"From food to face: kitchen staples are becoming must-have beauty ingredients as consumers look to feed their skin in the same way as their bodies." This latest report from the trend setting agency WGSN predicts key skincare ingredients in 2022 will come from our kitchen tables. Formulators are constantly searching for innovative ingredients that will answer the need for healthier products, as it is quite evident in the last few years that the world is moving towards a healthier way of living. Read on to find out why we chose to formulate with organic raspberry water and what other 'foodmetics' ingredients you can find in Albiva range.
FOOD FOR SKIN: A TREND WITH A RICH HISTORY
Did you know many food based ingredients in our products have a long history of medicinal use before their cultivation for culinary purposes took place? It is our unique combination of modern science techniques and ancestral knowledge that gives our skincare the remarkable ability to naturally heal and nourish your skin, with transformative results.
We have replaced water (aqua) in our ECM Advanced Repair Range with COSMOS certified organic raspberry water to bring you condensed‚ nutrient dense products. The raspberry plant is known to have plentiful medicinal properties. Raspberries are rich in anthocyanosides, providing high antioxidant levels to help fight cells ageing. The leaves have been used since ancient times as a skin softener. They can contain up to 10% tannins as well as several organic acids, flavonoids and vitamin C. The fruit contains polyphenols (anthocyannins) and vitamin C but also vitamins B1 and B2, provitamin-A and various trace elements.
The wild carrot in our Lift & Firm Moisturiser was only mentioned by the Ancient Romans and Greeks as medicinal plant and the cultivation of carrots only took place from the Middle Ages onwards.
In our Brightening Serum you can find Swiss Garden Cress Extract. It is rich in phytonutrients, known as “superfoods”, a class of compounds found in edible plants and having potent medicinal properties. Sulforaphane, which is well-known for its capacity to neutralize reactive oxidants, is the predominant phytonutrient in garden cress. Sprouts are much richer in phytonutrients than the mature plant. That is the reason why our garden cress extract was prepared from 4 to 5 day old garden cress sprouts. To facilitate absorption into the skin and to target melanocytes, garden cress extract was incorporated into plant liposomes. Our brightening serum further contains Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, tangerine oil, peppermint, grape seed, prickly pear, millet seed extract and sunflower seed oil all of which wouldn’t look out of place at the kitchen table.
At Albiva we believe in the strong connection between good quality food and beauty, and in that what is healthy for your body is considered healthy for your skin. In the words of a very wise man: