Ingredients Glossary

Mineral eyeshadow in a variety of colours - natural from Alit cosmetics

Alit Cosmetics is crafted with only pure, toxin-free and natural ingredients to create safe, eco-friendly makeup and skincare products for you!


Our commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every product we create. Not only are our ingredients natural and toxin-free, but we pride ourselves on being ethical and vegan-friendly, with minimal use of Beeswax when there aren't any alternatives. We will always be transparent about ingredients that go into our makeup and skincare range.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality, trusted and sustainable cosmetics that truly make a difference. Plus, by choosing Alit Cosmetics, you are supporting a local Australian business, which is always a plus!


We believe in using only natural and organic ingredients in all of our products, that's why we will never use fillers like Talc or Bismuth Oxychloride that could be harmful to your skin. We don't touch petrochemicals, synthetic substances or mineral oils. You can guarantee that our minerals are 100% safe and do not contain any nanoparticles.

Certified organic

As minerals and rocks are naturally occurring and have been formed over millions of years, they cannot be certified organic. However, some of the botanical ingredients we use, such as Aloe Gel or Cocoa Butter, have been certified organic. You will see an asterisk (*) next to these ingredients to indicate that they are certified organic.

We believe that the key to healthy, beautiful skin is using natural, toxin-free ingredients. When you use Alit Cosmetics mineral makeup and botanical skincare, you'll be amazed at the difference in your skin. From the first use, you'll notice a healthier glow and feel confident knowing that your skin is being nourished with pure ingredients.

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Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*


Containing over 200 biologically actives including vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals the Aloe gel has extraordinary virtue on the skin.

Considered as the “plant of eternity” by ancient Egyptians, Aloe revitalise and beautify any types of skin, particularly those with dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin ; thanks to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties

Excellent anti-ageing, Aloe gel protects the skin from water loss, boosts hyaluronic acid and collagen synthesis, fades and retards age-spots. it's creating a protective film against wind, salt, sun and pollution, stopping oxidative stress.

This treasure of nature is a must have to bring back elasticity and glow to your skin. 


Alpha- Bisabolol


Alpha-Bisabolol -which is the concentrated form of Chamomile extract- is an amazing anti-ageing ingredient. It inhibits enzymes responsible for collagen break down, and at the same time, stimulates the production.

It can help fading hyperpigmentation by stopping melanin synthesis responsible for age-spots or sunspots.

With its proven anti-inflammatory property, Alpha- Bisabolol helps to calm the skin for those suffering from acne, rosacea, redness, psoriasis and other sensitive skin while its antibacterial qualities will help clear & protects the skin from breakouts and blemishes. 


Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca )


The Apricot Kernel OIl is extremely high in nutrients and natural moisturising factors like ceramide, fatty acid and lipids. The Apricot Kernel Oil mimics the skin to support and improve the barrier function.

It is full of vitamins (A, B, B3, E) to stimulate the blood circulation and the cell's production of collagen, hyaluronic and elastin.
The Apricot Oil is an excellent ingredient and will benefit all skin types but  especially can help for those with sensitive skin like rosacea, acne & eczema as its anti-inflammatory, reduces fine lines and wrinkles while regulates the sebum production at the same time.


Banksia Flower Cellular Extract

The Native Australian Banksia plant, has very high antioxidant capabilities due to its adaptation for the Australian hush environment which gave it the potent to hold vast quantities of the phyto-compounds. This ability makes it super effective against photoaging of the skin, helping repair fine lines and support collagen production.

Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus )


Bilberries extract has been used historically as a tonic to prevent some infections and skin diseases. Nowadays, bilberry extract is utilised for fight redness and strengthen the skin due to its calming property.

As an astringent and skin-smoother agent, Bilberry extract is rich in Lactic Acid, parts of the exfoliating and peeling fruit blend (Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)). Bilberry can also boost skin environmental defences as it contains an antioxidant known as anthocyanins, which give bilberries their dark colour.


Calendula Flower Oil  (Officinalis Pot Marigold) 


An excellent choice for even the most sensitive skin, the Calendula provides soothing relief for many irritating skin conditions.

With its great anti-inflammatory property, the Calendula is used for centuries to calm and repair burn & irritated skin.

Recommended for sensitive skin ( cracked, sunburned or redness) as it will increase suppleness, softness and glow. 


Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera)


Native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, Candelilla wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub. In nature, Candelilla wax is a waterproofing agent that protects the plant against the heat. In cosmetics, it creates a barrier between the skin and harsh environmental stress. Softening and texturing it is often used for lipstick or balm. Candelilla Wax helps to reduce the appearance of signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and age spots. It is a perfect moisturiser for those with scaly and parched skin.

Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma Cacao) *


Rich and nourishing, the Cocoa Butter was considered as the "food of god'' by Mayas and Aztecs. It protects from water loss and regenerates the skin barrier - Cocoa fights ageing process by mimicking the collagen synthesis and increasing elasticity thanks to its full of actives and antioxidants. It stops free radicals responsible for dullness, wrinkles and dark patches.

Coenzyme Q10


Naturally present in our body, the coEnzyme Q10 is famous for its anti-ageing properties that provide energy to cells. Powerful antioxidant it helps to fight free radicals responsible for cells degenerescence.


 Davidson Plum Fruit Extract (Davidsonia Jerseyana)

Australia’s super-plant Davidson Plum have the phyto-active compounds that needed to smooth fine lines, protect the skin against free radicals, promote collagen re-production,prevent sun damage and help rejuvenate the skin from within..

Found only in Northern NSW & Queensland, its dark purple fruit boasts vibrant red flesh that is extremely high in antioxidants and polysaccharides. 


 Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis)

The King's Cure-All - Native to North America, Oenothera Biennis gets its name from the small yellow flowers that bloom after sunset.

Evening Primrose is very popular in Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and American tribes for its therapeutic properties. The plant relieves symptoms of allergies and blood circulation issues.

In cosmetics, Evening primrose is used to rejuvenating and energising the skin. The components of Evening Primrose, such as Linoleic acid, soothes and moisturises while enhancing elasticity. Anti-ageing by excellence, the plant promotes healthy, radiant and clear skin. Perfect for those suffering from acne, eczema and psoriasis. Works well to reduce wrinkles, redness, dryness and irritation.


Finger Lime Fruit Extract (Citrus Australasica) *

Finger Lime Caviar extract is releases a massive range of potent phyto-active compounds including the must-use Vitamin C which help speeding cell turnover and create a natural glow for the skin.

The native Australian Fruit is harvested from a delicate rainforest tree native to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. 


Hyaluronic Acid / Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. It is water-soluble and can holds a thousand times its weight in water. It penetrates deeply the skin between connective tissues and retains moisture to keep your cells hydrated and will help the skin to look more plumper and feels firmer to the touch.

Sodium hyaluronic is perfect for those with acne-prone skin as it is non-comedogenic.

It is offering a smooth, youthful complexion with the reduction of fine lines and dry patches. As Sodium hydrogenate is gentle enough for the skin,compared to other acids, so it offers hydration without irritating sensitive skin.


Juniper Berry Extract* (Juniperus Recurva)

Super detox ingredient
by excellence, Juniper Berry cleanse, purify and helps to treat acne, oily skin, blocked pores, weeping eczema or psoriasis. Juniper helps to remove toxins, excess of salt and increases blood circulation to keep the skin healthy and well oxygenated.


Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) *

With a composition close to human-skin Jojoba Oil is the must-have in your skincare products.
Absorbed quickly without leaving a greasy feeling, it is a perfect moisture regulator that controls sebum production and prevents clogged pores. Jojoba is a beautiful regenerative oil that helps to reduce fine lines, improves collagen production and improves skin elasticity. It also can reduces the effects of skin issues like eczema & psoriasis when use regularly. 


Kakadu Plum Extract*


Found exclusively in the Australian Northern Territory - Arnhem Land. Kakadu Plum is the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C - 50 times more concentrated than the average orange - which makes the Kakadu Plum the most  powerful antioxidant out there!

The super- Vitamin C Australian plant protects the skin against free radicals ( toxins produced when the skin is in contact with pollution and UV), its vital ingredient to slow down the ageing process while helping producing collagen and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Kakadu extract soothe redness making it the must-have for those with Rosacea or anyone what would like to benefit from its super powders:)


Kiwi Fruit Seed Extract(Actinidia Chinensis)


The Kiwi Fruit Seed Extract is ideal for cosmetics formulas that targeting dull skin as it has high concentration of vitamins which will maintain the skin's natural defence against environmental aggressors. Rich in alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3 fatty acids) and tocopherols (Vitamin E), Kiwi extract promotes healthy and normal cells renewal.


