Натуральные ингредиенты

Natural Ingredients and their actions:

Almond

Almond (Prunus dulcis) – A highly effective natural moisturizer, sweet almond oil is great for nourishing dry skin. Thanks to its emollient properties, almond oil can soften and enhance skin while improving overall complexion and balancing skin tone. Almond protein is rich in amino acid peptides known to effectively support sebaceous gland activity, while supplying the skin some partial peptides, which help protect against oxidation and other cellular damage. Almonds are native to the Middle East.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera) – This natural moisturizer also promotes healing, and is often used to treat burns, eczema, irritation and psoriasis. Aloe vera is also used medically to stimulate the immune system, promote detoxification and improve digestion. Used since ancient Egyptian times as a natural moisturizer, aloe vera smoothes skin while contributing to a healthy glow. Aloe vera delivers oxygen to skin cells which helps to promote healthy, flexible skin. Research carried out on aloe vera gel shows large quantities of amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Apple

Apple (Malus domestica) – High in vitamins and rich in fruit acids, apple extract can reduce the signs of ageing, reduce puffiness around the eyes and produce a brighter skin tone. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and they were taken to North America by European colonists.

Avocado

Avocado (Persea Americana) – Rich in vitamins A, D and E, avocado oil encourages collagen production and reduces signs of ageing. This oil is also a good source of sterolins, which can soften skin and reduce the frequency of age spots. Avocado is an effective natural moisture and is often used to treat eczema, wounds and solar keratosis. Originating from Puebla in Mexico, avocado has long been cultivated in South and Central America. Avocado oil is beneficial for dry and itchy skin, and because it promotes the production of collagen, it also inhibits the ageing process.

