Our ingredients

All natural, hand picked and crafted to care for your skin.

Banks & Co. emphasises special ingredients such as New Zealand's Manuka honey in products designed to enhance your wellbeing by caring for your skin and creating beauty in your home. Over the years, Banks & Co. has built upon its knowledge and products to become one of New Zealand’s leading skin care and gift brands.

YES

We use a natural preservative system
We use natural and plant based ingredients

NO

Testing on animals
Animal oils or extracts
Parabens, formaldehyde, isothiszolone
& SLS or EDTA


PRODUCT KEY

Find out which of our luscious ingredients are used in our luxury skincare products.

BL  Body Lotion
BW  Body Wash
BB  Body Butter
HC  Hand cream
S  Soap
*  Natural preservative

ALOE VERA Aloe barbadensis leaf extract Acts as an emollient to moisturise and hydrate. High levels of Vitamin E. Derived from the leaves of the aloe vera plant. Historically the plant has been used on the skin for healing and skin inflammation.  

ALOE VERA

Aloe barbadensis leaf extract
Acts as an emollient to moisturise and hydrate. High levels of Vitamin E. Derived from the leaves of the
aloe vera plant. Historically the plant has been used on the skin for healing and skin inflammation.
 

BEESWAX Cera alba Acts as an emollient to limit moisture loss to soothe and protect skin from dryness. Known for its healing, antiseptic and softening properties. This natural beeswax is produced in the hives of honey bees.

BEESWAX

Cera alba
Acts as an emollient to limit moisture loss to soothe and protect skin from dryness. Known for its healing, antiseptic and softening properties. This natural beeswax is produced in the hives of honey bees.


COCOA SEED BUTTER Theobroma Cocao Emollient properties to to reduce water loss, moisturise and heal skin, and has rich, thick texture. BB

COCOA SEED BUTTER

Theobroma Cocao
Emollient properties to to reduce water loss, moisturise and heal skin, and has rich, thick texture.
BB

FLAX SEED OIL Linum Usitatissimum Rich in fatty acids, which help to heal, soothe and cleanse the skin. BB, S

FLAX SEED OIL

Linum Usitatissimum
Rich in fatty acids, which help to heal, soothe and cleanse the skin.
BB, S

GLYCERINE A humectant that naturally attracts and retains moisture to the skin. Softens the skin and provides hydration. Formed from vegetable oil and is a mild, natural material. Glycerine has been used as a base for soaps since 1889. BB, S

GLYCERINE

A humectant that naturally attracts and retains moisture to the skin. Softens the skin and provides hydration. Formed from vegetable oil and is a mild, natural material. Glycerine has been used as a base for soaps since 1889.
BB, S


GRAPE SEED OIL & PULP Vitis vinifera Acts as a skin-­conditioning agent and is easy to absorb, allowing it to help to moisturise the skin. Rich in linoleic acid, which is important for the health of skin cells. Extracted from the seeds of the grape. The pulp is a natural exfoliant. Sourced from New Zealand vineyards. S

GRAPE SEED OIL & PULP

Vitis vinifera
Acts as a skin-­conditioning agent and is easy to absorb, allowing it to help to moisturise the skin. Rich in linoleic acid, which is important for the health of skin cells. Extracted from the seeds of the grape. The pulp is a natural exfoliant. Sourced from New Zealand vineyards.
S

JOJOBA SEED OIL Simmondsia chinensis Botanical extract that helps to retain moisture, easily absorbed by skin and rich in minerals, Vitamin E and B. BL, BB, HC Photo credit

JOJOBA SEED OIL

Simmondsia chinensis
Botanical extract that helps to retain moisture, easily absorbed by skin and rich in minerals, Vitamin E and B.
BL, BB, HC

Photo credit

KERATIN & HYDROLIZED KERATIN Keratin is a naturally occurring protein in hair, nails and skin that is designed for protection. Within skincare products it can help to reinforce this outer layer through repairing and protecting skin and nails. HC Photo credit

