Pugliami cosmetics use organic Apulian extra virgin olive oil. Eco-friendly, organic, vegan and cruelty-free, encourage the love for animals and nature. Furthermore, Pugliami has obtained the Bio Eco Cosmetics certification with AIAB (Italian association for Organic Agriculture) a quality assurance for conscious and ethical purchases.
Our products are natural, they are rich in essential oils and in organic and herbal ingredients that have various beneficial properties. They do not contain ingredients of animal origin and are suitable for a vegan lifestyle. In particular, our products are certified with Bio Eco Cosmesi AIAB certification as they satisfy the following principles:
– non-existence of non vegetable raw materials with allergens and irritating properties which are deemed harmful for humans;
– agricultural and livestock products from certified organic farming only;
– products and packaging fully ecologically sustainable.
We verify that cosmetics are Nickel-tested, therefore they will not cause allergic reaction to those who suffer from Ni-ACD (Nickel allergic contact dermatitis).
We don’t use colouring agents, parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLES, SLS, petrolatum and paraffin. All fragrances are hypoallergenic.
HERBAL INGREDIENTS: PROPERTIES
Pugliami cosmetics have numerous herbal ingredients, with specific properties that help create quality products. Here is a list of the most frequently used ones:
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM –GUM ARABIC
Soothing, moisturizing, protective
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE – ALOE VERA GEL*
Moisturizing, scar healing, calming, anti-redness
ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL – ARGAN OIL*
Soothing, anti-ageing, scar healing, improves elasticity
AVENA SATIVA KERNEL EXTRACT – OAT EXTRACT*
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER – SHEA BUTTER
Soothing, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT- MARIGOLD EXTRACT
Anti-inflammatory, scar healing
CAFFEINE – CAFFEINE
Anti-cellulite, improves lipolysis and reduces water retention
CAMPHOR – CAMPHOR
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-septic, cooling
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT – ASIATIC PENNYWORT
Scar healing, re-epithelising, improves elasticity, anti-wrinkle, anti-stretch marks
CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM – EXTRACT OF THE CAROB TREE’S PODS *
Soothing, moisturizing, rejuvenating, smoothing
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT – GERMAN CHAMOMILE EXTRACT
Decongestant, soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory
COCOS NUCIFERA OIL – COCONUT OIL
CURCUMA ZEDOARIA ROOT OIL – TUMERIC ESSENTIAL OIL
Anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, calming, oil-controlling
GINGKO BILOBA EXTRACT – MAIDENHAIR TREE EXTRACT
GLYCERIN – GLYCERIN
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL – SUNFLOWER OIL
Soothing, nourishing, improves elasticity, anti-wrinkle, scar healing
MENTHA PIPERITA OIL – PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Cooling, toning, aromatizing, purifing
MENTHOL – MENTHOL
Cooling, anti-septic, disinfectant, decongestant
OLEA EUROPAEA OIL – OLIVE OIL**
Soothing, moisturizing, nourishing, calming, protective, anti-wrinkle, oil-controlling
ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL – RICE BRAN OIL
Soothing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, protective
PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL – AVOCADO OIL
Soothing, nourishing, regenerating, anti-wrinkle, anti-stretch marks, toning
PRUNUS AMIGDALUS DULCIS OIL – SWEET ALMOND OIL
Soothing, moisturizing, improves elasticity, calming, protective
ROSA MOSCHATA SEED OIL – ROSA RUBIGINOSA OIL
Soothing, scar-healing, anti-wrinkle, nourishing, regenerating, calming, anti-stretch marks SESAMUM INDICUM OIL – SESAME OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL – JOJOBA OIL
Soothing, revitalizing, oil-controlling
SODIUM HYALURONATE – HYALURONIC ACID
UBIQUINONE – COENZYME Q10
VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL – GRAPE-PIP OIL
Soothing, regenerating, astringent, repairing, anti-oxidant.
