You may have noticed that your skincare products' active ingredient is derived from a plant. Whether it is body lotion or facial cleanser, plants have been the most beneficial aspect of cosmeceuticals. However, its use goes back further than products. Earlier, humans resorted to plants for their healing and protection benefits. So, it should be no surprise that over the last ten years, as technology has evolved, the use of plants in skincare has also evolved.
How It Works
Vieve’s Leaves use various fruit stem cells and plant stem cell extracts. Why are stem cells important in our formulas? To answer that question, it’s crucial to know how they work. For starters, stem cells in fruit work similarly to those in humans. Therefore, in skincare formulas, the extract protects the human cells. The stem cells stimulate ﬁbroblasts to synthesize collagen, consequently stimulating skin regeneration. This protection helps with everything from UV rays to anti-aging to inflammation. It doesn’t stop there. It is also great for strengthening and smoothing the skin’s texture.
Popularized by the Korean skincare industry, this extract comes from a specific type of Swiss apple. Fruit stem cells such as this can benefit most common skin issues, ranging from damage to wrinkles. This is thanks to its similarities to human stem cells. You can find this in our Rejuvenating Facial Fusion Moisturizer.
- Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract
This extract comes pure from the seed of the kiwi. A fantastic source of vitamin C, crucial for skin health and appearance. It protects against free radicals, airborne pollutants, and sun damage.
- Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil
This fruit stem cell has an oil consistency. It is non-fragrant and emollient. It contains fatty acids, so it works exceptionally well on dryer skin. And yes, it is olive oil, but no, you can't tell. It is more like a micro dose to soften the texture and appearance of the skin. This fruit stem cell is found in the Vieve’s Leaves Restorative Serum.
- Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract
You may have heard people say, “fragrance is bad!” Or “don’t buy products with fragrance.” And while that is decent advice, natural fragrance is not the same. Bergamot oil is an example of a natural fragrance. Extracted from the peel using a cold press, this oil has a sweet scent and its own healing properties. Like many others, it aids in anti-inflammation and anti-irritation. However, it also takes it further by balancing the skin’s oil production and evening the skin tone. This is perfect for targeting scars and other blemishes, as it is known to be an excellent antiseptic.