What's in your product?

It should come as no surprise that our products are really loaded with plants, plants and more plants. That’s because plants are natural, safe and give great results.



Each Kinvara formulation contains ingredients rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, minerals & amazing active ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Those are the building blocks of all Kinvara products. 

We source the ingredients primarily from plant extracts in different forms as well as minerals, clays and seaweeds. Being on the west coast of Ireland with some of the most pristine waters in the world on our doorstep means we have access to the best seaweeds in the world which we’re using more and more. 

One of the things that makes Kinvara skincare so effective is not just that we use plants extracts but that we use such a high % of plants extracts, effectively making Kinvara products ml for ml some of the most plant powered products on the market today”, Joanne Reilly PhD, Kinvara skincare founder

In fact our products are largely composed of edible ingredients, in some cases 100% (warning these products are for topical use only and are not to be ingested)

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food", Hippocrates.

We use natural extracts only as we believe they have more complexity than the synthetically engineered replicas of a single natural component often used by big pharma. We’re looking for the natural complexity of plant extracts as we believe the synergistic blend of constituent bioactives is what gives better results.

 Precautionary approach

We take a precautionary approach in formulating our products, meaning we always take actions to reduce risk and have public wellbeing as our primary concern. This is important for example in choosing ingredients, our primary building blocks in any product. We will immediately eliminate any ingredient(s) that has concerns over their safety and indeed we have previously reformulated our products to exclude the preservative ‘phenoxyethanol’ after concerns emerged regarding its suitability in skincare products.

"Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm", Hippocrates.



You need to know whats in your product, simple as.

To that end we go above and beyond compliance requirements and place ingredients both on the box and on the label – because we know that most people throw away the box almost immediately and usually that means they’ve thrown away the list of whats in their product – no good to you if you want to find out something later.

We go a step further and include the English name as well as the Latin name so you can start to build up an understanding of what those awkard words represent and hopefully can start spotting them on other labels.

We go a step even further by trying to help inform you as to how many and what kind of ingredients are in our products – we do that in the SKINCARE BY NUMBERS panel printed on each carton. It gives us a quick snap shot of whats in your product and also whats not! 

There are lots of plants and natural ingredients like clays and minerals in our products. Whats NOT in our products is equally important. To that end we promise that our products do NOT contain the following :

  • no parabens
  • no propylene glycol
  • no mineral oils
  • no synthetic colours
  • no synthetic fragrances
  • no gmo ingredients
  • no silicones
  • no edta


There are no ingredients with dairy or gluten added to any of our products. While the risk of contamination is unlikely, that fact that our products are made in a facility handling other ingredients means we cant say it is impossible.

Some of our products contain nuts (tree and ground) and sesame oil. It clearly states this on the carton for the products in question. 

Allergens are naturally occurring parts of essential oils that some people have difficulty with. EU regulations require cosmetic companies to state which, if any of the agreed 26 allergens, are to be found in their products. We do this at the end of the list of ingredients, where they are written in italics.



We use lots of plant oils. As with everything grown naturally these can vary from crop to crop and year to year. Hence please expect some degree of variation between batches of product in characteristics such as colour and smell. 


We use plant oils that are certified organic (except watermelon which we cant currently source organic) and our products are formulated with organic certification requirements in mind. It is something we will eventually do but as of 2017 we are not certified organic. There are many standards and certifications and we are deciding which ones our customers want us to follow. We will update our customers on this through our newsletter.

All our ingredients are on the Ecocert approved list.



Many of our customers are vegan and vegetarian and its important to them to know that we do not use animal ingredients in our products.

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