Our star ingredients
Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum Italicum) originates from the Mediterranean and is particularly a symbol of Sardinian flora. Its flower never fades, even after being picked. It is known for its soothing and superb regenerating properties.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic rock, formed as a result of cooled lava. High Iron and magnesium content gives its dark black colour. In the traditional history of Sardinia, this is the stone by excellence against ‘malocchio’ (bad luck).
Lentisk (Pistacia Lentiscus) is a characteristic plant of the Mediterranean flora and has been used from ancient times by the inhabitants of the Island of Sardinia for its medicinal properties. Its oil is rich in essential fatty acids, its resin in oleanolic acid -it helps the skin recover its natural regeneration abilities- while its leaves are rich in tannins, flavanoids and anti-ageing polyphenols. Soha combines a resin extract that activates cell repair and increases the synthesis of the youth protein Klotho in fibroblasts with a Lentisk leaf extract that has strong anti-oxydants properties and strengthens skin's hydro-lipidic film.
Lemon is an integral part of the Mediterranean environment. Particularly rich in Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHAs) but also Hesperidin in the Lemon Peel, they help exfoliate skin gently and boost skin’s renewal process to reveal more radiant, fresher-looking skin.
The Mediterranean sea is rich in unique algae thanks to its particular ecosystem. Highly concentrated in trace elements and essential minerals, many of them are famous for their properties in skincare. Soha uses red algae Jania Rubens for its potent hydrating action and Corallina Officinalis for its boosting of skin's micro-circulation as well as Brown Algae Cystoseira Amantacea for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxydant propoerties.
Myrtle is symbolic of the Island. Sardinians derive from its plant a delicious liquor you will find in every home. It provides multiple skin benefits: It tones skin, is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and as a bonus, is alleged to have aphrodisiac properties.
For thousands of years honey hides behind its beautiful clear amber colour numerous skincare properties unknow to many. Purifying, soothing, hydrating, anti-wrinkles... Thanks to its preserved nature, Sardinia is home to some of the most distinctive types of honey based on local and unique flowers: Lavander honey, Asphodel honey, Cistus honey or strawberry-tree honey that is rare and one of the last honey to be produced due to the late flowering of the plant.
Hydroxytyrosol is a phenolic antioxidant found in the fruit and leaves of the olive tree. Together with oleocanthal, it is responsible for the slightly bitter and spicy taste of extra virgin olive oil, and with oleocanthal and oleuropein, it is believed to be responsible for the beneficial properties of the Mediterranean diet. and longevity of Sardinians.Thanks to its super antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, hydroxytyrosol exerts a wide range of biological effects beneficial to human health.Studies conducted on hydroxytyrosol have revealed its extraordinary ability to protect cells from oxidative stress. According to some estimates, the antioxidant power of hydroxytyrosol is 5 times greater than that of vitamin E and 2 times greater than that of coenzyme Q10.
PRECIOUS VEGETABLE OILS
Since ancient times, vegetable oils have been known for their many beneficial properties for the human organism. Particularly important in cosmetics are vegetable oils rich in Omega, essential fatty acids that decline with age but are essential for preserving the health and youthfulness of the skin. After long and careful research, Soha has created a perfect combination of precious oils, selecting those richest in the four key Omegas: Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9. Echium and evening primrose oils are, in the vegetable world, the richest in Omega 3, with important anti-inflammatory properties and able to combat skin ageing and stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid. Borage oil and prickly pear oil have Omega 6, which nourish, protect and exert an anti-ageing action, giving greater elasticity to the skin. Sea buckthorn oil contains Omega 7 with anti-inflammatory and healing power and are an excellent source of energy for the cells. Olive plant oil is the richest in Omega 9, known for its ultra-nourishing and moisturising properties and for strengthening the hydro-lipid film of the skin.