*from certified organic farming ** from certified Apulian organic farming
According to the ancient romans olive oil was a youth and beauty elixir. At the times, it was used to massage soldiers’ muscles, in order to relax and warm them up, and for soothing massages at the thermal baths in the unctorium. Egyptians used it in their beauty routine to soften skin and make hair shiny. It has been a key ingredient among beauty products (ointments, balms, salves and creams) for centuries and is, still today, a part of numerous cosmetics given its nourishing, soothing and moisturising properties. Olive oil contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that blocks the action of free radicals, fights cellular oxidation, the ageing process and its signs.
Some of the sensual fragrances used in Pugliami cosmetics are known for having aphrodisiac olfactory qualities and are pheromone-free. Chocolate, plants and flowers are the fragrances used in the beauty lines dedicated to our parents. We dedicated I giardini di Luisa (with plants and flowers) to our mother and Dolce Tocco (with chocolate, plants and flowers) to our father. Let’s discover these seductive ingredients.
Based on cocoa, a powder coming from the cocoa plant native to South America, chocolate’s botanical name “Theobroma” means “food of the gods” in ancient Greek. An elixir for skin health and beauty, cocoa is considered the quintessential energetic food but also has restorative, antidepressant and stimulating properties thanks to its delicious scent. Cocoa’s aroma is used in aromatherapy since it stimulates the endocrine system in the production of endorphins, as it happens also with chocolate. Chocolate’s aphrodisiac properties is clearly reflected in history as Giacomo Casanova would seduce women with lots of chocolates and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio would eat dark chocolate before meeting his lovers.
Jasmine aphrodisiac’s scent is known for influencing emotions, increasing men and women’s desire and helping with anxieties and tensions. Persian and Arabic tales describe its magical power and its warm fragrance, capable of overcoming sexual dysfunctions and bringing happiness and wellness. According to a legend, jasmine trees are stars that fell on Earth; for this reason, their perfume is stronger during the night as it is linked to both Moon and Venus and influence women’s psyche and reproductive system. This flower symbolizes peace and harmony of body and mind.
Peppermint is one of the most popular varieties of mint. Cherished by the Greeks and the Romans, it was used to intensify pleasure during sexual intercourse. Moreover, it was used to adorn the bride’s nuptial crowns and, in the Mediterranean area, it was traditional to have peppermint leaves scattered on the bedroom floor on the wedding night to bring good luck, given its aphrodisiac properties. Moreover, given its stimulating characteristics, it is told that Latin soldiers were banned from eating it before a battle to prevent losing focus.
Nerol, orange blossom’s essence, is a famous aphrodisiac and, according to anthroposophic studies, helps with anxiety, depression and overcome sexual problems. Nerol, with its delicate and floral smell, with a zesty touch, was chosen by the Queen Isabel of Hungary, in the XIV century, for her famous Water; according to legend, this toner was used to make the Queen look more beautiful and attractive, in order to seduce Carlo Alberto, Grand-duke of Lituan.
Patchouli or pasciulì, is a flower from Malaysia and its fragrance is commonly associated to the “Malaysian tiger” of Emilio Salgari, giving the person wearing the scent appear un-tamed and sensual. Its fragrance is woody, intense and persistent, perfect for releasing hormonal impulses. It was historically used to perfume laundry, it then became popular with the hippies in the 70s’ and now it is the main scent of famous perfumes such as Chanel n.5 and Yves Saint-Laurent’s Opium. It’s the ultimate male aphrodisiac, and is also appreciated by those women who are not afraid to feel intense emotions and passions.
Rose’s fragrance was discovered at the end of XVI century, when a Persian emperor’s wife noticed an oily layer on top of rose water in her garden and decided to pick a few drops. As the weather was sultry, the flower was naturally distillated in the canals, and the rose’s essence set on the water’s surface. Known as the symbol of love and harmony, this flower has been used to create fragrances and ointments since ancient times as its aphrodisiac and sensual scent was thought to increase man’s desire, stimulating the production of spermatozoa.