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NARVi is a manufacturer of Natural Skin care and health products from New Zealand. Located in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, which is at the bottom of the north island of New Zealand. It is probably best known overseas for being the a filming location from the Lord of The Rings.
Our range is filled with botanical ingredients, that are infused into our products to provide you the benefits that they offer in face care and health when applied topically. We have made sure our ingredients are natural, of a high quality and organic or wild crafted.
We have not included any of the ingredients that our research has shown to be of concern. Our products do not have parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, dimethicones, coal tar, gluten, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrances.
We have included unique New Zealand ingredients that come from the native fauna and has proven to have herbal benefits for the skin.
Unique New Zealand ingredient:
Kawakawa is a small evergreen shrub-
Manuka Honey Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand, the nectar being collected by the bees from the flower of the indigenous Manuka tree. Manuka honey’s unique properties means that the high bio activity, prevents damage by free radicals, helps maintain collagen structures in the skin and promotes the repair of skin cell damage by stimulating new cell growth. Manuka honey is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. This hydration helps to further enhance the skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing. Manuka honey is packed with nutrients that are associated with healthy skin including antioxidants, amino acids, B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid). These amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Manuka honey is high in the antibacterial methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in most types of honey in small quantities. However, Manuka honey contains up to 100 times more MG than normal honey. MG has been shown to increase collagen cross-
Manuka is one of three tea trees indigenous to New Zealand and Australia. Manuka essential oil from NZ has been confirmed as having the highest anti microbial activity, evidence indicating that it is up to 20 times more potent than Australian tea tree. The Manuka tree has long been valued for its healing properties by the Maori. Infusions and poultices were made from the leaves and inner bark. The seeds and sap were chewed. The Manuka tree also produces a nectar that bees turn into a rich amber honey known for its curative properties. Its astringency also facilitates healing by decreasing inflammation and tightening tissues resulting in more youthful looking skin. Manuka oil can assist in the fading of scars by promoting new cell development. This is particularly useful for eliminating acne scars, stretch marks, and burns. Common uses: Manuka oil has antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-
New Zealand's native flax, Regarded as the "aloe of NZ". The Harakeke plant contains high concentrations of polysaccharides, oleic acid, linoleic acid and steric acid that are essential for good skin. These fatty acids moisturise, repair and soothe damaged skin. Polysaccharides are extremely effective in hydrating the skin. Linoleic acid is effective in cell regulation and repairs the skin barrier which also helps to reduce puffiness and redness. It has natural astringent qualities, acting as a natural oil regulator for the skin. Due to its high inflammatory index it helps minimise skin irritation, redness and inflammation of any sort. Skin rashes diminish with topical application. If you are suffering from any sort of chronic skin conditions like persistent acne, rosacea or dermatitis. It also helps clear blemishes, reduce acne scars and pigmentation marks. In addition is has been found to have anti-
Kiwifruit has been scientifically proven to improve skin radiance and to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Kiwifruit has significant antioxidant, anti-
Aloe vera is a highly effective treatment for any cuts and wounds you may have, as it will reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process. It also serves as an effective treatment for many other skin conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, and is even used to reduce the pain caused by sunburn.
Suitable for sensitive and prematurely ageing skin. Apricot kernel oil is very rich and nourishing, especially in vitamin A. Apricot kernel oil spreads well and has a medium absorption rate.
Argan Oil helps reduce the visible signs of aging and increases elasticity of the skin. Benefits of argan oil for skin also include regeneration of the skin by revitalizing the cell functions that prevent early skin aging due to sun, pollution, stress, smoking, etc.
Not only does Almond Oil help protect the surface of the skin, but it has great value to act as an emollient, skin soother and softener while conditioning the skin and promoting a clear young looking complexion (it even helps relieve muscular aches and pains). Almond Oil is suitable for all skin types but is especially good for dry or irritated skin.
Arnica oil is an effective treatment for physical trauma, sprains, bruising and other injuries. Use immediately after strenuous exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. Absorbs well, and soothing to the skin.
Your skin that will receive a good bulk of the benefits, thanks to the oil's anti-
Camellia oil, also known as tea oil and tea seed oil, is the beauty secret of the geishas of Japan. This very precious oil has been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin. Camellia oil is used in many skincare formulas and is suited for all skin types including sensitive and allergy-
The Ricinoleic Acid in Castor Oil works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria, and as Castor Oil is able to penetrate skin tissue deeply, this makes it an effective treatment for acne. It's great for scars and age spots.
The oil of the cinnamon acts like a natural analgesic and helps in relieving pain in joints and other areas. It has antiseptic properties and also helps in the deflammation of the bones and the skin, and in relieving the pain of rheumatism. It is also helpful with scabies. Is believed to have the following properties: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, insecticide, and antispasmodic.
It is a good oil for general moisturising, cleansing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. It also acts as a mild oil suitable for those with inflamed and irritated skin, and those with skin sensitivities (psoriasis, eczema). Coconut Oil does not clog pores, making it ideal for oily or troubled skin. It contains antiseptic fatty acids that can prevent fungal and bacterial infections in the skin. Coconut oil works wonders for dry and damaged skin, cuts, bruises, and speeds the healing while it fights infection. Coconut oil forms a protective barrier to hold in moisture while penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin to helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple. Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In a cleanser it aids in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother.
Green Tea Green Tea Extract appears to exert sun-
Its leaves and roots have been used in traditional medicine, both Western and Eastern, for nearly 2000 years. In fact, many of the oldest herbals refer to comfrey as one of the most useful herbs for healing of all sorts. The root was especially valued for the slick mucilage that lines the inside of the hollow, woody stem and root. promote rapid wound healing, including the healing of broken bones. There is evidence that supports the traditional use of comfrey root as a topical application to speed healing, stop bleeding, prevent infection and relieve pain.
