INGREDIENTS IN OUR IVENA LINE CREAMS
Almond (Prunus Dulcis) Oil: Extracted from almond kernels through a cold pressed process. Almond oil is an excellent moisturizer and anti-inflammatory agent due to its content of vitamins A, B and E. Rich in proteins, it helps in the formation of collagen (the protein maintaining the skin integrity), giving the skin a soft, supple, and nourished look. A mild, hypoallergenic oil, almond oil is safe for all skin types.
Argan (Argania Spinosa) Oil: Obtained from the kernels of the argan tree through a cold pressed process. It contains a high amount of restorative omega fatty acids, vitamin E, carotenes, and phenols. Argan oil intensely hydrates, moisturizes and restores the skin’s elasticity, giving it a youthful glow.
Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil: Derived from apricot kernels through a cold pressed process. Rich in vitamin A, C and gama linoleic acid, it softens, soothes and nourishes the skin and helps maintain its moisture balance.
Beeswax (Cera alba): Derived from the honeycomb cells produced by honey bees. It has anti-allergenic properties and is easily tolerated by even reactive skin. It forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin, yet it allows it to breathe. Beeswax acts as an emollient and a humectant that draws water to the skin and seal it in. It also promotes with exfoliation. Beeswax helps the skin to become soft, rehydrated and rejuvenated.
Cocoa (Theobroma Cocoa) Butter: Extracted from cocoa beans. Due to the content of polyphenols, cocoa butter has high antioxidant properties and it protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals that are the main cause of aging. Cocoa butter is one of the most superior moisturizers leaving the skin soft, supple and glowing.
Damask Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil: Sourced from the petals of Rosa Damascena cultivated in Bulgaria's Rose Valley (which produces 85% of the world's rose oil), the oil is distilled through a steam distillation process. Rose oil is often referred to as the ‘miracle oil’ due to its content of over 300 substances with amazing features, such as antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, aroma-therapeutic, and hydrating. Rose oil has a unique ability to permeate the skin and allow the easy delivery and absorption of all nutrients. It leaves the skin supple, radiant and glowing and its pleasant fragrance provides aromatherapeutic elements.
Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera) Oil: Obtained from the seeds of grapes. Grapeseed oil a very light and easily absorbed oil. It is an excellent source of vitamins C and E, beta carotene and linoleic acid, all of which provide hydration, firmness and elasticity to the skin.
Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil: Produced from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba oil is a liquid plant wax and not an oil. It is exceptionally hydrating as it forms a layer on top of the skin and seals in the skin’s moisture. It contains many beneficial ingredients, including vitamins and minerals (especially iodine) that contribute to the jojoba’s oil ability to fight harmful bacteria growth, stimulate synthesis of collagen, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and naturally slow down the signs of aging.
Macadamia Nut (Macadamia Ternifolia) Oil: Extracted from the nut meat of the macadamia tree. Like jojoba oil it is close match to the naturally occurring skin sebum (oily or waxy matter secreted by skin glands that waterproof and lubricate the skin). Its rich content of essential fatty acids assists in excellent moisturizing, cells regeneration, and enhanced penetration of all beneficial components deeply into skin. The result is smooth, hydrated, healthy and young looking skin.
Raspberry Seed (Rubus Ideaus) Oil: Obtained from raspberries seeds through a cold pressed process. An effective emollient, raspberry seed oil is considered a luxurious oil due to its anti-aging benefits of improving the skin elasticity and sagging, creating suppleness, softening and smoothing wrinkles. Packed with vitamins A, E, essential fatty acids (83%), phytosterols, linoleic and ellagic acids, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (and a prolonged shelf life). The presence of ellagic acid reduces collagen destruction and protects against ultraviolet sun damage.
Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter: Extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree. Its skin benefits are similar to those of the cocoa butter. Shea butter has antioxidant and moisturizing properties, the ability to repair cells and boost collagen production making the skin protected, nourished and radiant.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol): An antioxidant protecting and repairing the skin. It neutralizes the oxidizing effect of free radicals that damage collagen and cause dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps the skin retain its natural moisture content and speed up cell regeneration, which brings smoothness and hydration.