Beech Tree Buds Beech Tree Buds (Fagus sylvatica ) – The Beech Tree takes 60 years to mature and can live for 250 years, earning it the name ‘the ever-lasting youth tree’. Once harvested and processed the buds from beech trees yield a substance, which has moisturizing properties to revitalize skin cells to make you look youthful and energized. Beech tree bud extract increases cellular oxygen uptake, boosts moisture retention and supports protein synthesis. Our beech tree buds are designed to fight the signs of ageing.
Bearberry Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) – This powerful tonic can be used to control sebum production and to reduce the appearance of age spots, freckles and vitiligo. Bearberry is also an antioxidant which can combat free radicals and boost cell production. Extracted from a shrub which is native to the mountains of Europe, this botanical complex can reduce hyperpigmentation of the skin, thanks to the its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme which affects levels of melanin.
Blend of Herbs Blend of Herbs – Our blend of herbs, which includes aloe vera, chamomile and fennel helps to smooth, soothe, moisturize and calm the skin, relaxing both mind and body.
Castor Oil Castor Oil (Ricinus communis ) – This remarkably powerful oil is derived from the seeds of the castor oil plant, which is indigenous to the Mediterranean, Eastern Africa and India. Rich in vitamin E, castor oil can help your skin to remain youthful and energized while reducing the occurrence of skin complaints. Castor oil is popularly known as a healing oil for every purpose because of its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to treating a wide variety of skin conditions, castor oil helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Centella Asiatica Centella Asiatica (Centella Asiatica ) – This powerful antioxidant stimulates the production of collagen, and is also a highly effective regenerative agent. Centella Asiatica is native to India, as well as many parts of Asia. It is used as a medicine in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, as well as the traditional medicines of Africa and China to heal wounds and scars. Hydrocotyl is an antioxidant which stimulates the production of catalase, an antioxidant with beneficial anti-aging properties. We use both Asiaticoside and Madecassoside molecules which can both soothe the skin and stimulate collagen production.
 Dead Sea Mud Dead Sea Mud – This miraculous mud provides numerous benefits  – some of which stem from the wealth of minerals it contains, and others stem from the cleansing and exfoliating properties of the mud. Dead Sea Mud hydrates and moistures your skin while fine mud granules can slough away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin beneath. By tightening your skin, Dead Sea Mud can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dead Sea Mud also helps to boost cell metabolism, which in turn helps your body receive the benefits of our minerals and nutrients.
Dead Sea Salt Dead Sea Salt – Two thousand years ago Flavius wrote about the healing qualities of the Dead Sea salts, and today we continue to rely on these rich salts to promote healing. Bathing in high quality sea salt can replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism. Calcium can help to prevent water retention, increase circulation and strengthen bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, while helping to balance out skin moisture and replenish the body following exercise. Bromides ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Magnesium fights stress and fluid retention, while reducing the signs of aging and soothing the nervous system. Sodium supports the lymphatic fluid balance. By promoting cell regeneration, the salts can renew and rejuvenate your skin, while also reducing cellulite, slowing skin ageing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dead Sea Salts can simultaneously moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin, while helping to treat conditions including acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema and scabies. The salts are also treasured for their ability to reduce stress, relax muscles and eliminate toxins.
 Ginseng Ginseng (Panax ginsengs ) – Helps to tighten your skin, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while helping your skin to retain moisture. Ginseng contains many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which can stimulate the skin’s metabolism. Ginseng can also enhance the whiteness of your skin while balancing the texture and improving skin tone. Ginseng was discovered more than 5000 years ago in the mountains of Manchuria in China. And although it was originally considered a food, it was soon valued as a rejuvenating and energy-giving plant.
Ginger Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) – This invigorating and stimulating root provides a wealth of benefits. Ginger can be used to improve your skin’s elasticity, helping it to stay firm and youthful, while the root’s antioxidant effects can combat free radicals to improve your skin’s health. Ginger has been used in home remedies to treat a wide variety of conditions, including burns and scars. Ginger also helps to stimulate your skin while detoxifying it and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Ginger is also antibacterial and antiviral which can reduce inflammation and blemishes. Ginger cultivation began in South Asia, though it soon spread across the world.
Grapes Grapes (Vitis vinifera ) – Loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients, grape juice and seeds can protect your skin from oxidative damage while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promoting smooth, glowing skin. Grapes are widely regarded as an effective anti-ageing ingredient. Grapes have long played a part in human history, from Neolithic times to our present-day fascination with these wondrous fruits. They are native to the Mediterranean, as well as central Europe and parts of Asia. At Rivage we value the alpha hydroxy acids which are present in the skin and the fruit itself. Alpha hydroxy acids help exfoliate your skin while reducing superficial scars.
