Ingredients

Crafted by Sheryl Gillies, our founder and creator, each Athonika product is carefully designed with only the finest organic ingredients. These ingredients are designed to feed and nourish your skin to help it remain healthy and full of vitality.

Our Ingredients

Organic Aloe Vera Extract

Hydrating; Rich source of antioxidants and vitamins. Helps to fight free radicals; Cell-regenerative properties; Anti-inflammatory; Stimulates fibroblast activity – stimulates collagen production and elastin fibres; Zinc in the aloe vera juice helps to tighten the pores; Helps prevents tyrosinase – an enzyme responsible for skin discolouration; Contains lignin – helps enhance the penetrative effect of other ingredients into the skin.

Organic Pomegranate Oil

Anti-inflammatory; Anti-microbial; Slows down the natural oxidation of DNA; Deeply penetrates the skin for deep long lasting moisturisation; High amount of antioxidants; Deep hydration and soothing properties; Helps to balance sebum levels.

Organic Gogi Berry

Packed full of antioxidants; Helps to efficiently regenerate skin cells and hydrate them; Skin immune booster; Very high amount of vitamin C and E; Helps maintain a youthful radiant skin; Contains high amounts of minerals including 11 of the 22 essential dietary trace minerals; Contains amino acids and polysaccharides which can help boost white cell function; Contains an abundance of naturally occurring carotenoids, which are flavonoids including beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene- act in the skin as antioxidants- helps to protects from free radicals; Helps control melanin in the skin to help prevent skin hyperpigmentation.

Organic Macadamia Oil

Light oil that absorbs into the skin but does not clog the pores; High in monounsaturated fatty acids including omega 9; Anti-inflammatory; Contains palmitoleic acid (omega 7) – naturally found in youthful skin but depletes as we age. Macadamia oil helps replace it; Helps to improve the appearance of scars, skin irritations and signs of aging.

Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Helps to balance oil production; Helps to retain hydration and moisture in the skin; Brings a sense of calm and relaxation; Anti-inflammatory; Helps to strengthen the skin.

Organic Kiwi Seed Oil

Helps to regenerate skin cells; High concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids; Rich source of vitamin C and E; Helps combat dark spots, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Organic Davidson’s Plum Extract

Australian native extract; High in anthocyanin group of antioxidants and polysaccharides; Very strong anti-inflammatory; Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; Increases collagen and elastin production; Helps decrease pigmentation, dark circles and redness; Protects against environmental and pollutants; Has a regenerative capacity on skin cells; Has tartaric acid (AHA) which strengthens the skin, clears pores blockages anti-acne activity, brightening and pigmentation reduction.

Organic Almond Oil

Rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids; Contains vitamin A and E; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-oxidant properties; Can help boost collagen production; Can help bring out excess dirt, sweat and sebum from the skin.

Organic Shea Butter and Oil

Helps restore elasticity to the skin;
Helps increase moisture content in the skin;
Anti-inflammation.

Organic Broccoli Seed Oil

High source of antioxidants and fatty acids;
Deep level of moisturization;
Creates a protective layer on the skin to prevent trans epidermal water loss;
Arachidonic acid- specific fatty acid that cools, calms and soothes the skin;
Natural vitamin A, C and K.

Organic Lemon Grass Essential Oil

Tones and purifies the skin;
Helps with balancing the skins microbiome;
Anti-microbial;
Calming to the senses.

Algaktive Zen

COSMOS Organic certified;
Helps to protect the skin from lifestyle aging – fatigue and inner stress;
Helps to create a relaxed skin appearance;
Helps to reduce wrinkle depth by 15% in just 15 days.

Organic Coconut Milk

High level of vitamin C;
Rich in copper which helps prevent sagging of the skin;
Anti- bacterial;
Non – comodonic;
Excellent moisturising properties.

Organic Jojoba Seed Oil

Anti-inflammatory;
Vitamin E ad B-complex;
Deeply hydrating;
Long lasting moisture;
High levels of antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper and zinc which nourish and protect the skin;
Helps to balance oil flow.

Algaktive Restore Skin

COSMOS organic certified;
Helps to rejuvenate and restructure aging skin;
Helps to boost the natural defence system;
Helps repair skin barrier function, would haling and tissue repair.

