Brimming with Antioxidants, Essential Amino Acids and nourishing Vitamins, our ingredients include some of the Earth’s richest sources of Omegas 3, 6 and 9, all vital for our bodies to build and renew skin.
Everything in our products is completely natural, and every company we work with adheres to standards of sustainability and ethical production. We source organic ingredients wherever available and over 70% of our ingredients are organic.
Bioactive Sacha Inchi
The Sacha Inchi plant grows in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, and one of the most threatened. Seeds from the Sacha Inchi plant have been consumed by the Peruvian Amazonians for thousands of years, but it has only recently been discovered just how good they are for us. These remarkable seeds contain the highest concentration of Omega Oil of any known plant source – in particular Omega 3 – an essential nutrient for brain, heart and skin health that our bodies cannot produce.
We source our Sacha Inchi oil from the Omega project, in Peru. Sacha Inchi is planted on land destroyed by modern agriculture and is farmed organically and sustainably. The Omega project has helped support the creation of 8000 jobs in the Peruvian Amazonia and contributes to the reforestation of up to 20,000 hectares of land. Every purchase of Omega Oil helps the Omega Project to protect the rainforest and the livelihood of thousands of people living in the Peruvian Amazon.
The School of Chemistry and Pharmacology in Chile demonstrated that Rosehip Oil effectively reduced and minimised scars and rejuvenated the skin in almost 200 patients who had scars resulting from surgery, burns and other conditions causing premature ageing. Another rich source of Omegas 3 and 6, Rosehip Oil is the only vegetable that contains natural Tretinoin – the acid form of vitamin A that replenishes and rebuilds skin. Rosehip Oil also contains vitamins C and A to help minimise the appearance of wrinkles. Sourced from the Patagonia region of Chile, our Rosehip Oil is cold-pressed, organic and harvested from abundant wild populations of roses that require no fertilisers or pesticides.
Native to the semi-desert region of south-western Morocco, Argan trees produce a nutrient-rich seed, the kernel of which is cold pressed to release an oil packed with Omegas 6 and 9, plus nourishing Vitamin E. Our Argan Oil is organic, fair-trade, eco-certified and sustainable. It comes from a women’s cooperative in Morocco which has been instrumental in improving the financial and social position of local Berber women.
In addition to its high Omega content, Avocado Oil is rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Folate and Phytosterols and multiple Antioxidants. Our Organic Soil Association approved Avocado Oil comes from fruits grown in Australia. They’re cold pressed and then naturally refined with a proprietary low-heat process, which protects the nutrients and the delicate Fatty Acids.
Our organic Olive Oil is extremely nutrient rich and contains three major Antioxidants – Vitamin E, Polyphenols, and Phytosterols – which help protect the skin from premature ageing and rejuvenate cells after sun damage.
Our Sunflower Seed Oil is organically grown and cold-pressed. It is high in Omega oils antioxidants like Vitamin E, making it extremely nourishing for the skin while helping to protect against oxidative damage. It also has wonderful emollient properties and absorbs rapidly.
Coconut Oil is antibacterial, antifungal and is intensively moisturising. It can penetrate the skin much faster than other oils and absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue.
Calendula has been used as a healing herb since the time of the ancient Greeks. Anti-inflammatory and extremely soothing for sensitive skin, Calendula helps to accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration for minor cuts, grazes and burns.
Mandarin & Grapefruit
High in Vitamin E, Mandarin Oil can help protect the skin from environmental pollution and sun damage, and has excellent moisturising properties. However, it also brings a delicate, fresh citrus aroma to Botanico Vida’s products.
Grapefruit Oil is naturally high in Antioxidants and has antiseptic and astringent properties – helping to balance sebum production and limit bacterial growth in the skin.
What it does
What people say
Testimonials for Omega Oil
My scars are now barely visible
"Two & a half months post op and have been using this on my scars – they’re barely noticeable". @Clairemenary
“So simple and so very very effective for first time use! What witchcraft is this? This oil is magic - smells and feels fantastic, we were all fighting over who was going to use it! It left skin feeling super smooth and soft”
“This has a warming feeling when applied and a slight orange scent - really subtle and quite sweet but also fresh. Absolutely lovely. The oil is satiny but quite watery and sinks in so easily. LOVE LOVE LOVE! All of us found that this sank in beautifully, even on the driest skin. It soothed and healed eczema patches and moisturised cracked heels. It improved the appearance of my many many stretch marks and soothed and freshened up baby bottoms! No greasy residue, only healthy looking skin. I used it on my legs when wearing my first summer dress of the season to work and spent the whole day asking the children to leave my legs alone during carpet time - apparently they were "so silky"! This product is excellent as a one off treatment or used daily. It can be used for pretty much anything and has quickly become the go-to product in my household. My husband has even used it to soften his beard! All of us - Me, husband, 6 year old and 2 year old- have become addicted to this. The kids skin is eczema free and so incredibly soft and smooth. My hideous legs are smooth and have a lovely seen - gone is the crocodile skin! My husband has soft smooth skin, no more dry patches on his hands or face at all. We love it! There are no downsides to this product and we have used it for so many things- if there was a downside to find, we would have found it by now! This product delivered over and over again. We will be buying it on repeat from Amazon! I would want to be able to buy this is supersize. Fab ingredients which clearly work very effectively, good value for money as it lasts ages. Amazing product.’
