SAViQ is a synergistic fusion of Apitherapy (the science of bee products) and active New Zealand plant extracts, designed explicitly to support anti-ageing.
Bee Venom is a fantastic ingredient. You might have heard it referred to it as nature's exciting alternative to Botox®
It’s highly effective in skincare because it triggers your skin to release Collagen and Elastin. It has this instantly visible lifting and firming effect that can be seen and felt. The results are really quite exceptional.
Bee Venom consists of more than 18 natural substances which cannot be chemically reproduced. The most abundant active component is Melittin, which has many useful properties in skincare including anti-inflammatory and healing capabilities.
New Zealand Manuka Honey is hailed as nature's wonderfood with unique antibacterial activity. It is anti-inflammatory and proven to soothe and heal.
As a staple in the SAViQ base blend, Manuka Honey naturally supports youthful elasticity by inhibiting the enzymes that break-down Collagen.
It also has a really interesting effect on bee venom. It negates the allergic potential of the venom!
Manuka Honey is sourced from New Zealand's remote, pollution free forests and is renowned for its unique flavour and health benefits. The bees feed off the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) which has delicate pink or white flowers and is native to New Zealand. While we have been aware for centuries of the antibacterial properties of all types of honey, laboratory studies have shown that New Zealand Manuka Honey has an especially remarkable antibacterial property.
This antibacterial activity is particularly useful in skincare to support healing and to soothe and calm skin.
The use of honey as a medicine is well documented to go back thousands of years.
SAViQ is based on a belief that nature is an exceptional healer.
New Zealand plant-life has long been revered for its efficacy in health and wellness. We simply bring together the best of Natural New Zealand active ingredients in a range of functional skincare products developed for anti-ageing.
We selectively blend these raw harvested botanical actives with the science of Apitherapy (the bee venom and Manuka Honey) to achieve the specific functionality of each product in the range.
|Aloe Vera Extract||
The long known healing properties of Aloe Vera have seen it spread throughout the world. The gel in the leaves stimulates cell regeneration providing health benefits that have been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3500 years. A vast amount of research has been done on Aloe Vera which has proven to be very effective in the treatment of various dry skin disorders such as eczema. It is often used in cosmetics for its moisturizing, anti-inflammation and antifungal properties.
Harakeke is a striking plant that features dominantly in the New Zealand landscape. It is native to New Zealand and a handful of Pacific Islands. Harakeke is renowned for the clear polysaccharide gel exudates produced on the surface of leaves at the base. This gel is often referred to as the New Zealand Aloe Vera gel. We use it extensively in our products for its skin soothing and hydrating properties. It is a superior natural alternative to petro-chemically derived synthetic gels.
|Green Tea Extract||
Green Tea Extract is an active anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. In addition, it has the ability to inhibit collagenase–the enzyme that degrades collagen and the vascular endothelium. It is commonly used in sensitive skin and hair care products to improve strength and gloss.
Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a relative newcomer to the skin care industry. Yet, its value for general health and nutrition is rather well known and well researched. CoQ10 has at least two important roles in the body. First, it is one of the essential cogs in the biochemical machinery that produces biological energy (ATP) inside the cells. Second, CoQ10 is an antioxidant. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of ageing.
Myoxinal is a patented complex of oligopeptides (obtained from proteins from the seeds of Hibiscus). It works to mechanically smooth expression lines and has antioxidant, hydration and exfoliating benefits.
Long known for its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory benefits, chamomile is the perfect ingredient for use in topical skin care. Along with its known anti-inflammatory benefits, chamomile is also thought to have anti-oxidant and antibacterial benefits. Chamomile has been used internally for calming anxiety and treating insomnia for hundreds of years. Most everyone who has struggled with sleeplessness has had someone suggest to them to drink chamomile tea at night... simply because it truly works. When used topically in skin care it is typically found in soothing and calming types of skin care products, particularly emollient preparations which additionally target inflammation