Organic Geranium Essential Oil

Balances sebum flow;

Increases skin regeneration;

Gives a refreshing smell and feel.

Organic Green Tea Extract

Has a high level of polyphenols with potent antioxidants;
Anti-inflammatory;
Stimulates circulation;
Regulates sebum production;
Helps to decrease the appearance of enlarges pores and helps target blackheads and pollutants;
Helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Organic Marula Oil:

High in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and amino acids; Improves skin elasticity ‘soothing and fast absorbing; Richest plant source of omega 9; Rich in vitamin C and E; Helps to protect skin cells and repairs cells from free radical damage and pollution; Helps rebuild skin resilience and strengthens the skins natural lipid barrier; Helps protects skin from trans epidermal water loss.

Organic Cacay Oil:

Improves skin tone;
Softens skin;
Anti-aging;
Increases hydration;
Rich in vitamin E, F and retinol;
Helps to regulate sebum.

Organic Mountain Pepper Berry:

Australian native extract; High antioxidant capacity and anti- inflammatory properties; Rich source of vitamin E, lutein and trace minerals, zinc, magnesium and calcium; 

Fibrous compounds are a high source of hydration. With Athonika’s unique creation technique it helps to keep this fibrous compounds integrity and therefore the hydration is transferred into the skin.

Organic White Tea Extract

Contains Theanine (amino-acid); Contains high amounts of anti-bacterial ad anti-aging properties- helps prevents wrinkles and sagging skin and revitalises; High amounts of ant-oxidants – protects the skin against free radicals that cause oxidative damage; Helps reduce dullness in the skin.

MMP (matrix metalloproteinases) – healthy in the skin but as it ages it increases and eats up the collagen and elastin. White tea helps keep the MMP from doing that = collagen and elastin to keep doing their job.

Organic Roasted Argan Oil

Australian Certified Organic; 
High concentrations of essential fatty acids, oleic and lineoic; Intense conditioning benefits; 
Helps restore, regenerate and restructure the skin by increasing the nutrient content of the skin cells.

Organic Milk Thistle

Contains plant compounds known as silymorin; Improves inflammatory skin conditions; Detoxifying; Helps to soothe skin irritations; Anti-oxidants – helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and pollutants; Helps to remove toxins from the skin. 
Has been shown to directly slow the aging process because of its antiglycation – glycation is an anti-aging reaction between the sugar and proteins in your skin. The bridges between protein and sugar is what makes skin supple. These start to break down at age 30 and increase regularly as you get older. It directly inhibits this process on a cellular level.
Linoleic acid helps to improve cell membranes, making skin cells less permeable to dangerous chemicals and pollutants; Helps improve skin immunity.

Organic Tea Tree Oil

Anti- inflammatory;
Anti-microbial;
Calms and soothes redness, swelling and inflammation;
Helps to prevent and reduce acne scares;
Encourages wound healing and triggers white blood cells to help heal.

Organic Horehound

Helps to draw out impurities in the skin – can help soften and remove black heads faster; Anti-pollutant; Strengthens skin barrier function and helps reduces DNA damage; 
Helps protect particle entry into the skin by up to 76%; 
Helps reduce free radical damage and has a 38% reduction in DNA damage, carbonylation and lipoperoxidation; 
Repairs cell metabolism by boosting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production by 60%.

Beeswax

Anti-inflammatory;
Helps with wound healing;
Protective for the skin;
Forms a barrier between skin and environment without clogging pores;
High in vitamin A to help support cell reconstruction and health.

Organic Sunflower Oil

Easily absorbed into skin without blocking pores;
Helps regenerate damaged cells;
Rich in vitamin A and E;
Helps protect against free radical;
Anti-inflammatory;
High in omega 6 – helps enhance new cell growth;
Anti-aging.

Natural Vitamin E

Natural preservative;
Antioxidant;
Boosts immune system;
Helps fight free radicals;
Helps to reduce UV damage to skin.

Organic African Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Anti-inflammatory;
Helps to boost skins immunity.

Xanthan Gum

COSMOS Organic approved;
Used as a thickening agent and stabilizer;
Moisturises the skin.

Organic Vegetable Glycerin

COSMOS organic approved;
Improves skin functioning;
Helps with skin hydration;
Helps with trans-epidermal water loss;
Helps to prevent pores blocking.

