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ECM Advanced Repair Brightening Serum

£195.00



This intensive, highly concentrated serum harnesses the brightening properties of seven COSMOS certified organic Swiss Alpine plants (Mallow, Peppermint, Cowslip, Lady’s Mantle, Speedwell, Melissa and Yarrow). Together they brighten and even the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation. Teamed with Swiss Garden Cress Sprout extract they form the ultimate botanical brightening complex. A powerful blend of phytoceramides, peptides, vitamins and proteins suspended in raspberry fruit water also enhance radiance and clarity, reversing the visible signs of environmental damage leaving skin smoother and more vibrant.

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Main Active Ingredients

 

Made with 92% Natural Ingredients, 78% certified Organic Ingredients, 100% Cruelty Free - not tested on animals, Vegan, Suitable for all skin types, Dermatologically Tested, Unisex

CONDENSED FORMULAS – NO FILLERS‚ NO WATER +

Our products are condensed‚ nutrient dense formulations without the use of fillers‚ eg. plain water and dimethicone. In lieu of water‚ we use our signature organic raspberry water. Benefits: 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.

GEMMOTHERAPY - AN ADVANCED BRANCH OF PHYTOTHERAPY +

This new technology uses the embryological tissues of plants to enhance and facilitate tissue regeneration. Gemmotherapy remedies are unique‚ young shoots and buds are used‚ as they contain the peak life essence of the plant.

Benefits: These embryological tissues are richer in vitamins‚ oligo-elements‚ minerals‚ nucleic acids and growth hormones than other plant tissues. Additionally‚ Gemmotherapy extracts contains other active substances (such as gibberelins and auxins) that are lost if a plant is allowed to reach a later stage in its growth cycle before harvesting. These fresh‚ embryonic tissues are harvested in their most active phase of the growth cycle‚ to ensure the highest concentration of biologically active substances.

We pride ourselves on being pioneers who lead the way in harnessing this new‚ natural technology. We use the bud extract of Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) throughout our products. The extract contains proline‚ an amino-acid and a precursor of pro-collagen synthesis‚ high content of alpha-tocopherol‚ a well known antioxidant and 8’-hydroxyarctigenin which is a lignan (growth hormone) found in certain plants which possess a cell proliferative and differentiation activities‚ as well as antioxidant properties. 

SIGNATURE 5 VITAMIN THERAPY COMPLEX

Our formulas contain a concentrated blend of Vit B5‚ B3‚ C‚ A and E with proven synergistic relationships. Benefits: Research shows that when applied topically‚ several vitamins inclusive of A‚ B‚ C & E‚ are all very effective for targeting the signs of aging inclusive of hyperpigmentation‚ sagging as well as wrinkles. The molecules of these vitamins are small enough to penetrate the skin’s layers and work their reparative efforts‚ improving cell regeneration as well as helping to repair prior skin damage.

Vitamin B3 / (Niacinamide) + 

A known cell communicator‚ it is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage. Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin’s elasticity‚ fighting free-radical damage‚ and evening skin tone and texture.

Vitamin B5 / D-panthenol (Pantothenic Acid) +

Pantothenic acid is converted to vitamin B5 in the body. Pantothenic acid is present in all living cells and acts as an essential nutritional component due to its role in the formation of acetyl-co-enzyme A in the early stages of metabolism. Enhances skin barrier repair and reduces inflammation. Stimulates the proliferation of dermal fibroblasts and can accelerate cell turnover. Stimulates wound healing. Anti-inflammatory & anti-aging benefits. It’s a penetrating moisturizer.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) +

One of the most well-known and researched antioxidants, vitamin E occurs naturally in human skin, but can become depleted due to environmental exposure. Vitamin E is well know for reducing the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, promoting the healing process, strengthening the skin's barrier function, protecting the skin barrier's lipid balance, and reducing transepidermal water loss. We use non synthetic, plant extracted natural version of vitamin E. The body synthesizes natural Vitamin E better than synthetic versions. Out of all members of the vitamin E group, tocopherol is the most bioavailable, and thus the most readily absorbed by the body.

Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) +

Retinyl Palmitate belongs to the family of compounds known as retinoids and is one of the most important vitamins for the appearance of the skin because of its small molecular structures. These tiny molecules have the ability to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and work to repair the lower layers where collagen and elastin reside. Retinyl palmitate is considered a less irritating form of retinol, and a gentler ingredient on sensitive skin. After its absorption into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid, the active compound that creates the cell regeneration and exfoliation action within the skin. Retinoic acid facilitates communication between cells, encouraging aging cells to continue their renewal process, and regenerate collagen and elastin to prevent the appearance of aging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. It is also effective at producing new, healthy skin cells.

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) +

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the newest form of Vitamin C. What makes it different from all the rest is that it’s oil-soluble, so it penetrate skin faster than any other form of vitamin C and can be used in high concentrations. It works as a powerful antioxidant and whitening agent, with both anti-acne and anti-aging capabilities. Like other forms of Vitamin C, it helps prevent cellular aging by inhibiting the cross-linking of collagen, oxidation of proteins, and lipid peroxidation. It also works synergistically with the antioxidant Vitamin E, and has demonstrated superior percutaneous absorption and stability. Many studies have confirmed the skin lightening, photo-protective, and hydrating effects it can have on the skin. Unlike L-Ascorbic acid (another form of vitamin C), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate will not exfoliate or irritate the skin. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types.

NATURAL BOTANICAL BRIGHTENING SUPER COMPLEX

Natural Botanical Brightening Super Complex designed to brighten and even the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation. A concentrated complex of 7 Swiss Alpine plants (Mallow, Peppermint, Cowslip, Lady’s Mantle, Speedwell, Melissa and Yarrow) work in synergy with Lepidium Sativum Sprout (Swiss Garden Cress) Extract & Citrus Reticulata Oil to fade the appearance of dark spots and discolorations; even skin tone and effectively inhibit melanin formation giving the skin more radiant look.

Lepidium Sativum Sprout (Swiss Garden Cress) Extract +

Garden cress 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 liposomes. 

Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) +

Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) oil has tyrosinase (protein controlling production of melanin) inhibitor activity. Decreasing tyrosinase activity has been targeted for the betterment or prevention of conditions related to the hyperpigmentation of the skin, such as age spots. It also improves the circulation of blood and lymph, particularly below the skin, which keeps the skin rejuvenated and looking young and vibrant. It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, a potent antioxidant and skin brightener. It's uplifting aroma lightly scents our brightening serum.

KEY ACTIVES ENHANCING SKIN’S RADIANCE AND CLARITY

CERAMIDES COMPLEX (PHOSPHOLIPIDS, SPHINGOLIPIDS) +

Phytoceramides are plant-derived equivalent of ceramides, a lipid molecules found in high concentrations (50%) within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin. They hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and holds moisture. They also act as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants. Phospholipids are carriers (or transdermal delivery systems) that can help other ingredients penetrate and have an antioxidant properties when combined with tocopherol (vitamin E). Ceramide’s benefits increase when they are combined with other replenishing ingredients like fatty acids. Our Brightening Serum explores this synergistic relationship & intelligent combining of ingredients, and has been formulated with vitamin E as well as ingredients containing multiple fatty acids.

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract (Wu-Zhu-Yu) +

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract (Wu-Zhu-Yu) stimulates the extracellular release of nitric oxide in the blood vessels which dilates them and improves microcirculation, thus illuminates and brightens dull and lifeless skin making it look brighter and more healthy. Also has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Peptides - Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein +

An extract taken from the seeds of the sweet white lupin by using a patented bio-enzymatic process. Lupine Peptides is a blend of penta- and hexa-peptides that work as an MMP inhibitor. MMP stands for Matrix Metalloproteinase. MMPs action is to degrade proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are the defining features of connective tissue. This is even more active after the skin has been exposed to sunlight. The Lupine Peptides inhibit MMP activity following exposure of the skin to sunlight. This prevents collagen and elastin from being damaged, helping to renew skin’s outer layer, reducing the depth of wrinkles and stimulating the production of more collagen and elastin, giving the skin a more youthful look.

