Question: How do you pronounce "Saeve"?

Answer: Like the word sap in French! Saeve's particular spelling is a nod to our flagship asset, the authentic Organic Birch Fresh Sap and its fabulous skin-saving capabilities ("Save" in English 😉). Saeve, the sap that saves your skin!


Question: How do you pronounce Saeve?

Answer: Like the word sap in French! Saeve's particular spelling is a nod to our flagship asset, the authentic Organic Birch Fresh Sap and its fabulous skin-saving capabilities ("Save" in English 😉). Saeve, the sap that saves your skin!

Focus on our organic Birch Sap cure in Actu Cantal!

Birch sap: a benefit for the body and a product used in cosmetics, to read the article, click here!

Press, Actu Canal

Saeve Detox Birch Sap Cure

Traduction of the Actu Canal's article

By Nicolas Gastal
Published on 16 Mar 21 at 4:34

Cantal Birch sap: a benefit for the body and a product used in cosmetics

In Cantal, Luc Jalenques collects birch sap. A detox product, which is also used in cosmetics. Report.

A true enthusiast, Luc Jalenques picks aromatic and medicinal plants throughout the year. In spring (during the month of March), he pays particular attention to the birch sap. A nectar that must be harvested during this month.

Benefits for the body

To make a three-week cure by drinking a glass, with an empty stomach, is thus recommended: "The sap has many virtues. It frees the liver from toxins and allows a remineralization of the body. There is a contribution in lactic acids. At the end of the winter, it helps regenerate the body. At the end of the cure, we are at 8 grams per liter," says Luc.

• Analyzed at the agricultural high school of Saint-Flour

Birch sap is analyzed by the agricultural high school of Saint-Flour. They find in the flora of the sap some probiotics, with benefits on the intestinal flora. There is an ongoing project with the school to produce soap made from birch sap.

Luc is also a harvester for the Sicarappam cooperative which is based in the Puy-de-Dôme. This is an agricultural cooperative of producers of medicinal and aromatic plants, which has about sixty producers in the Massif Central, including 14 who make birch sap.

• In cosmetics

But birch sap also interests the cosmetic industry. And in particular Pauline Bony. This Cantalian launched her brand Saeve three years ago and offers products made from birch sap. An idea that takes root in her childhood: "I remember my grandmother who used it. It has benefits for the skin, for rheumatism. " With the help of a botanist, she wanted to see the results of the benefits on the skin and the feedback was positive: "It also has moisturizing and soothing properties. "

And what could be more natural than to harvest it in her country in Auvergne: "Which is a magnificent region, with a natural area of great beauty. We harvest in the parks of the Volcanoes of Auvergne, on a volcanic land. "

• “It is a booming sector”, Pauline Bony, Manager of the Saeve brand

And since then, it has been a great success: "People are increasingly demanding natural products that are good for the body and the skin. It is a booming sector! "

• With Greentech

For the realization of these cosmetic products, this sap is sold to Greentech. Based in Saint-Beauzire and created in 1992, Greentech develops and produces for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals high-tech ingredients, derived from the deep mechanisms of plants, algae, micro-algae and micro-organisms sourced worldwide. It is the company that takes the samples for the production of these cosmetic products.

  • In the Cantal, Luc Jalenques' birch sap can be found at La Vie Claire and L'Arbre à Pain in Aurillac and at Bio-Planèze in Saint-Flour.
Harvest of our Organic Birch Sap
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Our organic birch sap cure certified AB is currently available on our website.

Fresh sap of organic birch, why and how to consume it?
Saeve's organic birch sap detox

We are happy. The season of harvesting fresh Birch Sap has begun and we will be able to renew our stocks to make our products. The mother essence of Saeve is being carefully collected and this gives us great joy.

And this year, we are once again offering organic fresh birch sap cures to drink. We couldn't miss it! Joy even more multiplied.

We leave a particularly hard winter. We had to stay at home and to be even more sedentary. No outings, more slowness, too much food, perhaps in excess.