Cetearyl Alcohol

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Used as a stabiliser;
Helps to soothe and heal the skin;
Helps to soften the skin;
Helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

Potassium Sorbate

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Preservative;
Naturally occurring salt of sorbic acid.

Sodium Benzoate

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Preservative;
Helps repair UV damage;
Naturally occurring salt of benzoic acid.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Improves active ingredients absorption;
Contains high amounts of fatty acids to help with moisture retention;
Antioxidant.

Stearic Acid

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss;
Helps removes dirt and oil from the skin;
Helps stabilize the product;
Made from coconut oil. 

Acacia Senegal

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Used as a thickening agent;
Plant based;
Anti-inflammatory;
Helps to soothe fine lines;
Helps improve skin texture.

Cetearyl and Sorbitan Olivate

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Helps soothe the skin;
Helps add hydration to the skin;
Helps ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Plant Derived- Sodium Hyaloranate Acid

COSMOS organic approved ingredient; Draws water to the skin; Super hydrator; Helps to support collagen production; Smooths the skin; Reduces dryness within the skin;  Made from the plant Cassia Angustifolia.

Benzly Alcohol

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Preservative;
Naturally plant derived;
Antibacterial and anti- fungal;
Made from ylang ylang and jasmine.

Sorbic Acid

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Preservative; 
Naturally occurring; 
Made from Sorbus aucuparia.

Salicylic Acid

COSMOS organic approved ingredient; Helps to soften and breakdown pimples and comedones; Penetrates deep into the pores; Clears clogged pores; Loosens dead skin cells reduces the oil secretion of the skin; Helps reduce inflammation and redness; Gentle exfoliation of the skin; Natural ingredient from willow trees.

Cetearyl Glucoside

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss;
Allows the products glide smoothly on the skin;
Gives the skin softness;
Created from corn and coconut.

Cocoyl Proline

COSMOS organic approved ingredient;
Plant derived from coconuts;
Gently cleanses and balances the skin;
Helps to soften the skin;
Hydrates the skin;
Helps to stimulation cell regeneration.

Carrageenan

COSMOS organic ingredient;
Helps increase hydration;
Used to thicken the product;
Helps to retain water in the skin for better hydration.

Parfum/ Fragrance

COSMOS approved organic preservative;

Named like this on our labels for international markets;

Plant derived from vegetables.

Organic Kaolin

Draws impurities from the skin;
Helps to balance oil flow;
Absorbs excess oil;
Anti-aging;
Helps infuse ingredients into the skin;
Gives skin a glow.

Organic Grapefruit Seed Extract

Helps minimize the appearance of scars;
Helps to lighten the skins appearance;
Tightens the pores;
Helps to heal acne and moisturise the skin;
Builds elastin fibres in acne prone skin;
Anti-bacterial; Anti-fungal;  Anti-microbial effect on the skin.

Organic Coffee Arabica Seeds

Exfoliation;
Energised and stimulates skin cells;
Improves skin texture;
Helps reduce redness;
Boosts collagen and elastin production;
Anti-aging; Helps to smooth the skin; Helps to fight free radical damage.

Organic Black Seed Oil

Aids in wound healing;
Anti-bacterial;
Helps to reduce inflammation and redness;
Hydrating;
Natural equal to Benzoyl for acne;
Antiaging.

Organic Lemon Scented Tea Tree

Anti- inflammatory;
Anti-microbial;
Calms and soothes redness, swelling and inflammation;
Helps to prevent and reduce acne scares;
Encourages wound healing and triggers white blood cells to help heal;
Cooling and refreshing feel to the skin.

Organic Peppermint Essential Oil

Anti-inflammatory;

Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial;

Cooling and calming on the skin, especially on acne prone skin.

Organic Jojoba Beads

Gentle exfoliation for the skin;
Anti-inflammatory;
Vitamin E ad B-complex;
Deeply hydrating;
Long lasting moisture;
High levels of antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper and zinc which nourish and protect the skin;
Helps to balance oil flow.

Organic Green Clay

Draws out impurities from the skin;
Helps balances oil flow;
Absorbs excess oil;
Toning and firming of the skin;
Helps to heal the skin;
Soothes the skin and inflammation;
Helps build elastin fibres;
Natural exfoliant.