Green tea Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) – A remarkable source of the antioxidants known as catechins, green tea rejuvenates skin cells, neutralizes UV damage and soothes the skin thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory effect. Green tea extract contains the polyphenol EGGG, which makes it an effective treatment for dandruff, preventing hair loss and strengthening hair. Green tea has been enjoyed in China for more than 4,000 years, after being first brewed during the reign of Emperor Chen Nung.
guarana Guarana (Paullina Cupana) – Native to South America, guarana is naturally high in caffeine. Guarana extract is believed to target cellulite because of its theophylline and caffeine content. As a vasoconstrictor, caffeine can reduce puffiness and promote smoothing. Guarana increases blood flow and the lipolytic effect, which means it can block enzymes and reduce the breakage of triglycerides.
Honey Honey (Honey) – This natural moisturizer also contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radicals and reduce the effects of ageing on your skin. Produced by honey bees, honey is also antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, so it can help fight infections and promote skin healing, while smoothing dry and rough skin. Rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids, honey has long been a favorite ingredient in beauty treatments, since the ancient Egyptians first enjoyed its many benefits. The monosaccharides, fructose, glucose and amino acid in honey make it a powerful moisturiser.
Horstail Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) – Packed with silica, this herb encourages connective tissue to grow, strengthen and remain elastic, which in turn can give you firmer and tighter skin. As a powerful astringent and anti-inflammatory agent horsetail can treat wounds and burns while reducing the effects of eczema and acne. The horsetail plant is the only surviving member of the class Equisetopsida, making it a living fossil.
Jojoba Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinesis) – This natural emollient is rich in nutrients such as vitamin E and B, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. As a natural source of iodine jojoba oil is an effective anti-fungal and antibacterial treatment, while its gentle moisturizing properties make it a great friend of your skin. The jojoba plant is native to North America, specifically northern Mexico and the southwest US.
Lavender2 Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis) – Used since ancient times, lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and is often used to treat acne and dermatitis. Lavender softens skin while soothing muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed. The Egyptians, Phoenicians and Arabians used lavender for perfume, bathing and cooking. 
Lemon Lemon (Citrus Limonum) – Containing citric acid and B vitamins, lemon oil is effective at moisturizing, toning and purifying the skin. Lemon oil can reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Lemons are believed to have originated from India, north Burma and China. Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, B vitamins, carbohydrates and a small quantity of protein. The citric acid in lemon juice can help to peel away the surface layer of your skin and provide a mattifying effect. Lemon extract helps to tone the skin and remove dead cells, leaving behind the fresh, youthful skin beneath.
Locust Bean Locust Bean (Ceratonia Siliqua) – Rightly prized for its thickening properties, the locust bean is made by milling the seeds of the carob tree. It has moisturizing, regenerating and smoothing properties. The locust bean is native to the Mediterranean, and the fruit pulp and seed extracts make a nutritious addition to soups and condiments across west Africa. Licorice extract helps fade brown marks, freckles and skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation) while evening out skin tone.
Milk2 Milk (Lactic Acid) – A natural exfoliating agent due to the lactic acid present. Milk’s natural exfoliating action is often utilized to treat age spots, minimize fine lines and energies the skin. Milk is also helpful for keeping your skin moisturized.  Cleopatra took milk baths to maintain her legendary beauty, while dermatologists rely on lactic acid to fight the ageing process.
 Mint  Mint (Mentha) – Tackles dry skin, acne and inflammation. Mint has hundreds of uses – from medical applications to skin care and dental treatments. Mint makes an excellent moisturizer and can be helpful at restoring the moisture which is stripped away by acne treatments, leaving your skin bright and hydrated. The ancient Egyptians and Romans valued the unmistakable aroma of mint, while people in the Middle Ages used mint as a cleanser.
Olive oil Olive Oil (Olea Europaea) – Rich in four major antioxidants, olive oil is a highly effective moisturizer, cleanser and skin protector. Olive oil is equally effective for treating dry skin as it is for treating oily skin. Olive oil can also soothe skin and improve skin elasticity while reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Olive oil was used by many ancient peoples – including the Phoenicians and the Romans who used it to treat wounds, moisturize skin and reduce the signs of ageing.
 Orange  Orange (Citrus sinensis) – Packed with vitamin C, collagen and citric acid, orange extracts offer many benefits to your skin. Orange extracts can reduce dark spots and sun damage while promoting moisture retention and fighting skin infections. The citric acid in oranges acts as a bleaching agent which can lighten the skin and reduce darkening caused by sun exposure. Orange peel is an effective cleanser because it purifies the pores, removing excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells and reducing the frequency of acne outbreaks. Oranges are native to southeast Asia, with varieties believed to have been cultivated for nearly 7000 years. The refreshing and invigorating aroma of oranges is due to the essential oils, which are popular in the worlds of phytotherapy, perfume and cosmetics.
 Palm Oil New  Palm Oil (Elaeis guineensis) – A rich natural source of glycerin, a humectant which holds water to your skin. This quality makes palm oil an effective moisturizer, while forming a barrier to help retain your skin’s moisture. Glycerin also has a hydroscopic action, drawing water to your skin from the air. Glycerin helps to improve your skin’s natural elasticity and suppleness while also defending against dry skin conditions.  People have been using for palm oil for countless generations. Archeologists excavating an Egyptian tomb believe they discovered palm oil residue, which suggests the substance was in use in 3,000 BCE.