It is thus with an immense pleasure that we propose to drink this nourishing liquid with undeniable virtues. It must be said that the fresh Sap of Organic Birch is one of the king ingredients in the composition of our cosmetics. We are proud to be the only brand in the world to offer fresh birch sap in skin care products.

At Saeve, this jewel of nature is associated with another treasure: the enigmatic but no less marvelous mushroom of eternal life: the Organic Chaga. Combined together, these two local ingredients have given birth to our Immunox® Patent, our magical synergy.

But why is it so interesting to do a birch sap cure? Why do you suggest consuming it by drinking when it is already in our products?

It is because it is completely complementary. Elimination, remineralization, anti-oxidation, vitality, energy. We brought it back to you, in our French forests, in season.

Focus on the major ingredient of our products and on the trademark of our founder Pauline and the fundamentals of Saeve.

Ancestral sap with a thousand virtues

Used since the Middle Ages, the Birch has always been used for medicinal purposes. From this ancestral tree, we can use everything: leaves, bark, buds and sap. Depending on the problem, one part will be used more than another.

But what brings us here today is the sap.

The sap is the juice. It is the nourishing beverage that climbs from Mother Earth to bring and water the tree to the top of its branches and nourish it. The sap is the one that prepares the tree to magnify itself for the warm and lively seasons. It is also the sap that repairs the tree from the damage caused by winter.

We are entering the time of year when the pickers silently walk inside the Birch forests of France to harvest it.

In the mist of the clay soil, the pickers will make a hole in the trunks of the Betula trees with a small incipient spin. They will then insert a tube with a pipe, itself connected to a container. As they do so, drops of sap will flow out quietly. A code of good practice must be respected in order not to tire the trees and plunder them completely. We harvest only on old trees and without going to the end of their reserves.

This delicate ballet takes place only 3 weeks a year, in March, at the time of the rising moon. This means that this product is beautiful, rare and precious. It is this sap that we put in our products for your well-being and that we offer you today bottled as a cure.

Why consume fresh Birch Sap?

The birch tree is thus gorged with the resources of the Earth, which nourished it. The sap is the concentrate of these resources. Studies have reported the presence of multiple nutrients in it: calcium, magnesium, silica, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper. The concentrations can vary, but it is good to know that all the minerals present in the sap are easily assimilated.

Birch tree trunk


Indeed, we spoke about sugar earlier. The sap is indeed naturally sweet because it is composed of fructose and glucose. We do not add any sugar to the fresh sap we offer. But it is this same sugar, which will promote the assimilation of nutrients.

It is also naturally rich in vitamin C, proteins and amino acids, polyphenols and phenolic acids.

The main property of the Birch sap is called depurative. Indeed, it will activate the diuresis and thus the elimination by the kidney. Consider how well nature is made. Birch sap is harvested just at the time of year when we need it to free ourselves from the toxins accumulated during the winter. It will therefore increase the quantities of water eliminated and promote a detox of the body.

By extension, Birch Sap will have a draining action on water retention, swelling in the legs, high blood pressure and gout. Thanks to its unique composition, it would even bring comfort to osteo-articular problems.

Thanks to its proteins, it will support the cellular renewal. It is very beneficial for our skin to work to regenerate it. It will gradually erase the traces and marks left by acne, dehydration and skin aging.

In view of all its minerals and trace elements, it will help remineralize the body by playing on the acid-base balance. Silica also helps to strengthen hair and nails. It is ideal to find a rosy, fresh, and without imperfections complexion, and goddess hairs in only 3 weeks.

How to consume fresh Birch Sap?

To take advantage of its virtues, it is imperative to choose the purest sap possible. We have added to ours only 1% of organic lime juice as a unique preservative.

We invite you to make a cure in this seasonal transition at the rate of ½ glass of 12,5 cl per day, to be taken with an empty stomach in the morning over 3 weeks. You will need the equivalent of 3 to 4 bottles of our sap to make a complete cure.

