Tahini (Sesamum indicum)
Tahini gives our products a smooth texture and a sesame scent, in addition to moisturising and protecting the skin.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that looks a lot like peanut or almond butter. We could, in fact, call it sesame butter.
Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a small seed produced by a tall, strong-smelling, annual herb found in the East Indies. Growing up to one metre high, the herb produces seed capsules that burst suddenly to disperse the seeds far and wide. They are collected when ripe and can be pressed for oil, ground into a paste or stored for decoctions.
The paste is rich in vitamin E, renowned for its smoothing, firming and anti-inflammatory properties on the skin, as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids and lecithin - a deeply hydrating mixture for the skin and hair.