Masarnen carefully chooses natural green basic ingredients, giving the herbal products an extra richness with their own specific properties.
Tefose is used as an vegetable O/W and W/O emulsifier derived from palm fat. In all creams it is used to emulsify the oil and water components of the products. It is easily absorbed by the skin and gives white creams.
Shea Butter is used as a stabilizer to give more firmness to a cream or to make ointments more spreadable to create a creamy ointment. It is derived from the kernels of the Shea nut tree growing in West Africa. The kernels contain to 50% fat, allontoïne, vitamine E and different carotenes. It has soothing, moisturizing, nourishing, healing, disinfecting effects on the skin and provides a light protection from sun light.
Cacao Butter is used as a stabilizer to give more firmness to a cream or body butter. It is a fat derived from the roasted seeds of Theobroma cacao. It makes creams soft and creamy. It has moisturizing and nourishing properties, it makes the skin supple, ideal for the dry and mature skin.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees. It is used in all ointments and creamy ointments and in lip balms as a stabilizer to give more firmness. It has soothing and healing properties, ideal for first and self aid products.
Lanoline is derived from the fat in sheep’s wool and has the property to be easily absorbed by the skin. It is used in all creamy ointments where a fast access to the bloodstream is important. Also an ingredient in creams where a fattier texture as extra nourishment is necessary, as in the Workers' Handcream and the Skin Trouble Hand Cream.
Aloe Vera Gel
The Aloe Vera is a sub tropic species of the lily, a very old plant already well known in Old Egypt, Old Greece and Old China. It has extra ordinary properties for the skin: moisturizing, repairing, soothing, strengthening, nourishing, rejuvenating, purifying, regulating the skin PH. It is used in al creams and is the main ingredient in the Facial Intensive Gel Mask. It is fast absorbed and penetrates deep in to the skin.
All herbal products contain oils. It is the oil component of the herbal products. I use two different sort of oils.
Macerated oils with a sweet almond base and a hint of wheat germ oil as a natural preservative. I use my own grown herbs and flowers for the macerated oils of Marigold, Carrot, Chamomile, Plantain, Rose, Elder, Lemon Balm, Comfrey, Burdock, St Johns Wort and Arnica.
Vegetable plant oils of nuts, seeds, dried fruits flesh or kernels like Rosehip, Avocado, Evening Primrose, Wheat Germ, Walnut, Sweet Almond, Bernagie and Cocos that I buy with my green suppliers.
All creams, shampoos, body washes and drops contain strong infusions of herbs in demineralised water for instants Rooibos, Horsetail, Yarrow, Red Clover, Heartsease, Chamomile, Devil's Claw, Dandelion Root, Lemon Balm…. It is the water component of the herbal products. The use of demineralised water prolongs the shell life of the products.