Tailor Skincare harness the power of natural ingredients and combine them with science-backed formulas to create high performance skincare that boosts your skin health

At Tailor, we believe in transparency, and want you to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Below is a full list of ingredients used in our range (the scientific names are in italics). Learn why and how and why these skin care ingredients are used in our products. 

Tailor Ingredients Glossary

BAKUCHIOL
Found in: Illume Serum
Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol that mimics the benefits without the negative impacts (redness, dryness, sun sensitivity). It helps boost collagen and reduce scarring and fine lines. 

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BENTONITE CLAY
Found in: Polish Scrub & Mask
Bentonite clay is a super absorbent clay that soaks up excess oils and impurities. Locally sourced from Hawke’s Bay.

BISABOLOL
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Bisabolol is found naturally in German Chamomile and Candeia. It soothes irritation, stimulates skin healing and helps prevent signs of ageing. It’s antimicrobial properties make it super beneficial for acne prone skin. 

CAFFEINE EXTRACT
Found in: Awaken Eye Cream
Caffeine is an antioxidant that revives the eye area by reducing the appearance of dark circles and decreasing puffiness. It helps stop the damage caused by UV radiation, sun exposure and free radicals. Actively fighting signs of ageing. 
Learn more in depth about caffeine

CANDELILLA WAX Euphorbia Antisyphilitica
Found in: Glow Stick
Candelilla wax is produced in desert shrubs to prevent water loss. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties soothe and promote skin healing while protecting your skin. 

CASTOR OIL Ricinus Communis
Found in: Glow Stick
Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil and is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. It moisturises the skin while also preventing water loss to maintain skin moisture levels. Organic ingredient. 

CITRIC ACID
Found in: Renew Serum
Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits, and is used as a pH balancer to stop products from being too alkaline or basic.

COCOA SEED BUTTER Theobroma Cacao
Found in: Glow Stick
Cocoa butter is a natural fat that protects your skin to promote healing while forming a barrier to stop water loss and retain moisture. Unrefined organic ingredient. 

COCONUT OIL Cocos Nucifera, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
Found in: Oil Cleanse, Glow Stick, Awaken
Coconut oil is an amazing allround ingredient, and is ultra hydrating and moisturising for your skin. It helps reduce flakiness, restores suppleness and helps protect your skin from water loss. Organic ingredient.  

CoQ10 Ubidecarenone
Found in: Gold Dust Treatment
CoQ10 is a cellular energiser and antioxidant that can reduce the visible oxidative damage caused by UV rays and even decrease the depth of wrinkles.

FRAGRANCE Natural
Found in: Renew Serum, Moisture
Our fragrance is a bespoke blend of extracts of essential oil chosen for their relaxing and soothing properties. All the ingredients in our fragrance are derived from natural sources.
Learn more about fragrances 

FRANKINCENSE OIL Boswellia Carteri
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Frankincense is an incredible oil for ageing skin, as it stimulates regeneration and healing. It has a unique, calming scent that is loved for meditation. 

GLYCERIN
Found in: Renew Serum, Moisture, Polish, Awaken
Our glycerin is sourced from organic coconut oil, and is a humectant that prevents water loss in your skin to keep it hydrated and moisturised for longer.  

GRAPE SEED EXTRACT Vitis Vinifera
Found in: Renew Serum
Grape seed extract is antioxidant-rich and defends the skin against UV free radical damage and improves elasticity and firmness to reduce signs of ageing. Locally sourced from New Zealand.  

GRAPE SEED OIL Vitis Vinifera
Found in: Renew Serum
Grape seed oil nourishes dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Locally sourced from Marlborough. 

HAZELNUT OIL Corylus Americana/Avellana
Found in: Oil Cleanse, Moisture
Hazelnut oil is an astringent which is ideal for oily and breakout prone skin as it helps cleanse your skin, tightens pores, and dries out oil. Locally sourced from Marlborough.

HEMP SEED OIL Cannabis Sativa 
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Hemp seed oil is rich in both omega 3 and 6 and provides long-lasting moisture. With continuous use over time, it helps improve your skin's ability to retain moisture. Organic ingredient, locally sourced from Manawatu. 

HYALURONIC ACID
Found in: Hydrate Serum, Awaken
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that naturally occurs in our bodies. It actively draws water into the skin (up to 1000x its weight) to plump your skin, reduce fine lines and deeply hydrate. 
Learn more about Hyaluronic acid 

JASMINE OIL Jasminum Officinale
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Jasmine is a premium oil, ideal for dry or sensitive skin. It moisturises and protects your skin. It has a unique scent that is calming and uplifting.  

JOJOBA SEED OIL Simmondsia Chinensis
Found in: Renew Serum, Illume Facial Oil, Awaken
Jojoba oil is a liquid wax and a natural occlusive agent, which moisturises, nourishes and protects your skin. Jojoba oil is a similar consistency to your skin's natural oils, making it a great option for oily skin as it helps to regulate sebum (oil) production and is non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog your pores). Organic ingredient.  

KANUKA ESSENTIAL OIL Kunzea Ericoides
Found in: Oil Cleanse
Kanuka oil is amazing for healing acne prone skin due to it’s antimicrobial and healing properties. It has a calming and relaxing scent. Locally sourced New Zealand botanical extract.  

KOWHAI EXTRACT Sophora Microphylla
Found in: Hydrate Serum
Kowhai extract soothes inflammation and fights bacteria, which is key for acne prone skin plus irritating skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Locally sourced New Zealand botanical extract.  

