Our ingredients

We never compromise on the ingredients.

At griffin+row, the product development journey always starts with the ingredients. We aim to produce naturally effective skincare, free of harmful chemicals. This means: no artificial colouring, no artificial fragrance, no petrochemicals, no parabens, no synthetics and no animal products. Just as healthy food is suitable for all, griffin+row products are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Have a look at the benefits of our natural active ingredients:

centess+complex ingredients

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    Fragonia Essential Oil

    From Western Australia, this previously unknown essential oil has hydrating, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, balancing, healing and emotionally uplifting properties and a unique fragrance.
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    Centipeda Cunninghamii

    This traditional Aboriginal medicinal plant extract has amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties. This plant is now being used extensively in natural anti-ageing formulations worldwide.
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    Shiitake Mushroom

    An essence derived from a bioactive fungus with anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and topically active polysaccharides (chains of sugars which benefit immune cell function). Used extensively in Eastern medicine for renewal.
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    Australian Sandalwood

    The world renowned West Australian sandalwood essential oil with powerful antioxidant activity. Sandalwood has long been used in skincare as an anti-ageing ingredient for all skin types, especially for flaky, chapped skins. Sandalwood has also been used to control acne and skin rashes.
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    Wakame Seaweed

    Edible marine algae extract. Was shown to reduce wrinkle depth and improve hydration. Increases moisture retention and reduces redness following UV exposure and activates key genes associated with wound healing. Also confirmed to inhibit glycation (skin degradation) and the activity of radical-producing enzymes, which damage the skin.
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    Red Grape Vine

    A particular South Australian wine grape seed extract with gentle emollient and stabilising properties and a powerful antioxidant capacity. Research studies have confirmed it has greater antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging ability that Vitamins C and E.
Other Ingredients

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    Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera leaves secrete a clear gel that can be applied as a moisturiser, to heal wounds and to soothe skin. Also acts as a water-binding agent for the skin, because of its polysaccharide and sterol content. Traditionally applied to burns, such as sunburn, to cool and soothe the skin.
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    Macadamia Nut Oil

    Rich in essential fatty acids, macadamia nut oil is used as an emollient to sooth and soften the skin. High in phytosterols, which are protective, aid skin recovery and help reducing inflammation and itchiness.
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    Jojoba Oil

    The plant world's equivalent to our skin's own sebum. When used daily, it regulates sebum production, making it the ideal moisturiser for all skin types, including acne conditions. Rich in fatty acids that are readily absorbed. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and used to heal wounds. Rich in vitamins E and B.
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    Avocado Oil

    Avocado oil provides vital skin nourishment as it is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, D, E and beta carotene. It's an anti-ageing ingredient due to its deeply moisturising properties and high vitamin content.
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    Rosemary Extract

    Rosemary extract is used primarily due to its antioxidant properties. Rosemary also adds to the wonderfully natural scent of our skincare range.
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    Shea Butter

    Shea butter is used as an emollient for soothing the skin and particularly for improving the appearance of dry skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and naturally absorbs UVB rays, therefore adding a slight SPF.
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    Rosehip Oil

    Rose hips, the fruit of roses, have long been used for the treatment of the common cold, as they are high in vitamin C - several times higher than oranges. They are also high in essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3, which makes them an ideal anti-ageing ingredient.
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    Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender is primarily used for its scent, although it is also said to have anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, lavender has remarkable regenerative properties for the skin, and is often applied to intact skin during treatment for burns.
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    Pink Grapefruit

    Full of vitamin C, this oil is recommended for regulating melanin production, supporting the production of collagen and healing wounds. Citrus oils are astringent, and gently antibacterial. They add a clean, sweet citrus aroma.
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    Organic Bergamot

    If you’ve ever had Earl Grey tea, you’ve had bergamot. The lovely orange blossom aroma of Earl Grey tea comes from the addition of dried bergamot peel or bergamot oil to the tea leaves. Being a citrus oil, it’s astringent, antibacterial and adds a clean, sweet, citrus aroma.
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    Sweet Orange Oil

    Orange oil is great for nourishing dry and irritated skin, as well as being extensively used in aromatherapy for its uplifting, clean and sweet citrus aroma. Being a citrus fruit, its oil is still astringent and antibacterial, although to a lesser degree to bergamot and lemon.
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    Grapefruit Seed Extract

    Grapefruit seed extract is an ideal preservative due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Made using the extracts of grapefruit seeds and pulp, it is as gentle as a preservative can be and fully biodegradable.
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    Sweet Almond Oil

    Sweet almond oil comes exclusively from the edible variety of almonds, cultivated for their sweet taste. It's an oil that's light in texture and therefore can easily penetrate deep into the skin. Almond oil can be used safely on sensitive skin, and it is often used in baby oils, due to its mild and hypoallergenic nature.
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    Damask Rose

    Rose essential oil is an expensive ingredient, due to the lower yield of oil from the delicate petals, in comparison to say the oils available in the peel of citrus fruits. Historically used for its hydrating benefits, the use of rose essential oil goes back to ancient times.
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    Soybean Oil

    Soybean contains the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid (omega 6) which is required for healthy cell membranes and the proper barrier function of the skin. Soybean in skincare is highly recommended to women during pre- and postmenopausal phases when the lipid content of the skin is dramatically reduced. Also contains B vitamins, and vitamins E and K.