Natural beauty: Meet Bioblume

Chances are you’ve heard of Helilala Vanilla, a brand that began as an aid project in 2002 when a vanilla plantation was established by a Kiwi family in association with a local community in Vava’u, Tonga.

Which brings us to its latest release, which is in quite a different field. Best known for producing vanilla beans, paste, extracts, powders and syrups, Heilala is now diversifying its business offerings with a new beauty product that harnesses the anti-aging properties of the vanilla bean.
Called BIOBLUME by Heilala, it is a brightening facial oil comprising of VanilleActiv2, a patent pending ingredient that the company has been testing since 2016.

Scientifically extracted from vanilla beans to nourish, repair and brighten delicate skin, VanilleActiv2 has seen some impressive results. Heilala’s skin trials measured the change in collagen chemistry that occurred on human skin cells when VanilleActiv2 (patent pending), two unique, bioactive compounds extracted from the lipid fraction of Heilala’s vanilla bean, were applied. The result? Increased production of collagen, cell regeneration, and renewal.

Along with the hero ingredient, VanilleActiv2, the finished product contains a powerhouse of vitamin-rich plant oils including Kakadu Plum, Rosehip, Jojoba and Avocado and includes Bakuchiol, the first natural alternative to Retinol. It feels like a lightweight dream on the skin, whilst promising some seriously great results.

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