Judges Feedback, Free From Skincare Awards, June 2017
“Leaving no residue to mark clothing”
“I haven't used this lovely oil for long, but I can tell you that I am very impressed at how well it is absorbed... leaving no residue to mark clothing, as so many body oils I've used in the past have done.” Carol Becker, Suffolk, UK
“Omega Oil immediately soothed the itchy skin”
“Having suffered from eczema and allergies as a child, they would still flare up from time to time, leaving me with uncomfortable and itchy patches of skin. Wanting to avoid prescription creams due to some of the content I was looking for an alternative to soothe a particularly painful area. I have tried everything from herbal remedies to my sons organic nappy cream! Omega Oil immediately soothed the itchy skin, reduced the redness overnight and I was completely clear in a few days. I know the problem is likely to return at some point, but I am now confident I have the solution."
Rachel Hotchkiss, London
“Thankfully I have no stretch marks and 2 healthy babies... I am now using it as a baby massage oil to prevent them from suffering from dryness and rashes”
“I was paranoid about stretch-marks during my pregnancy with twins and massaged Omega Oil every day until they were born. Thankfully I have no stretch marks and 2 healthy babies, and am now using it not just on myself but also as a baby massage oil to prevent them from suffering with dryness and rashes. It's also amazing to use on my four year old son to help heal playground scratches and grazes. I absolutely love the oil's natural scent and how soft and supple it makes my skin feel. Omega Oil is definitely now an essential product in our household.”
Elizabeth Keeley, Surrey, UK
“If you ask me its a body oil for all and all purposes”
“Omega Oil was recommended to me by a friend. I decided to try it on my son who suffers from eczema. Already after one week I can honestly say that the result is amazing... far better than any of the creams you get from the chemist. It is super absorbent and we all love the light citrus smell. I have also replaced my body lotion for Omega Oil. If you ask me it is a body oil for all and all purposes!”
Nicole Morgan, London
“I have to credit this oil for my lack of stretch marks... thank you for sourcing and producing such a great product”
“I used Botanico Vida for 10 weeks whilst pregnant - from week 30 till the end of week 39. My son was born 20 October and I have continued to use it since - that is about 3.5months of use after every shower (once per day). I have to say this oil is truly wonderful and I have to credit this oil for my lack of stretch marks. As I mentioned at week 30 I felt my skin getting very tight and that I might develop them, but daily use of this oil after my shower left my body soft, supple, hydrated and entirely stretch mark free. My friends and family are entirely flabbergasted that i have no marks. Post-partum use of this oil has meant my skin has changed further for the better - it is silky, looks v healthy and I am certain it is 'glowing'. The oil soaks in instantly, so much faster than creams and smells heavenly. I love how light weight it is- and a little goes a long way. I use a few pumps on damp skin all over for a very moisturised feeling. What I love most is that it is entirely natural. I am exclusively breast feeding my son and he isn't put off by the smell of the oil - as he was when I attempt to use a more scented product. Recently, my 9 week old son had developed some cradle cap, but with daily use of this oil on his scalp and the dry, bumpy flaky skin has cleared after 7 days and his scalp is baby soft. I have recommended this oil to countless friends who have been complaining of dry skin due to central heating and the hard water we have in London. To conclude - thank you for sourcing and producing such a great product. I know I am part of the converted and will continue to solely use this as my body moisturiser for years to come."
Zahra Khan, London
“It is quite incredible quite a few of the patches on my legs have virtually disappeared”
“I have been using your Omega Oil and I thought I should let you know how I am finding it. Firstly I must tell you I have had patches of psoriasis on various parts of my body for years especially my elbows. I have tried everything under the sun for many years so much so that I reached a stage where I just didn’t really bother anymore until now. After using your Omega Oil for a couple of weeks my skin has improved beyond belief, it is quite incredible quite a few of the patches on my legs have virtually disappeared and my elbows are improving by the day".
Joan Robinson, Suffolk, UK.
“Really light, quick to absorb and leaves my skin feeling superb”
“I am pregnant with my second child and love Botanico Vida's Omega Oil. It feels amazing to rub into my expanding belly - really light, quick-to-absorb and leaves my skin feeling superb, not remotely greasy, plus knowing it is both very pure and effective against stretch marks is reassuring. I am a fan of products with multiple applications - I also use Omega Oil on my 22 month old and will use as my baby massage oil for my next little one. Oh and did I mention it smells great?"
Rachel Gundesen, London
“The scars have healed up very well within a month”
“I bought this product as an alternative to Bio-Oil. I used it on my daughters scars and it worked wonders the scars have healed up very well within a month and are barley noticeable now. I can definitely recommend this product, it smells lovely too.” Rosie, Sept 2018
“His eczema flared up pretty badly. After two days it had cleared”
“My son was in and out of the pool non-stop on holiday and his eczema flared up pretty badly. After two days using Omega Oil it had cleared. Very impressed! It’s a lovely product to use all round and smells delicious!" Hannah Dakin, London
“My skin has taken to it much better than bio oil”
“Love this oil, my skin has taken to it much better than bio oil which after a while still left me with the odd dry patch. I love the fact that it's all natural products too.“ Dre, June 2018