KERATIN &
HYDROLIZED KERATIN

Keratin is a naturally occurring protein in hair, nails and skin that is designed for protection. Within skincare products it can help to reinforce this outer layer through repairing and protecting skin and nails.
HC

Photo credit


MANUKA HONEY Leptospermum scoparium mel Naturally attracts and retains moisture to the skin. Antibacterial qualities that help to soothe and cleanse skin, and high in antioxidants to nourish and promote natural healing. Sourced from New Zealand bees. BL, BW, BB, HC, S

MANUKA HONEY

Leptospermum scoparium mel
Naturally attracts and retains moisture to the skin. Antibacterial qualities that help to soothe and cleanse skin, and high in antioxidants to nourish and promote natural healing. Sourced from New Zealand bees. BL, BW, BB, HC, S

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL Limnathes alba Acts as a skin-­conditioning agent with moisturising properties to hydrate and rejuvenate skin. BL Photo credit

MEADOWFOAM
SEED OIL

Limnathes alba
Acts as a skin-­conditioning agent with moisturising properties to hydrate and rejuvenate skin.
BL

Photo credit

OLIVE OIL Olea europea Moisturises, soothes and protects skin. Rich in Vitamin E and A and oleic acid. Contains squalene, which is found naturally on the skin and helps with hydration. It has been used for its moisturising benefits for over four thousand years.

OLIVE OIL

Olea europea
Moisturises, soothes and protects skin. Rich in Vitamin E and A and oleic acid. Contains squalene, which is found naturally on the skin and helps with hydration. It has been used for its moisturising benefits for over four thousand years.


SHEA BUTTER Butyrospermum parkii Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. Rich in Vitamin E, Carotene and fatty acids, which help to soothe and moisturise the skin. BL, BB, S Photo credit

SHEA BUTTER

Butyrospermum parkii
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. Rich in Vitamin E, Carotene and fatty acids, which help to soothe and moisturise the skin.
BL, BB, S

Photo credit

SWEET ALMOND OIL Prunus amygdalus dulcis High levels of Vitamin E to soften, light consistency to gently nourish and emollient properties to help skin to absorb moisture. BL, BB, HC, S

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Prunus amygdalus dulcis
High levels of Vitamin E to soften, light consistency to gently nourish and emollient properties to help skin to absorb moisture.
BL, BB, HC, S

VITAMIN E Tocopheryl acetate Naturally occurring antioxidant. Helps to protect the skin, improve texture, and retain moisture content. BL

VITAMIN E

Tocopheryl acetate
Naturally occurring antioxidant. Helps to protect the skin, improve texture, and retain moisture content.
BL


WHEAT GERM OIL Triticum vulgare Contains Vitamins E and D to help to nourish and rejuvenate skin. BB

WHEAT GERM OIL

Triticum vulgare
Contains Vitamins E and D to help to nourish and rejuvenate skin.
BB

BENZYL ALCOHOL, SALICYLIC ACID, GLYCERIN & SORBIC ACID* Known as Preservative ECO and meets the ECOCERT’s organic certification standards. Paraben, formaldehyde and isothiazolone free. Preservatives are essential to prevent microbes growing. *  Natural preservative

BENZYL ALCOHOL, SALICYLIC ACID,
GLYCERIN &
SORBIC ACID*

Known as Preservative ECO and meets the ECOCERT’s organic certification standards. Paraben, formaldehyde and
isothiazolone free. Preservatives are essential to prevent microbes growing.
*  Natural preservative

SALT*  Sodium Chloride It softens and cleanses the skin.  *  Natural preservative

SALT* 

Sodium Chloride
It softens and cleanses the skin. 
*  Natural preservative


TITANIUM DIOXIDE* Naturally occurring bright white pigment. Adds definition to the bubbles in soap lather. *  Natural preservative

TITANIUM DIOXIDE*

Naturally occurring bright white pigment. Adds definition to the bubbles in soap lather.
*  Natural preservative