Formulated Without

This product doesn't contain any of the following ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Sulfates (incl Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS))
  • Silicones (Dimethicone)
  • Fillers
  • Petroleum & Parafin
  • Synthetic Colours & Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates, Mineral Oils
  • GMO's
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Microbeads
  • Animal Derivatives
  • Amines & Alkanolamines
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Metacrylate
  • Elastomer
  • Poloxamer
  • Styrene
  • Vinyl
  • Polyquaternium
  • Synthetic chelating agents
  • Nylon
  • Nitriles
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrosamine releasers
  •  Bromates
  •  Fluor
  • Aluminium & Alumina

Full Ingredient List

Rubus Idaeus Fruit Water, Argania Spinosa Kernel OilCP, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed OilCP, Aqua, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Panthenol (Vit. B5), Vitis Vinifera Seed OilCP, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed OilCP, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Glyceryl Caprate, Malva Sylvestris Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Flower Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius Extract, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Lecithin, Citrus Reticulata Peel OilCP, Perilla Ocymoides Seed OilCP, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vit. C), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vit. C), Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Sodium Phytate, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Tannic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol (<0.05%), Limonene

CP ColdPressed - Natural constituent of essential oil listed

Science

Every active ingredient has been specifically selected to support‚ stimulate‚ boost & prevent:

ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) +

The dermis is a connective tissue composed of fibroblasts that produce proteins (mainly collagen and elastin)‚ which are deposited in the extra-cellular matrix (ECM).

Fibroblasts play a key role in the dermis architecture‚ as they organize a supporting network that brings firmness and elasticity to the skin.

As the skin ages‚ it loses both elasticity and firmness. Cell turnover slows down and collagen production decreases. The dermis structure is disorganized‚ resulting in skin slackening and an accentuation of wrinkles.

To prevent sagging and combat the signs of aging‚ it is essential to reinforce the dermis structure‚ by targeting the cellular dynamism, cellular communication and stimulating fibroblast biomechanical functions.

Cellular Dynamism +

All living cells are dynamic and integrate a wide variety of biochemical and mechanical information‚ continuously adapting and responding to their environment.

Signals transmitted by hormones‚ growth factors, neighboring cells or the ECM are sensed by cells and can trigger rapid changes in metabolism‚ gene expression‚ cell shape‚ dynamics and behavior.

The ECM regulates cell’s dynamic behavior and facilitates the surrounding cells to repair and heal tissue.

The ECM is composed of structural proteins (collagen‚ elastin) and glycosaminoglycans.

At ALBIVA we stimulate cellular dynamism with the following active ingredients:

Spilanthes Acmella Extract

Renowned for high content of alkylamides‚ boosts cellular dynamism by stimulating fibroblast biomechanical function‚ which in turn reorganises & tightens the collagen fiber network. This reinforces the architecture of the dermis‚ enhances density of the skin and firmness.

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract (Wu Zhu Yu)

Stimulates extracellular release of citric oxide which dilates blood vessels‚ thus improves micro-circulation and as a result‚ illuminates & brightens skin.

Alaria Esculenta Extract (Brown Algae)

Stimulates Collagen III synthesis and Matricial & Peri-Membranar Proteoglycans synthesis, both resulting in firming effect.

Gemmotherapy - Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Bud Extract

The extract contains proline‚ an amino-acid and a precursor of pro-collagen synthesis‚ high content of alpha-tocopherol‚ a well known antioxidant and 8’-hydroxyarctigenin which is a lignan found in certain plants which possess cell proliferative and differentiation activities‚ as well as antioxidant properties.

Cellular Communication +

One of the ECM many functions‚ is regulating intercellular communication.

At ALBIVA we stimulate cellular communication with the following active ingredients:

Alaria Esculenta Extract (Brown Algae)

Maintains cell communication at epidermic level by activating connexions 43 for an optimum keratogenesis, regeneration of epidermic tissue.

Vitamin B3

A known cell communicator‚ it is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage. Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin’s elasticity‚ fighting free-radical damage‚ and evening skin tone and texture.

Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract (Oceanic Marine Algae)

A powerful anti wrinkle active‚ stimulates production of structural skin proteins. It is highly concentrated in carotenoids‚ essential fatty acids and sterols.

Transdermal Absorption +

  • Low Molecular Weight (eg. hyaluronic acid‚ vitamin complex)
  • Skin Penetration Enhancers (fatty acids‚ ceramides)

Transepidermal Water Loss +

  • Humectants (attract & hold water e.g. glycerol‚ hyaluronic acid, allantoin, vitamin B5)
  • Occlusives (lock in moisture e.g. squalane‚ prickly pear oil‚ jojoba oil)
  • Emmolients (soften and soothe skin, eg. Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oi)

This activates skin’s natural ability to repair itself and boost the natural process of restoring collagen and elastin resulting in healthy‚ youthful and firm skin.