Insofar as the sap contains sugars; these sugars may have a tendency to ferment in the bottle. This does not alter the taste or the benefits of the product. Be sure to open your bottles one after the other.

Keep in the refrigerator after opening. And to accentuate the depurative side and the internal sweeping, think of drinking 1.5 liters of water per day to help the kidney in its work of elimination. During this detox, take the opportunity to go to bed early and do not eat too much fat, salt or sugar.

Bottle of birch tree sap


It is not recommended to consume fresh organic Birch sap if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you suffer from renal insufficiency or if you have developed large kidney stones and if you are affected by autoimmune diseases in crisis phase. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor for advice if you have any doubt.

We are the official suppliers of fresh organic Birch Saeve!

The T[æ]m


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Wild plant gatherer, a passionate profession
Cueillir plantes

In the calm of the woods and the back of the countryside, they work in silence so as not to disturb the birds. Without them, there would be no active ingredients in the creams, no wonderful scents in the care products, no Birch sap in our products.

We don't often think about them, but they are the origin of everything. Almost at the origin of the world insofar as the first men on Earth quickly understood that gathering was their main means of survival.

Wild plant gatherers are sometimes regarded as saints, sometimes as madmen. Does one make a living picking Mallow or Arnica? Do these women and men refuse the modern world? Are they not part of the originals that help save the planet?

Saeve would be nothing without the passionate work of Luc Jalenques. Our plant picker, who harvests the Birch sap and the organic Chaga from our Immunox® patent. Without him, there will be no miracle on your skin.

He is based in Aurillac, in the Cantal, where it is cold as he likes to remind us, in the Auvergne region of our Pauline, founder of the brand. Driven by family habits and traditions, it was she who sought out Luc. Saeve could not exist without her willing and able hands to recognise and harvest the treasures of nature.

Today we tell you about the job of wild plant gatherer, thanks to which Saeve can offer all her wonderful treatments.

1 - Plant gatherer with committed values

Perhaps because they are called "landless peasants" and are dependent on the random generosity of the soil... Perhaps because picking is a humble and delicate act... Perhaps because, over the years of practice, they see ecosystems change, and not always for the better...

Plant pickers are above all nature lovers. Their work colleagues are the trees, the birds, the bees... So how can we not develop the desire to promote the preservation of nature and biodiversity?

Wild plants harvest, dandelion fields

Currently, the profession is taught in agricultural schools. One learns all about plants and their uses. For some, the love of picking is passed on from generation to generation. You can see a grandmother picking St John's wort and a great-uncle who swore by hawthorn flowers... In spring, dandelion jelly is made. In August, lavender and lemon verbena are dried for infusions. In winter, one crunches rosehips, the fruit of the rose hip.

For others, the revelation comes from the fact that progress and urban modernity lead to a vital need to return to the land. But for all of them, it is another value that is put in place: that of inviting others to feed on living things and to vegetalise their lifestyle.

With the countryside as their only office, our pickers are true observers. Harvests vary according to climatic and environmental conditions. They observe, scrutinise, breathe and condition their outings according to the seasons, moons and rains. They are the greatest witnesses of the changes of our Century. They are the best sentinels of the ecology.

2 - Gatherer with ancestral gestures perpetuated

The work of the professional is not a Sunday stroll. There are rules to respect in order to practice sustainable and responsible picking.

First of all, respect for the environment in which we pick. It is imperative not to damage anything, not to tear up anything and to respect the peace and quiet of the area. Moreover, for a wild plant picker, even weeds have their uses. Animals, insects and birds live together with the plants. This symbiosis is the source of magic.

And it is for these very hosts that they avoid taking everything. It is unthinkable not to leave their share to the bees and to collect everything. The picker says that the walkers pick far too much, while a third of the shoot should remain in place. In Europe, depending on the rarity of the plants, there are fortunately now quotas.

