Glossary

Kae is a cosmetics brand that produces products based around the Argan Oil. Kae products are completely organic and do not have any additives. Kae is an ethical brand that supports rural families, whom help generate the oil.

A dry clay material that is used in cosmetics as a facial mask. The powdery substance, also known as china clay, helps remove oil and excess dirt from the skin.

A type of cancer that results in lesions on the skin due to the enlargement of blood vessels. The lesions tend to appear as pink, painless spots on the skin’s surface.

Also known as shea butter, karate butter is used as treatment for scars, wrinkles, skin blemishes and discolouration, as well as providing relief for dry skin. In addition, the soothing, oxidant and moisturising properties make shea butter/karate butter a very popular ingredient in many cosmetic products.

This is a European plant extract that is used to treat anxiety and stress disorders. Kava-kava is also a muscle relaxant.

A scar that is thick and large, due to the increased amounts of collagen present during tissue repair.

A mineral rich substance that grows in shallow oceans. Kelp is used to control the rate at which the body burns calories. Kelp is also a tonic, and is used to treat obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and other ailments.

This describes the process that occurs in the skin, nails and hair – where the outermost cells of the vertebrae epidermis are converted into keratin.

A medication that is used to dissolve and loosen skin flakes. It causes the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed.

A skin condition where the keratin protein plugs in hair follicles around the cheeks and side of arms. Most commonly occurs before puberty but can also be present in teenage acne.

A skin cell that helps create keratin. It eventually becomes a dead, flat cell of the stratum corneum itself.

A natural additive that is an extract of the kiwi fruit. Kiwi extract is very healthy as it is high in vitamin C, fibre and potassium, and is virtually cholesterol and fat free.

An agent that is used to lighten the skin.

A nut coming from the African Kola tree, the Kola nut is s stimulant and anti-depressant for the central nervous system and can help treat related conditions such as depression, headaches, anxiety, brooding and seasickness.