MEADOWFOAM SEED Limnanthes Alba
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Meadowfoam seed oil contains fatty acids to deeply moisturise your skin and protect from water loss to keep your skin hydrated for longer. 

MICA Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide
Found in: Awaken, Glow Stick
Mica is a shimmery powder made from ground natural earth mineral. Our mica is sourced responsibly via the responsible mica initiative.

MILK THISTLE ESTER Silybum Marianum Ethyl
Found in: Moisture, Awaken, Illume
Milk thistle ester is a natural alternative to silicone, which locks in moisture and protects your skin from environmental stressors and pollution. It has antioxidant and calming effects, and helps protect your skin from UV light exposure. 

OLIVE SQUALANE
Found in: Illume Facial Oil
Squalane is a naturally occurring anti-ageing component of the skin. Your skin produces less as you age, but luckily it can be replenished by adding it into your skincare routine. It moisturises and encourages your skin to balance natural oil production.

POLYSACCHARIDES Anhydroxylitol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside
Found in: Moisture, Renew, Polish, Awaken
Plant polysaccharides ​​hydrate your skin without clogging pores. With long term use, they have been scientifically proven help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

PROBIOTIC Lactococcus Ferment Lysate
Found in: Renew Serum
Probiotics stimulate natural skin cell regeneration, strengthens the skin's protective barrier for enhanced resilience, reduces sensitivity and helps to clear blemishes. This ingredient is amazing for fighting acne, signs of ageing and damaged skin. 
Learn more in depth about probiotics 

PUMICE POWDER
Found in: Polish Scrub & Mask
Pumice powder is a gentle natural exfoliant that gently buffs your skin for a smoother and brighter complexion.  

ROSEHIP OIL Rosa Canina Fruit
Found in: Moisture
Rosehip oil contains essential vitamins including vitamin C and beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A). Rosehip oil deeply nourishing and moisturising, and helps reduce signs of ageing by encouraging skin renewal and fighting sun damage.

ROSEMARY FLOWER EXTRACT Rosmarinus officinalis
Found in: Oil Cleanse
Rosemary extract is used for it’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, as well as it’s skin stimulating and moisturising benefits. 

SALICYLIC ACID
Found in: Polish Scrub & Mask 
Salicylic acid is a BHA chemical exfoliant which works on both the surface and deeper layers of your skin to break down congestion, reduce sebum and unclog pores. It soothes irritation, redness and puffiness, ideal for breakout prone skin. 
Learn more about salicylic acid

SHEA BUTTER Butyrospermum Parkii
Found in: Awaken Eye Cream
Shea butter is a super nourishing ingredient that moisturises and smooths dry and irritated skin. It creates a protective barrier to lock in hydration.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL Helianthus Annuus
Found in: Glow Stick, Oil Cleanse
Sunflower seed oil is rich in both linoleic and oleic acids, as well as vitamin E. It easily penetrates your skin for deep moisturising and reduces inflammation. Antioxidant properties fight signs of ageing caused by free radical damage. Organic ingredient. 

VITAMIN B3 Niacinamide
Found in: Hydrate Serum
Vitamin B3 reduces signs of ageing by brightening, increasing collagen production and reducing hyperpigmentation. For breakout prone skin, it balances oil production plus reduces enlarged pores, redness and inflammation. It increases skin barrier function, for reduced sensitivity and increased hydration preservation.
Learn more in depth about niacinamide

VITAMIN C Ascorbic Acid
Found in: Gold Dust Treatment
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which has shown to boost collagen while lighting and brightening the complexion. It helps fight against free radical damage to prevent signs of ageing. 
Learn more about Vitamin C

VITAMIN E D Alpha Tocopherol
Found in: Glow Stick, Moisture, Illume, Awaken
Vitamin E is a fatty acid and an antioxidant so it is doubly nourishing for the skin. It protects against free radical damage, fights inflammation and boosts skin healing. 

Other Ingredients

WATER Aqua
Found in: Hydrate, Polish, Moisture, Renew, Awaken
Water is used as the base of many skincare products as a solvent, which is what the other ingredients dissolve into to create the formula. 

EMOLLIENTS 
Emollients are ingredients that help soften, smooth and condition your skin.
Cetearyl Alcohol (Awaken), Cetyl Palmitate (Moisture), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Renew), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Renew), Sodium Levulinate (Moisture)

EMULSIFIERS
Emulsifiers are ingredients that help keep unlike ingredients (like oil and water) from separating. Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Renew, Awaken), Lysolecithin (Renew), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Awaken), Sorbitan Olivate (Moisture), Sorbitan Palmitate (Moisture)

PRESERVATIVES
Preservatives are ingredients that keep your skincare safe and free from bacteria, particularly in water-based formulas. Without them, your product would need to be kept in the fridge and they wouldn't last longer than a couple of weeks. 
Benzyl Alcohol (Hydrate, Renew, Polish, Awaken), Dehydroacetic Acid (Renew, Hydrate, Polish, Awaken), Potassium Sorbate (Renew, Moisture), Propanedial (Hydrate), Sodium Phytate (Polish, Awaken)

TEXTURE ENHANCERS
Texture enhancers are ingredients that make formulas feel smooth to apply, and often double as a thickener, emulsifier or stabiliser. 
Cetearyl Olivate (Moisture), Pullulan (Renew)

 

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