Skincare has been a part of the human routine for thousands of years. Since ancient Egyptians, the skin-enhancing power of nature’s riches is well documented. But the wide range of benefits nature brought weren’t just for aesthetics - protection from elements (eg. sun, insects), healing and cultural relevance were just as important. At Albiva we focus on using natural ingredients like the civilisations before us, although today’s technology and science allows us to create advanced products our ancestors could only dream of.
Preserving youth was an integral part of the ancient Egyptian culture, where the earliest evidence of skincare and cosmetics dates back to 10,000 BC. Men and women in Egypt used scented oils and ointments to clean and soften their skin and mask body odour. They also used olive oil and clay mixtures to cleanse their skin, milk masks to moisturize, and dead sea salts to exfoliate. They used raspberry plant as a skin softener. Benefits of raspberries on skin are multiple. At Albiva we use our signature organic raspberry water as a base for our ECM Advanced Repair Range instead of aqua. Raspberries are rich in anthocyanosides, providing high antioxidant levels to help fight cells ageing. The fruit contains polyphenols (anthocyannins) and vitamin C but also vitamins B1 and B2, provitamin-A and various trace elements that protect and brighten your skin.Naturally high levels of Salicylic Acid and ellagic acid (a polyphenol) in raspberries can keep the skin healthy and rejuvenate it.
Throughout the centuries beauty has been inspired by the natural world, with its myriad colours, textures and skin-enhancing ingredients. Our ECM Advanced Repair Range explores the nature’s riches and brings together the wide range of benefits nature has to offer to our daily skincare routines through innovative multi-correctional products.
Discover our environment-conscious formulas with plant based nutrients to activate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.