Ingredient Encyclopedia

Calendula Extract

Baby’s skin is exceptionally sensitive and Mum’s skin also needs attentive care at this special stage of life. We have thus lovingly formulated products containing only gently effective, soothing and nurturing ingredients of the highest quality, to provide Baby and Mum with the very best.

As the skin is our largest organ, and anything applied to it is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, we believe product ingredients should be safe enough to eat. We chose NOT to use ingredients known to cause skin irritation or that are suspected to be harmful. We believe the human body is an amazing gift. Caring for it with only the highest quality nutrients supports it function at its greatest potential.

We use only raw organic cold­-pressed oils to ensure the high content of nutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin A and E are not destroyed by heat or chemicals.

By sourcing sustainable, biodegradable and renewable ingredients and minimal, recyclable packaging, we care for the environment as well as the skin.

 

First Light Products are:

  • Certified Organic by OFC to Australian National Standard and pure enough to eat
  • Vegan (except the balm with beeswax)
  • Gentle enough for baby's delicate skin
  • Expertly crafted and infused with soothing, healing herbs, fruits and flowers.
  • Raw  
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Biodegradable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made in Australia from ingredients sourced from organic farms, locally grown wherever possible. 
  • Energy Imbued with Light and Love

 

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Calendula Extract ­- Calendula officinalis 

Used since the days of the ancient Egyptians to “comfort the heart and spirit”, and still remaining one of the most popular herbs for soothing, nourishing and gently supporting healthy looking skin.

Certified Organic Chamomile Extract

Also used since the days of the ancient Egyptians and considered the most gentle of all herbs. Particularly soothing and calming, Chamomile balances dryness and helps restore skin's radiance and freshness, leaving it soft and supple.

Certified Organic Olive Leaf extract

Super rich in healing antioxidants, especially oleuropein, and other plant nutrients. Specifically effective to support healing of damaged skin. Processed from freshly picked Australian grown leaves.

Certified Organic Aloe Vera

With more than 200 biologically active agents, Aloe is rich in healing, soothing, antibacterial and moisturising properties. Especially good for sensitive skin, keeping it supple by bringing oxygen and phyto­nutrients to the cells.

Certified Organic Lavender Pure Essential Oil

A sweet, gentle soothing aromatic oil with countless healing benefits. Well­known for calming, soothing and easing irritations.

Certified Organic Roman Chamomile Pure Essential Oil

With a sweet herbal and fruity scent promoting relaxation and excellent calming properties to soothe irritations of the skin and mind.

Certified Organic German (Blue) Chamomile Pure Essential Oil

Named for the lovely blue chamazulene, this super anti­-inflammatory also promotes tissue regeneration.

Certified Organic Mandarin Pure Essential Oil

With a cheery uplifting aroma, Mandarin is also balancing, nurturing and soothing. It is known to encourage the growth of new skin cells and be rich in antioxidants to protect the skin.

Certified Organic Lemon Myrtle Oil

A native to the rainforests around First Light’s home base, Lemon Myrtle essential oil possesses antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. The high citral content of the oil lends it antifungal properties, and makes it very rich in antioxidants. 

Certified Organic Australian Sandalwood Oil

With antibacterial qualities (works to cleanse and inhibit bugs) and has anti-inflammatory properties helping to soothe and reduce redness.

Mandarin Pure Essential Oil

Certified Organic Evening Primrose Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids to care for the skin’s natural barrier function and improve the appearance of dry, flaky skin conditions.

Certified Organic Avocado Oil

Rich in regenerative lipids, Vitamin A, D,C, Avocado Oil softens, nourishes and promotes the development of normal dermal skin properties.

Certified Organic Coconut Oil

Enriching vitamins and nutrients and used the world­over as a rich, healing and gentle emollient.

Certified Organic Australian Macadamia Oil

Grown in the hills surrounding First Light Organics and recognised worldwide for its exceptional health benefits and healing capacity. Quickly absorbed with great skin penetration to leave a light velvety protective barrier against trans­epidermal moisture loss. Non­allergenic - no evidence of allergy or dermal irritation in over 15+ years of testing. Combines with skin lipids to leave skin smooth and moist.

Certified Organic Safflower Oil

Contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that offers many benefits for skin: acts as a protective barrier, softens dryness, smooth roughness and soothes skin.

Organic Rosehip

Certified Organic Shea Butter

An rich moisturiser with natural barrier and UV protection against the elements. Assists with suppleness, comfort and elasticity.

Certified Organic Rose­hip:

A precious oil extracted from the rosehips that form after roses have finished flowering. It is very hydrating to the skin & rich in vitamins A, B, D, E & Fatty Acids. These vitamins help to delay the appearance of skin aging, by assisting with cell regeneration, and the production of collagen and elastin levels. Wonderful for reducing scarred tissue. Beneficial for restoring, hydrating and moisturizing skin.

Certified Organic Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It creates a protective barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture.

Certified Organic Wheatgerm Oil

Ideal for stretchmarks, improving elasticity and suppleness, due to the very high amounts of Vitamin E.

For your convenience, we’ve included the full ingredient list for each product as part of its store listing.