Main Active Ingredients
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 certified 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
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.
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 moisturiser.
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 ageing 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 ageing 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.
KEY SKIN FIRMING, REVITALISING AND PLUMPING ACTIVES
Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract +
Known as botanical botox, it is a natural anti-aging active for a firm and smooth skin. Renowned for high content of alkylamides‚ boosts cellular dynamism by stimulating fibroblast (rejuvenating cells) biomechanical function‚ which in turn reorganises & tightens the collagen fibre network. This reinforces the architecture of the dermis‚ enhances density of the skin and firmness.
Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract (Wu-Zhu-Yu) +
Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract 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.
Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract & Tannic Acid +
Active complex obtained by extracting botanical silicon from millet and tannins, taken from oak. Tannins are well known to be skin tightening. The new production of collagen and glycosaminoglycans is accelerated. The skin profile is improved from within. Improves the appearance of skin, reducing lines and wrinkles.
Alaria Esculenta (Seaweed) Extract +
Alaria Esculenta (Seaweed) Extract Increases skin’s elasticity and suppleness, stimulates collagen III synthesis thus firms and revitalises, stimulates synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and hyaluronic acid thus plumps.
Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract (Oceanic Marine Algae) +
A powerful anti wrinkle active which strongly stimulates production of structural skin proteins.
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.
Daucus Carota Sativa (Wild Carrot) Juice +
Richest source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), rich in vitamin B, C, D, E, G, K; powerful antioxidant properties, boosts cellular renewal, improves sun damaged skin. Improves complexion, tone and creates a fresher appearance.
KEY MOISTURISING ACTIVES
Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil (organic) +
A powerful moisturiser, improves skin’s elasticity. High content of naturally occurring tocopherol (vitamin E), give it superb antioxidant properties. Contains considerable nutritional value, prickly pear seeds are a good source of several minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. The fatty acids in prickly pear seed include a high content (up to 61%) linoleic acid (Omega 6) - an essential fatty acid, which soothes and refreshes the skin - and up to 25% oleic acid (Omega 9). Prickly Pear Seed Oil improves hydration as it works as both an emollient and an occlusive (helps to stop Trans-Epidermal Water Loss) and in so doing, helps to slow down the destruction of the connective tissue and in turn helping to prevent wrinkling. The Berber women have for centuries used this oil as a secret beauty regime. As seeds contain less than 5% oil, it takes a remarkable 10, 000 seeds to produce 1 litre of oil. Seeds are dried in the sun after being taken from the fruit - after they are dried, the oil is extracted by cold pressing.
Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil +
Has one of the highest amounts of Omega 3 found in any plant oil. This means it is a natural emollient that helps skin retain moisture. Reduces trans epidermal water loss, helps to minimise large pores and evens skin tone so helps to give the skin a more refined appearance. It is rich in Flavones and Polyphenols such as Rosmarinic Acid, a natural antioxidants that are helpful in preventing damage by free radicals, as well as contributing to the anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil +
Contains fatty acids, proteins, lecithin, vitamins (A, D, and E), and minerals. Moisturises & improves blood circulation, boosts skin collagen, it is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil +
Rich source of numerous fatty acids, provides skin-soothing benefits. A super moisturizer, providing long-lasting moisturization as it doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, helping slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil +
A rich source of omega 3 & omega 6, both essential fatty acids known as vitamin F, involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration and normalising skin with large pores. It soothes the fine wrinkles, gives elasticity to the skin and helps to fight against skin aging. Rosehip is very healing for skin damaged by, or over-exposed to, ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Essential Oil +
Well known for its hydrating properties, it regulates skin moisture and oil production and is therefore useful for both dry and oily skin. Offering cell renewal benefits, palmarosa oil nourishes and restores skin health and harmony. It scents our Lift & Firm Moisturiser with a sweet, fresh, floral fragrance with a hint of rose and geranium.
This product doesn't contain any of the following ingredients:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Sulfates (Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS))
- Silicones (Dimethicone)
- Petroleum & Parafin
- Synthetic Colours & Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates, Mineral Oils
- Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
- Animal Derivatives
- Amines & Alkanolamines
- Synthetic chelating agents
- Nitrosamine releasers
- Aluminium & Alumina
Full Ingredient List
Rubus Idaeus Fruit Water, Argania Spinosa Kernel OilCP, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed OilCP, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua, Panthenol (Vit. B5), Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed OilCP, Daucus Carota Sativa Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius Extract, Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Alaria Esculenta Extract, Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Seed OilCP, Perilla Ocymoides Seed OilCP, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vit. C), Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Cymbopogon Martinii Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Tannic Acid, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Tristearate, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Sucrose, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol (<0.05%), Geraniol, Linalool, Citral, Farnesol, Limonene
Natural constituent of essential oil listed
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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‚ 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 and applying your treatment serum, dabb onto face, neck and décolletage, morning and night.
2. Massage gently until fully absorbed.
All our products are unisex & suitable for all skin types. Dermatologically tested. All products adhere to our strict FREE FROM promise.