Becher quotas
You also need to know which varieties are edible, which parts of the plant contain the active ingredients and when they are most effective.

And then there is the gesture. Most harvests are done by hand with the palm, fingers or fingernails; sometimes you need a razor blade. The same safe and delicate gesture will be performed thousands of times with the sole aim of not damaging the plant. For the Sap, a little more equipment is needed: a chignole, a hose and an airtight bottle.

After harvesting, the leaves are sorted, removed and dried for several days. The sticky calendula flowers are laid flat on cotton cloth racks and the immortelle branches are dried upside down.

It is also necessary to know the edible varieties, the parts of the plant where the active principles are located and the period during which they are most effective.

And then there is the gesture. Most harvests are done by hand with the palm, fingers or fingernails; sometimes you need a razor blade. The same safe and delicate gesture will be performed thousands of times with the sole aim of not damaging the plant. For the Sap, a little more equipment is needed: a chignole, a hose and an airtight bottle.

After harvesting, the leaves are sorted, removed and dried for several days. The sticky calendula flowers lie flat on cotton racks and the immortelle branches dry upside down, spreading their spicy, liquor-like scent across the barn or roof of the house.

For some plants, there may be some processing: distillation, solarization, maturation or modification into tasting products.

3 - Gatherer to the gift of self and love

Choosing to live off wild plants means collecting or picking on sites far from any toxicity and human presence, far from polluted roads and intensive cultivation. This obviously means getting off the beaten track and going on long journeys and hikes. At first empty, the canvas bag becomes heavier and heavier carried on the shoulder.

Being a wild plant gatherer means getting up early to hit the trails, doing some driving, sometimes not sleeping at home or even sleeping on the road because you have to harvest in the morning before dawn. Even if it is in the open air, the body wears out in another way: backs bent in the wind, knees eroded, hands damaged by repetitive gestures or burnt by the active ingredients. Let's not forget the cold, the rain, the walking, the altitude. Let us also think of those periods when the plant is at its strongest and does not wait. Neither weekends nor holidays.

If the job of a picker were to be told to us, it would probably be with all its magical aspects: the calm, the open air, the steely mind, the inexhaustible herbal knowledge. But above all, it would be through the love of life and all the self-sacrifice he can show to make us benefit from it.

Isn't it said that in the field of the Universe, you gather what you sow?

The T[æ]m


The right natural skincare routine for teenagers

Tips for teenagers' skincare

Why is being a teenager so hard? Why does their pretty baby skin start to turn red and get covered in acne and blemishes? Why is it that when they tend to become more confident, the appearance of their face makes it even more complicated?

Adolescence is the age when everything starts to become possible. Teenagers become emancipated and free to live their first dreams. It is the age when they start to experience life in all its exciting but also confronting aspects. And for good reason, teenage acne is a blow to their burgeoning self-esteem.

Is acne a fatality? No. Acne affects 60% of the adolescent population. There are also various degrees of its expression with several types of pimples: white or blackheads, pustules, papules, etc.

15% of young people are affected by a severe form that really impacts their daily life; school discomfort, withdrawal, social shame and feelings of dirtiness...

Today, research and progress have made it possible to understand and find solutions to help this problem. Above all, we must never lose hope. In most cases, improvement occurs around the age of 18.

In the meantime, we explain what you can do to help your teenagers to make the transition to adulthood without worrying about their faces.


Teenagers and acne, what actually happens?

Aaaahhh, puberty...... That great moment in life when the transition from child to adult triggers an untimely hormonal discharge.

Basically, boys will produce androgenic hormones such as testosterone. Girls also produce them in small amounts to ensure muscle development and strengthening of the osteoarticular system. They also host their own estrogen production. The latter will trigger menarche, which marks the end of puberty for the girl with the first menstruation. These hormones therefore develop the sexual character and reproductive organs for each individual. In addition to this, weight and height also change during this period.

But there is also a development of hair and sweat glands.