Clinical experiments have shown that the plant rejuvenates skin and body tissue by stimulating collagen synthesis. Gotu kola's constituents of interest are its triterpenoids, which have been shown to work on cells and tissues, particularly connective tissues, participating in the healing process. Gotu kola is an excellent vasodilator and blood vessel strengthener. The herb is also often used as a diuretic, antioxidant, and anti-
Grapefruit is known as a 'happy' oil due to its uplifting qualities and is liked by children for this reason; it is said to improve concentration and self-
Grape Seed Oil
It has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin, which makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints. It is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid quite important for the skin and the cell membranes. Grape Seed Oil has regenerative and restructuring virtues and has great skin moisturizing properties.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil contains antioxidants, protein, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, as well as a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. It is a source of complete protein and contains all 20 known amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids. It also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E. The green color in hemp seed oil is a result of the high level of chlorophyll which is naturally present in the seeds. Perhaps the most valued property of hemp seed oil is its percentage of essential fatty acids, which is higher than any other plant in the world. It contains both omega-
Known as the botox plant. The flowers have powerful, exciting benefits to the skin, including the ability to firm and lift. Hibiscus has natural alpha-
Horsetail is accepted in herbal traditions as a proven herb to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair. Silica is main active ingredient responsible for these properties. Silica is important to the strength of the blood vessels, organs, skin, hair, and bones, contributing to the form, resilience, and flexibility of all connective tissues. Breakdown of connecting tissues causes the skin to sag, drop, and develop wrinkles. When we strengthen those connective tissues, we help the skin retain more of its youthful shape. Studies have already indicated that silicon can improve skin texture and resilience, while reducing the depth of wrinkles. Promotes collagen formation, strengthening skin. Astringent properties help shrink pores and tone skin, improves skin texture with a moisturizing effect, helps restore skin elasticity, bringing back that youthful snap. Healing properties are known to soothe cuts and wounds, and to improve conditions like eczema. Antioxidant activity protects from free radical damage and contains a variety of bioflavonoids.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a natural compound found in skin that has many important functions, including holding in moisture, providing cushioning, aiding in tissue repair, holding together the skin structural components collagen and elastin, and helping create a protective barrier against microorganism. Hyaluronic acid a natural structural component of skin is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times it weight in water! This is important with regard to aging because one of the hallmarks of youthful skin is its moisture content. As we age, our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness and pliability.
The structure of Jojoba oil closely resembles that of your own skin oil (sebum). Jojoba is readily absorbed into the skin, is non-
Kukui Oil from Hawaii. Kukui nut oil has been used for generations to protect the skin from salt water, the harsh sun and drying winds. In skin care Kukui Nut Oil is a luxuriant, versatile and precious oil. It has antioxidant properties, which prevent free radical cell damage. It is high in essential fatty acids, both Omega-
Lemongrass oil has a lemony, sweet smell. it has value in clearing cellulite, as well as toning the skin, opening blocked pores and helping with acne. The antiseptic properties are useful in treating athlete's foot and other fungal infections.
References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homer's Iliad, written over 2800 years ago. The use of the herb spread from Greece to Arabia and India, where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing traditions. All of these traditions used marshmallow as a soothing agent. Marshmallow root relieves irritations by coating inflamed surfaces.
This oil is an amazing addition to skin-
It is antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal. This oil can be applied directly to the skin or included in skincare formulas designed to treat problematic skin. Neem has moisturizing and regenerative properties, contains Vitamin E, and has essential fatty acids. The antibacterial action can be explained by the plant's component azadirachtin, which is known to destroy the bacterial cell wall and thus inhibit the growth of bacteria. These medicinal properties make it ideal to treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, and athletes foot.
Its healing properties are as well known among various cultures and are part of folklore and tradition. Contains a range of elements that a known to be essential for skin health and regenerate including amino acids, flavonoids, antioxidants, linoleic acid, linolenic acid.
Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants including vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols and avenasterol. They work to neutralize free radicals and repair cell membranes. Olive Oil contains essential vitamins that are helpful in delaying the aging process and is best suited for dry, irritated skin.
Because of the nutrients in the oil as well as the fatty acids and antioxidants, it is now used as a nourishing moisturizer in skin care, and is particularly beneficial for those with aging, acne-
Patchouli Oil has a rich musky-
This organic extract stimulates cell regeneration, increases elasticity and decreases wrinkles. Pomegranate Extract is a savior for mature, irritated, and dry, cracked skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
Red raspberry seed oil is reported to be very effective for sensitive skin, for controlling eczema, rashes, and psoriasis. It is an anti-
Extremely high in essential fatty acids (over 70% of the rosehip seed is fatty acid). Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, Vitamin A (retinol), and linoleic and linolenic acids—all superstars for skin and hair health. Corrects UV damage from the sun, reduces appearance of scars, burns and stretch marks, treats fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates dry skin, evens skin tone, reduces hyper-
Shea Butter is one of the best moisturizing, anti-
Squalane. Naturally occurring in our own bodies, it is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. On the skin’s surface it acts as a barrier, both protecting the skin from moisture loss and providing a shield for the body from environmental toxins. It’s also an antioxidant-
Tamanu oil is the traditional oil used by Polynesian women for promoting healthy, clear, blemish-
turmeric is a first rate anti-
Wheatgerm oil is very nourishing and is high in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. It assists in promoting circulation and formation of new cells to improve the appearance of skin and to repair sun damage to the skin. It can be applied externally to soothe various irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, chafing and wrinkling.
Astringent, antiseptic, anti-