 Lemon Fruit Extract (Citrus Medica Limonum)


The Lemon fruit extract is a natural astringent with efficient antibacterial and tonic properties. Detox ingredient by excellence, the Lemon extract is the perfect weapon to tackle pollution accumulates during the day. It is perfect for balance, purify and brighten dull skin. Lemon extract is helpful for those suffering from acne and oily skin.

 Lilli Pilli-Riberry Celluar Extract

The multi functional plant, Riberry is one of the 4 top Australian native super-food, which its berries known to have the benefits of skin repairing and conditioning, helping UV damage, improving reductions of whitening/dark spot and boosting cell renewal.


Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil

Restructuring, nourishing and protective, Macadamia oil components are very close to the human sebum. Fast absorbing without leaving a greasy feeling this oil helps to retain skin moisture and is perfect for calming and healing dry skin. Macadamia Oil is great on premature skin thanks to its high concentration in Palmitoleic fatty acids that is vital for delaying skin and cell ageing.



Orange Fruit Extract (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis)

The Citrus Aurantium Dulcis is a natural astringent with efficient antibacterial and tonic properties.

Natural source of Vitamin C, the citrus extract is popular in cosmetics for its uplifting effect. In anti-ageing skincare, the ingredient stimulates collagen production, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while delivering anti-inflammatory activity.


 Pomegranate Seed Extract (Punica Granatum)

As a super powerful antioxidant, Pomegranate extract fights free radicals induced by stress, pollution and UV as well as it promotes a young-looking appearance.

Regenerative and anti-ageing, Pomegranate extract BOOSTS the activity of the cells and improves elasticity which diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its high Omega 5 fatty acid level calm and soothe inflamed skin and help to reduce the symptoms of acne by unclogging pores.


 Raspberry Seed Extract (Rubus idaeus)

Rich in antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin E, the Raspberry extract helps to fight premature age skin and protects against weather aggression. Regenerative and Calming, the oil improves skin complexion and is ideal for those suffering from eczema, redness or for any sensitive skin.


Rosa Damascena Flower Distillate*

Rose Damascena Distillate, also known as Rose Water, enhances the skin's natural dermal barrier and restore the suppleness. Mild astringent and anti-inflammatory it is suppressing the growth of certain types of bacteria making the rose distillate the perfect ingredient for oily skin, prone to acne.

Rosewater is refreshing without stripping it of its natural oils (a common problem with alcohol-containing cosmetics). With its restoring and calming properties, the Rose Damascena soothe irritations and reduce redness, perfect for those who are struggling with rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis or occasional redness.

Rosa extract has excellent moisturising properties its has divine smell of roses which can relaxes the mind and reduces anxiety.




Rosa Damascena (Rose) Absolute

Native to the Middle East, Rosa Damascena has been used for centuries to heal and perfume.

By reducing bacteria and fungi growth, Rose Absolute is a strong anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient, ideal for those with very sensitive skin such as eczema or rosacea.

Anti-ageing by excellence, the precious Absolute is very popular in cosmetics to tackles wrinkles, bring suppleness and tones back for the tired and mature skin. If it is not enough to convince, Rosa Damascena Absolute delicate fragrance lifts the mood, relax and fight depression.


Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Eglanteria ) *

The Rosehip Oil known to protects, repair and deeply nourishes the skin. This age-defying oil is a natural source of Vitamins A & C that boosts cellular renewal, collagen production and reduce free radicals development.

Recent studies have proven that Rosehip contributes to the reduction and prevention of wrinkles and age spots by smoothing fine lines and improving skin healthy glow.

The rosehip seed oil also contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E which contribute to the reduction of pore size. Rosehip oil is ideal for those with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots (brown spots), scars & hyperpigmentation.



Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*

Great anti-inflammatory, Rosemary extract can improves blood circulation around the eyes to nourish the cells and reduce dark circles. If that wasn't enough, Rosemary can regulate the skin balance by refreshing oily skin or hydrating dry skin, plus, it is amazing anti-ageing by supporting healthy collagen development and fighting off free radicals.


Shea Butter Fruit (Butyrospermum Parkii )

Used in Africa for centuries, the Shea Butter has known protective, smoothing and calming properties. Perfect for itchy or dry skin, it deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin while regenerating elasticity and suppleness. Good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, this butter is a must-have to protect against the ageing effect.

