Orange Flower Water (Citrus aurantium v. amara)
Also known as orange flower hydrosol, this exquisitely fragranced floral water is produced from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. It contains the water soluble, volatile components of orange flowers, which give it its delicious, subtle odour.
Olive Stone Granules (Olea Europaea Seed Powder)
These are made by crushing and size grading olive stones and are a by-product of the prepackaged olive industry. They have an angular shape which makes them particularly effective as exfoliants. The olive stones are sourced from Southern Europe.
Oat Extract (Avena sativa)
Although more commonly found in nutritious breakfast cereals, oats when used on the skin have emollient and soothing properties. An ancient belief that oats could cure rheumatism led to mattresses being filled with oat straw.
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea)
The leaves of the olive tree have antiseptic and calming properties and were used to lower fevers and blood pressure. Olives are also a rich source of Oleuropein, a polyphenol which has been shown to protect the skin from ageing.
Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri)
Hand-picked in Macedonia for the lichen part of the plant, oakmoss boasts olfactive notes of moss and forest, resulting in a warm and round aroma that’s leathery, woody and earthy.
Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans)
Osmanthus trees grow wildly in the Guangxi Province in China and once the flower is extracted, the absolute has a floral fruity note reminiscent of apricot, with olive and leathery effects.