Niacinamide. Salicylic Acid. Vitamin C. Vitamin E. These ‘bioactive’ ingredients have now become widely known in beauty circles, trending across Instagram, YouTube and e-commerce websites and beauty gurus have begun to swear by these clean beauty products’ success to get to the root of your skin troubles and work towards reducing the issue for improved skin health. 

But how do these incredible beauty agents work for your skin health? How are they devised from plants and what problems and skin types to cater to? Bioactive products usually contain one plant-powered, ‘active’ ingredient in powerful concentrations, making them highly efficacious in their designated effect on your skin. These actives include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacinamide or Salicylic Acid, and more.

There is relatively little information when it comes to the effects of various actives and how these products work. Let us understand the ins and outs of clean, plant based beauty bioactive skincare products by answering some common questions. 

To start with, what are bioactive products? 

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These actives are often either clinically or scientifically proven, and their effects can range from increasing antioxidant activity in your body to helping reduce and treat acne, to diminishing pigmentation in your skin over a period of time. 

Bioactives are compound concentrates extracted from plant sources that deliver one particular result for your skin and hair. The all-new OZiva Bioactive range focuses on products with one bio-active each. OZiva’s bioactive formulas are pH-appropriate, highly efficacious and offer safe-for-skin permeation.

Let’s read more about some of the actives that the OZiva bioactive range contains. 

Vitamin E – What is its Secret?

Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy, firm and supple skin. Bioactive Vitamin E is the most active natural form of Vitamin E, obtained from plants like Sunflower and Almond, focusing on building skin moisture and antioxidant activity. 

Vitamin E protects the skin by preventing oxidative damage caused by free radicals. As mentioned above, free radicals are a result of stressors, unprotected sun exposure, air pollution and environmental changes. Vitamin E has moisturising and hydrating properties, penetrating deeply into the dermis and epidermis to keep the skin moist and supple.

Bioactive Vitamin E also helps to strengthen skin barrier function. It has strong anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing properties. It is strongly anti-inflammatory in nature thus, helps to soothe and calm the skin. If applied consistently, it may eventually help reduce the effects of serious skin conditions such as eczema. 

OZiva’s Bioactive Vitamin E range includes Vitamin E122 Night Gel, Vitamin E122 Face Serum and Vitamin E122 Gel Face Wash, all of which lead to a 122% increase in antioxidant activity*.  To read more on Vitamin E and its uses, click here. 

*based on scientifically proven ingredient in product 

Bioactive Vitamin C – How Does it Help? 

Bioactive Vitamin C is specifically designed for skin radiance and glow. Skin radiance is a combination of luminosity (which is the light intensity reflected from your skin surface) and its brightness. External factors like UV exposure, stress, nutritional deficiencies and internal factors like skin ageing lead to a decrease in radiance. Both external and internal factors lead to the production of free radicals, which damage the skin.  In that case, Vitamin C serves as an agent of antioxidant activity, as well as building up collagen in the skin and increasing its brightness.

OZiva Bioactive Vitamin C30 contains RAAZen-C, which is a standardised plant extract for Vitamin C. It helps to lighten pigmentation and brown spots, even out the skin tone and lead to a 30% increase in radiance*. It is a potent and effective antioxidant which has an immense brightening effect. 

OZiva’s Bioactive Vitamin C30 range includes the Vitamin C30 Face Serum, Vitamin C30 Moisturiser, Vitamin C30 Face Pack, Vitamin C30 Cleanser and Vitamin C30 Foaming Face Wash, covering a routine. 

*based on clinically proven ingredient in product 

Bioactive Niacinamide – Why is it Popular? 

Niacinamide is now widely known for two things – helping to reduce excess pigmentation and treat blemishes on the skin. But how does it work? 

An even skin tone is bright, smooth, and free of dark spots. There are many factors that cause an uneven skin tone. Too much melanin in an area of the skin can happen after skin damage due to sun exposure or smoking, illness or disease, or an injury to the skin.

Bioactive Niacinamide reduces melanin and also inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. It also helps minimise the appearance of pores, and reduces pore size over time. It helps regulate oil in the skin as well.

The OZiva Bioactive Niacinamide79 range includes Bioactive Niacinamide79 Face Serum and the Bioactive Niacinamide79 Face Cleanser, both of which lead to a 79% Reduction in Melanin Synthesis* with regular usage for an even, blemish-free skin tone. 

*based on clinically proven ingredient in product 

Salicylic Acid – What does it do? 

Salicylic Acid has excellent medicinal properties in helping to reduce your skin concerns, especially excess oil production in the skin.  Acne occurs when the openings of your hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. If the clogged pores then become infected with bacteria, they form pimples, small red bumps infected with pus. Excess sebum and dead skin cells can further result in blackheads and pimples. These pores trapping bacteria leads to inflammation. 

Bioactive Salicylic Acid helps reduce excess sebum production in the sebaceous glands, unclogs pores, and dislodges dirt and dead skin cells. It contains salicin, which helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, tactile roughness, pore size, radiance, and the overall appearance of the skin. Bioactive Salicylic Acid is also rich in tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and various minerals – giving this composition extra antioxidant, tonic, astringent, and antiseptic properties.

OZiva Bioactive Salicylic32 Range includes the Bioactive Salicylic32 Face Serum and the Bioactive Salicylic32 Face Cleanser, both of which lead to 32% Reduced Excessive Lipid Production & Oily Spots*, thus helping to treat acne in the skin, reduce acne scars, and soothe any further inflammation. 

*based on clinically proven ingredient in product 

What’s the Take 

These clean, plant-based beauty products are highly efficacious and get the job done if used consistently. Try out Bioactive products this monsoon.

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