 Sugar Maple Extract ( Acer Saccharum)

Derived from the Sugar Maple Tree, the extract is an excellent source of natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids AHA (Malic and Tartaric).

AHA improves skin's appearance by lightening skin pigmentations and removing dead skin cells. The Sugar Maple known for its ability to enhance elasticity while blocking the enzyme (elastase) activity responsible for skin elastin breakdown. In conclusion, Sugar Maple is perfect for mature skin, scar or pigmentation. It is improving the tone complexion and helps other ingredients to get absorbed deeply into the skin.


Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

Traditional and well known for ages the Sweet Almond Oil has exceptional smoothing and nourishing properties. Very rich in fatty acid and vitamins A, B and E, the oil helps to soothe inflammation, regulates the moisturising balance and protects vital cell structures by neutralising free radicals.

Suitable for any types of skin but especially for dehydrated/ dry skin, this gentle oil will leave a velvety after-feel without clogging the pores.


Tea Tree Leaf Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia )*

Distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia, an Australian native plant, Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years as a healing ingredient. Very popular around the world for the last decades, the tea tree is now often used for acne skin, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For those with Eczema and sensitive skin, Tea tree is effective in suppressing allergic dermatitis caused by irritant or allergen contact.


Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

First intentionally produced for use as a white pigment in 1923, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) which is an inert earth mineral is now used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics.

Suitable for all skin types as well as sensitive & reddened-prone skin, Titanium protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation, naturally.

As the scientific community is quite divided on the safe use of Nano-particle, at Alit Cosmetics we are 100% NANO FREE which means that our ingredients have a particle size greater than 100 mm and are 100% safe to use.

For more information read this Australian report HERE


Vitamin A

Vitamin A 
contains retinol active form, is an indispensable nutrient for the body and the skin. It protects your cells against free radicals - responsible for the ageing process- by stimulating the dermis cells, where your collagen, elastin and hyaluronic are.

By using the Vitamin A regularly you will find the fine lines smoother and the skin looks much more radiant.

Additionally, Vitamin A reduces the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and provides natural protection against sun-induced redness and pigmentation.

Finally, Vitamin A stimulates fibroblasts to renew tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy. Another benefit for those with acne, Vitamin A has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce the occurrence of clogged pores.


Vitamin B

Vitamin B reduces redness and hyperpigmentation. It improves skin texture, refines pore size by regulating sebum production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves moisture.

Vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide) is one of the best forms of B vitamins. Vitamin B3 helps to treat rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyper-pigmentation, sun-damaged, ageing and dry skin – so it’s a must-have vitamin for the skin.


Vitamin C

The vitamin C is essential for the human body which does not produce its own. The main job of Vitamin C is to counteract the effects of oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals.

The Vitamin C stimulates collagen production that keeps skin looking firm and helps to diminishes visible signs of ageing (fine lines and wrinkles). The Vitamin C brightens the skin by stopping pigmentation reaction plus it hydrates and firms to improve texture and radiance.

Every morning, apply a serum rich in vitamin C before your sunscreen to provide a second layer of defence to your skin.


Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that prevents accelerated ageing. It is particularly recommended for dry and mature skin.

It protects body tissue from damage caused by free radicals induced by UV exposure. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues and organs and indirectly block the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The vitamin E helps to maintain skin elasticity, moisture and improves blood flow. In cosmetics formulation, Vitamin E is, as well, used to protect the formula from oxidation.


Zinc Oxide (ZnO)

Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral that is in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products. Known as the "Key sunscreen" ingredient in natural cosmetics, it is physically protecting against the sun's UVA and UVB rays.
ZnO helps to reduce or prevents sunburn and skin premature ageing.

Beside its UV protector function, ZnO has many other exceptional benefits. it is a key player when you want to fight acne and breakouts, thanks to its strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that helps to fight the imperfections.

Zinc Oxide is a strong ally against irritation as it absorbs excess of humidity from the skin and creates a protective barrier against the exterior aggressor. It is perfect for those suffering from eczema, redness and inflamed skin. As the scientific community is quite divided on the safe use of Nano-particle, at Alit Cosmetics we are 100% NANO FREE which means that our ingredients have a particle size greater than 100mm and it is 100% safe to use.