Synergy 

At ALBIVA we don't base our products on any one or two active ingredients‚ rather explore an inter-relationship of various actives in a way to maximise their therapeutic benefits and provide varied nourishment to the cells as a whole.

Sophisticated and advanced complexes of ingredients are created drawing on the synergistic relationship between various components.

Examples of synergistic relationships in our products:

Vitamin Therapy +

Our formulas contain a concentrated blend of Vit B5‚ B3‚ C‚ A and E with proven synergistic relationships.

Research shows that when applied topically‚ several vitamins inclusive of A‚ B‚ C & E‚ are all very effective for targeting the signs of aging inclusive of hyperpigmentation‚ sagging as well as wrinkles.

The molecules of these vitamins are small enough to penetrate the skin’s layers and work their reparative efforts‚ improving cell regeneration as well as helping to repair prior skin damage.

Botanical Super-Complexes +

We use a concentrated complex of 7 Swiss Alpine plant extracts in our brightening serum (Mallow‚ Peppermint‚ Cowslip‚ Lady’s Mantle‚ Speedwell‚ Melissa and Yarrow) that work in synergy to brighten and even the skin and reduce the colour intensity of age spots.

Peptides +

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 work synergistically to stimulate the synthesis of the key constituents of the skin matrix—collagen‚ elastin and glycosaminoglycans.

Miliaceum Seed Extract & Tannic Acid +

This combination improves skin structure by reducing wrinkles and lines‚ as well as a generally younger appearance. The new production of collagen and glycosaminoglycans is accelerated. The skin profile is improved from within. Tannins are extracted from oak and are well known to be skin tightening.

Technology & Sustainability

Airless Technology

Airless Technology protects our delicate formulations from air and light degradation and contamination. - No Back flow - the new technology eliminates back flow problem‚ which happens when air flows back to the bottle after pumping. - No waste - our airless bottles have no dip tube but a diaphragm that rises to evacuate the product, creating a vacuum effect‚ drawing the product upwards. Over 99% of product can be used. - Fully recyclable - no metal parts‚ which means our airless bottles are fully recyclable. 

Cold Processing 

High heat during standard production process degrades many precious active ingredients such as vitamins‚ peptides‚ oils and antioxidants. Our active ingredients are added to the formulations using cold processing technology to ensure all ingredients retain maximum effectiveness.

Sustainability

Sustainability‚ waste reduction‚ reducing carbon footprint and taking care of the Earth is at the heart of what we do and we choose to work with companies sharing our quality standards and ethos. We believe it is our responsibility to cherish what remains of our nature and foster its renewal‚ and in the process be the best we can be.

Examples of our focus on sustainability:

Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil (Organic) +

Our oil comes from China and is obtained by cold pressing the seed of the Perilla plant. Once pressed the remaining seed cake is used as animal or bird feed.

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract (Wu Zhu Yu) +

The fruit is grown in a very specific area of China. The ethical policy of the manufacturer confirms that no slave labour or child labour is used and there is no gender discrimination‚ which is great news for women's rights in China.

Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract (oceanic marine algae) +

Because of the risk of pollution in the sea‚ our producer grows the micro algae in a purpose built eco facility located in Italy. This not only guarantees purity of the algae but also means that the eco balance of the oceans are not disturbed by uncontrolled harvesting. The algae give off gases that are harvested to heat the facility and it is powered by solar panels to give a low carbon footprint. 

Gemmotherapy - bud extract of Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) +

When isolating plant cultures‚ we encounter problems dealing with environmental aggressors such as soil contaminants that alter plant metabolism‚ water pollution‚ air pollution etc. To isolate the most effective active ingredients that are pollution free‚ our producer uses a special facility to cultivate plants under controlled environment. Light‚ air‚ temperature‚ nutrients are auto-controlled. In this protected ecosystem‚ it is possible to harvest buds that are pesticide free‚ fresh and rich in nutrients.

Our beautiful wooden bottles +

Carry PEFC mark (Licence number: PEFC/14-35-00133). PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organization. An International non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

How to use

1. After cleansing & toning, apply on face, neck and décolletage as a treatment under moisturizer and sunscreen, AM & PM.

2. Massage gently until fully absorbed.

3. Due to it’s superb moisturizing properties, this product can be used as a moisturizer.

Suitable for all skin types & unisex. Dermatologically tested. All products adhere to our strict FREE FROM promise.