We never compromise on 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 parafens, no synthetics. 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 some of our natural active ingredients.
From Western Australia, this previously unknown essential oil has hydrating, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, balancing, healing and emotionally uplifting properties and a unique fragrance.
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.
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.
The renowned West Australian sandalwood essential oil with powerful antioxidant activity.
A superior marine algae extract with anti-hyaluronidase, (hyalarondise degrades collagen) anti-elastase activity, (elastase degrades collagen) that stimulates fibroblasts (fibroblasts are skin surface cells), this is a magnificent hydrating plant extract.
A particular South Australian wine grape seed extract with gentle emollient and stabilising properties and a powerful antioxidant capacity.
other active ingredients
Purified water is used as a solvent. But more than that, it hydrates your skin. It seems so simple but it's probably the most important ingredient in any moisturiser!
Aloe vera leaves secrete a clear gel that can be applied as a moisturiser, to heal wounds and to soothe skin. Aloe also acts as a water-binding agent for the skin, because of its polysaccharide and sterol content.
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.
Used as an emollient. jojoba oil is rich in fatty acids that are readily absorbed by the skin. In addition to being an ideal skin moisturiser, it's also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, said to reduce acne breakouts and used to heal wounds. It's also rich in vitamins E and B.
Avocado oil provides vital skin nourishment as it's 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.
Rosemary extract is used primarily due to its antioxidant properties. Rosemary also adds to the wonderfully natural scent of our skincare range.
Shea butter is used as an emollient for soothing the skin and particularly for improving the appearance of dry skin. It has non-inflammatory properties and naturally absorbs UVB rays, therefore adding a slight SPF.
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're also high in essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3, which makes them an ideal anti-ageing ingredient.
Lavender is primarily used for its scent, although it is also said to have anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Throughout the ages, lavender has been used for pain relief and the treatment of headaches, migraines, muscle aches and sprains. The scent is deeply relaxing, calming the mind and body to boost energy and stamina.
pink grapefruit oil
We know how how eating a fresh grapefruit can help us feel alive and vibrant again! Full of vitamin C, eating a grapefruit surely boosts the immune system. Citrus oils are also volatile, making them ideal for contributing a touch of clean, sweet citrus aroma to our range.
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. Bergamot has a wonderfully refreshing and calming effect. Calm the mind, heal the body.
organic sweet orange oil
When peeling an orange, you may sometimes notice tiny sprays of scented liquid bursting out. The sprays are orange oil, produced from the small glands found in orange peel. Orange oil is great for nourishing dry and irritated skin, as well as being extensively used in aromatherapy due to its soothing and tension-relieving nature.
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's as gentle as a preservative can be and fully biodegradable.
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.