical studies reveal the complete and long-term efficacy of this polyphenolic extract with measured wrinkle amplitude reduction as well as visible effects expressed with before and after treatment documentation.
Has been used for centuries by native Tahitians to coat their bodies when bathing, preparing for war and during courtship. It's now widely considered a modern day wonder plant, renowned for its antibacterial and healing qualities which promote elastic, supple skin
TASMANIAN PEPPER FRUIT EXTRACT
Bringing great calming and soothing benefits to all it touches Tasmanian Pepper is the perfect support player to all the other ingredients in the team. Sourced from Tasmania it was traditionally used by native Aborigines to treat external infections and inflammation when applied topically, we believe it’s the perfect player to soothe and calm irritable skin.
A little like diamonds, this stuff is created under pressure. As a result this amazing organic matter is the star ingredient for a hard working face scrub. It acts as a natural abrasive and combines perfectly with natural clays for deep exfoliation.
This extract has been known since ancient times for its medicinal benefits. It has been used as a natural aspirin and to treat respiratory ailments but is probably best known for its anti acne properties when used as a topical treatment.
WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT
A well-known natural anti acne agent, it’s no secret that Witch Hazel has been used throughout the centuries to treat problem skin. But with its Antioxidant, Natural Astringent, and Anti inflammatory properties what is less known is that there may be no plant on the planet that is more beneficial to improving your skin tone. Modern research continues to uncover its medicinal benefits which are as wide ranging as reducing inflammation, reducing cellular damage and swelling, preventing signs of aging, while also soothing wounds.
Naturally prevents UV light from hitting the skin. Think of it as a physical barrier or a “physical” sunscreen. It reflects the sun’s UV rays and prevents most of them from damaging skin. Because Zinc oxide is not absorbed into the skin, it is non-irritating, non-allergenic, and noncomedogenic.