Passion Fruit Passion fruit (Passiflora Edulis) – Packed with skin-friendly nutrients, the oil of passion fruit can feed your skin and keep it looking smooth and clear. The oil contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorous, calcium and vitamins A and C. Fatty acids in the oil, including oleic and linoleic acids help to maintain your skin’s natural structure, while making a perfect moisturizer for all types of skin. Passion fruit extracts help to fight the signs of ageing by preserving your vital collagen and elastin supplies to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. Passion fruit is a type of vine which is native to South America. In South Africa it is known as purple granadilla.
Pea Pea (Pisum Sativum) – The botanical extracts from the seeds of Pisum Sativum contain enzymes which protect your skin’s natural collagen and elastin levels, which in turns helps your skin to remain firm and elastic. Pea extract strengthens the activity rate of protease inhibitors and helps repair epidermal problems. It also delivers an anti-aging effect for slackened, atonic skin.
Pineapple Pineapple (Ananas Sativus) – The active ingredients of pineapple include sugars and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) as well as a number of enzymes. These elements offer a number of skin benefits, including moisturizing, anti-ageing and purifying. The alpha-hydroxy acids provide an exfoliating effect and help to remove old skin.
Rosemary Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) – The essential oil from this popular herb helps to firm and tone your skin. Rosemary offers a detoxifying effect while also increasing blood flow and general skin health. Rosemary oil has disinfectant, cleansing and anti-ageing properties and can be used to treat conditions including dermatitis, acne and eczema. Rosemary is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region.
Rumex occidentalis Rumex occidentalis (Rumex occidentalis) – This botanical extract, native to North America, is effective at reducing unwanted skin coloration, such as sun spots, age spots and freckles. Rumex occidentalis restricts the production of melanin, (the cause of our skin pigmentation), and blocks melanin synthesis. Tyrostat is a skin tone lightener derived from rumex occidentalis and is clinically proven to reduce skin pigmentation by limiting both melanin production and redness.
 Shea Butter  Shea (Vitellaria Paradoxa)– This natural fat is derived from the nuts of the Karite tree, and has been treasured as a beauty treatment since antiquity. Shea butter is a great natural moisturizer thanks to its oleic acid and phytochemicals. Shea butter also contains vitamins A,E and F, which help to balance, soothe and hydrate your skin. This age-old treatment can help to diminish stretch marks while reducing other blemishes and marks. Shea butter can rejuvenate dry skin and replenish damaged hair, while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.
 Soy Bean  Soy Bean (Glycine Max) – with natural anti-oxidant and conditioning qualities, soy beans can protect your skin from free radicals while helping your skin to remain moisturized and youthful. Soy beans may also provide a degree of protection from the sun and from environmental pollution. Used in traditional Chinese medicine for countless generations, soy beans contain the isoflavone aglycones, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting the firmness of your skin. It does this by promoting collagen production repairing elastin fibers.
Tea Tree Oil Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alterifolia) – this potent antimicrobial oil is often used to treat acne, burns, inflammation and fungal infections. Tea tree oil can open clogged pores and kill bacteria, while its antioxidant effect reduces free radicals while encouraging the production of collagen. Tea tree oil can also reduce allergic skin reactions. Native to eastern Australia, tea tree leaves were crushed so the oil could be inhaled as a treatment for colds and coughs. Soaked leaves were also used to make an infusion, while a poultice was laid on top of crushed leaves sprinkled over wounds.
Wall nut Walnut (Juglan) – After being finely ground, the shells of walnuts make a superb natural exfoliator. The shell particles gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal the glowing skin beneath. Walnut shell also encourages blood to circulate to the skin, which can heal damaged or irritated skin. Walnuts are native to the mountain ranges of central Asia and southern Europe. They are believed to have been treasured as a symbol of intelligence because of their brain-shaped kernel.
Waltheria Final 2 Waltheria (Waltheria Indica) – A species of the mallow family, extracts of this plant are used to lighten the skin and inhibit melanin production. Waltheria Indica has natural emollient, tonic and astringent properties. Waltheria indica reduces melanin pigmentation by inhibition of tyrosinase. Waltheria indica is native to Hawaii.
 Wheat  Wheat (Triticum Sativum) – The ubiquitous cereal grain also offers a number of health benefits for your skin. Tritisol, which is derived from wheat protein is a superlative emollient which also gives strength and volume to your hair. Tritisol can also help your skin to feel tighter and more youthful-looking, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Wheat has long been cultivated as a source of food. And while it probably originates from the Levant region of Ethiopia, loaves were kneaded and backed in Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.
 Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) – Rich in antioxidants and prized for its antimicrobial and healing qualities. Yarrow contains flavonoids, tannins, asparagin, sterols, isovaleric acid and salicyclic acid among other elements. Its natural fatty acids can boost cell membrane production, integrity and performance. In addition to treating acne and oily skin, Yarrow is beneficial for people with irritated and dry skin. Native to the northern hemisphere, yarrow has a storied history as a medicinal herb to treat a variety of skin conditions.