Our Philosophy

At RYOKO, years of study and a deep appreciation of the skin have led to the creation of our products.

 

We understand that the skin is a barometer. It is a reflexion of our internal, mental and physical condition. Rather than mask or neglect the signs presented by issues that appear on the skin surface, we offer in-depth natural skin care products, combining aromatherapy and plant or flower sourced ingredients that holistically treat mind, body and spirit.
 

The skin can breathe and therefore, the skin absorbs products that are applied to its surface. With this in mind, all our products are made from pure, natural ingredients. They are free of parabens, petroleum, stabilising chemicals and synthetic substances.

 

They contain botanical essences and essential oils or absolutes, which can be described as the higher consciousness or ‘soul’ of plants. And the only animals they have been tested on are humans! 

R Y O K O natural skin care

Aromatherapy Inspired Products

Careful combinations of plants and essential oils have long been employed in traditional medicine and aromatherapy to treat numerous conditions. Their healing properties were already know to ancient civilisations. Their aromas and the organic compounds they release have the ability to tap into something on a much deeper level. Even before we become fully aware of it, smell evokes memories and emotions. Scent is often a deeply personal and unique experience. 

In our products, we combine our knowledge of aromatherapy and the healing potential of the olfactory sense. When scent is inhaled, the odour molecules travels directly to the part of the brain called the limbic system. It stimulates the pituitary gland to release hormones, which in turn affect our autonomic nervous system; the complex network of nerves that regulate the body’s unconscious actions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and more. 

Not only does this system regulate many physical functions in our body, it maintains our homeostasis, in other words our balance. However, when our nervous system is overwhelmed by stress it is unable to function with ease, often resulting in dis-ease. 

Calm and relaxation can be restored to our body, via our autonomic nervous system with the use of Aromatherapy. It is with the careful consideration of all these factors that our skin care range has been designed.