organic extra virgin olive oil

organic olive oil

A valued and essential ingredient in AKESO, rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3’s, lipids and antioxidants (Vitamin A & E). A nutritious, deeply nourishing oil that can help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and replenishes lost moisture without clogging pores, giving skin a firmer, healthier look because of the vitamin K and squalene. Virgin olive oil promotes elasticity and helps to maintain a natural hydrolipidic film, replenishing skin’s natural condition.

Akeso’ s products are all based on 100% laconian extra virgin olive oil

λαδανιά cistus

cistus

It contains large proportions of vitamin E, C and polyphenols and that’s what makes it an important herb to detoxify the skin. It destroys free radicals that can cause premature aging, tones and tightens the skin.

Key ingredient: Akeso moisturizing face cream

artichoke αγκινάρα

artichoke

Artichoke’s extract is highly appreciated as it boosts the skin’s own alkaline production and removes toxins. That’s why it is the ideal physical way of detoxification. It has enormous antioxidant effect that can improve skin elasticity and help prevent photo-aging. Artichoke strengthens and reinforces cells from the inside, and can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso face creams

πευκο pine

pine

Pine essential oil- antibacterial and antiseptic, it contains antioxidants that help fight off wrinkle-causing free radical. It can be used to balance skin, which includes reducing inflammation and redness, and it is a great solution for skin conditions such as acne, boils, eczema, and psoriasis.

Key ingredient: Akeso olive oil soap with pine & green clay

argan oil έλαιο argan

argan oil

Packed with omega fatty acids and vitamin E, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne. Its natural antioxidants destroy free radicals. The oil protects skin from drying, makes it soft and supple and is reputed to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging skin. Vitamin E in argan oil acts as a major anti-inflammatory for red, reactive skin, and at the same time it controls your skin’s oil production by balancing out your sebum levels.

Key ingredient: Akeso face serum

coconut oil έλαιο καρύδας

coconut oil

Rich antibacterial and antifungal properties. It contains a high content of lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that’s known to be an extremely effective antiviral and antimicrobial agent. Its antioxidant properties (similar to those exhibited in olive oil) make it an extra effective anti-aging ingredient as it supports and promotes the production of skin’s collagen.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso soap bars

shea butter καριτε βουτυρο

shea butter

High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Due to its high content of vitamin E, allantoin and carotenoids, it promotes cell growth and formation, soothes and reduces inflammation while moisturizing and smoothing the skin.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso soap bars

βουτυρο κακαο cacao butter

cacao butter

High in fatty acids and antioxidants, it deeply moisturizes and hydrates your skin. Cacao butter helps fight off free-radical damage and together with its anti-inflammatory benefits it helps your skin resist the ravages of time.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso soap bars

honey μέλι

honey

Suitable for all skin types honey has been found to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a potent humectants- which means it moisturizes the top layers of the skin. This extra moisture can help improve wrinkles. It also soothes dry, irritated, and sensitive areas. Also, honey’s antioxidant properties help delay skin aging. It supports skin’s natural immunity, reinforces the skin barrier, and helps protect skin from damage and environmental factors.

Key ingredient: Akeso hand cream

πρόπολη propolis

propolis

Propolis has well known wound-healing properties and can also help with skin cell turnover. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial benefits and has been shown to have a high efficacy when targeting acne.

Key ingredient: Akeso acne prone face cream, Akeso olive oil soap with teatree & propolis, Akeso beeswax cream for mycosis treatment

γαιδουραγκαθο thistle

thistle

Detoxifying, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It contains silymarin with rich antioxidants benefits that protect skin from sun damage and environmental pollution. Natural vitamin E which offers similar protective benefits, and linoleic acid that help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It can help with acne, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.

Key ingredient: Akeso anti-aging face cream

vitex λυγαριά

vitex

It has antimicrobial properties and can be used in anti-acne skin care products. It smoothes skin and helps reduce skin related hormonal issues like acne.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso face creams

λεβαντα lavender

lavender

Lavender contains a slew of skin care benefits, including antioxidants, which can detox the skin and reduce inflammation. It also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin, reducing blemish-causing bacteria and controlling dry skin-related ailments (such as: eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis).

Key ingredient: Akeso olive oil soap with lavender & cedar, Akeso beeswax cream for insect bites and burn treatment.

φραγκόσυκο prickly pear

prickly pear

This extract has a strong polyphenol antioxidant profile. It contains a lot of vitamin E, oleic acid and linoleic acid, oils that have anti-inflammatory properties and do not clog pores. It is also rich in omega 6 and 9, amino acids and vitamins E and K all of which help nourishing and protecting the skin from oxidation. A great ingredient for acne-prone skin.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso face creams

κριταμο sea fennel

sea fennel

Sea fennel’s essential oil is rich in amino acids and phenolic compounds. It enhances antioxidant protection and skin renewal, providing excellent anti-aging effects.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso face creams

ριγανη oregano

oregano

Packed with antioxidants, oregano has strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties making it a great natural purifier. It has been shown to soothe skin conditions such as rosacea and hyperpigmentation, while the carvacrol compound in oregano oil speeds up the healing process to help get your healthiest skin yet.

Key ingredient in all our Akeso face creams

δίκταμο dittany

dittany

A small rock plant, only growing at the island of Crete. It contains flavonoids, coumarins, phenolic acid and flavonoids which stimulate, revitalize and tighten your skin. It helps against dryness and itching.

Key ingredient: Akeso hand cream

αμαμελίδα hamamelis

hamamelis

The extract of the bark, leaves and twigs of the witch hazel has a wound-healing, astringent and soothing effect that can help to manage your skins natural oiliness. Witch hazel will ‘dry’ up skins sebum production because the natural tannins cause ‘constriction’ within your skin.

Key ingredient: Akeso eye cream.

τειοδεντρο tea tree

tea tree

It is considered one of the most important essential oils in the world. Ιτ has an anti-inflammatory, cleansing, wound-healing, clarifying and balancing skin effect. The oil is ideal for inflammatory skin conditions such as pimples or acne. It also possesses fungicidal properties.

Key ingredient: Acne prone face cream

μελισσοκερι

beeswax

The anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax encourage the healing of wounds. It helps form a barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores. Further, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health. Together with its antibacterial properties it can clean and reduce the risk of contamination.

Key ingredient: Akeso beeswax creams

μαστιχα χιου chian mastic

chian mastic

A natural resin extracted from the trunk and the branches of the mastic tree that is basically cultivated in Chios. Mastic oil restores collagen structure and skin elasticity, reducing its aging time and increasing the collagen composition. The mastic and caprylic triglyceride complex (Lakesis) has been shown to increase the antioxidant effect of the skin by 50%.

Key ingredient: Akeso night face cream

πράσινη άργιλος green clay

green clay

One of the most absorbent cosmetic clays. Its composition includes magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and calcium. Beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne.

Key ingredient: Akeso detox face mask

hyalouronic acid

hyalouronic acid

It provides incredible moisture and can actually hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It gives your skin antioxidant defense to fight UV damage and it diminishes wrinkles due to its rich anti-aging benefits.

Key ingredient: Akeso face serum

free of

free of

parabens, mineral oil, vaseline, silicone