These are the twin concepts of our own: the skin. The spontaneous hormonal overload of androgens leads to an overproduction of sebum. Its nature thickens and the pores fill up. It is this phenomenon that will lead to acne, blemishes and eventually scars.

There is also another factor that impacts the condition of the skin: Propionibacterium acnes. But what is this thing?

It's a small bacterium found in the skin microbiota. Like many bacteria, it does not wish us any harm as long as there are no conditions that favour its opportunistic proliferation.

However, it feeds on sebum and becomes inflammatory in an anaerobic environment. In fact, it reacts immediately when trapped in a blocked pilosebaceous canal. This microbiotic imbalance is characterised by the expression of red and painful pimples.

Add to this various anxiety issues, wearing a sanitary mask, consuming industrialised and overly sweet products, junk food, sometimes alcohol and tobacco and the picture continues to blur...

What should be done about teenage acne?

Should we consider that affected teenagers are obliged to suffer without being able to act? The answer is obviously no. Let's not forget that anything is possible! There is always a way to temper the expression of acne, or even to get rid of it!

That said, you will need to be rigorous and patient. Don't give up too quickly.

In the next paragraph, we will give you tips on how to intervene locally on the face. Let's start with a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Stop endocrine disruptors

Did you know that endocrinologists and dermatologists are observing that the age of puberty is starting earlier and earlier. Some young girls start menstruating before the age of 10. It would seem that this is not without the influence of endocrine disruptors. They have the unfortunate tendency to stimulate hormone receptors and create unbalanced physiological reactions.

So it's time to make our teenagers aware of their food choices. More fruit and vegetables, of course, but from organic or small-scale farming with virtually no pesticide impact.

  1. Let your food be your medicine

Healthy eating for teenagers

Of course, there are also endocrine disruptors in plastic food packaging, but the main problem lies elsewhere.

  • Stop sugar1

Especially in a crisis phase when the production of insulin in relation to the sugar consumed acts on the production of androgens. It is time to warn against consuming too many sodas, cakes, biscuits and bowls of cereals.

We invite you to bake at home by limiting the sugar in recipes to the required half and using panelle or coconut sugar. And for cereals, use homemade granola.

  • Limit dairy products2

They are rich in animal growth hormones and lactose. They also contain omega 6. When overloaded in the diet, they also increase insulin and testosterone. And it is often milk that accompanies the big bowl of overly sweet cereals.

We opt for vegetable drinks such as oat or coconut milk. Beware of creams, creme fraiche and other white cheeses.

On the other hand, real yoghurts contain probiotics which may be of interest.

  • Long live omega 3

It is clear that teenagers often have a total aversion to fish. However, it is very interesting to eat it up to 3 times a week. You can also offer them cooler recipes with Energy Balls made from walnuts and Chia seeds. Think about supplementation if necessary.

  • Spice it up

Turmeric3, ginger, paprika, cinnamon.... All these spices help to reduce inflammatory reactions and enhance the skin. We therefore invite the cuisines of the world to enliven our teenagers' plates. They often love Indian or Oriental food. Long live Chai Tea or Golden Oat Milk.

  1. Get rid of stress

Adolescence also means exams and continuous hard work at school, regular feelings of injustice and anger, and the first love affair.... Depending on the ups and downs of the family, a teenager may tend to keep his or her emotional feelings to him or herself.

Stress has a direct effect on blood cortisol levels. In too large quantities, cortisol can lead to inflammation. Cortisol is also very much related to blood sugar levels.

In the case of persistent or chronic acne, it is urgent to look at the sources of anxiety and fears of the young person concerned.

Think about all the solutions that can lower stress levels: sports and recreational activities, musical or artistic passions, respected rest time and strolls that stimulate creativity...

If necessary, it is sometimes interesting to consult psychological professionals.

Pur Paradisi, the ultimate teen skin routine

Anti acne routine for teenagers

What about the face? What to do?

The cleansing step is essential. In the morning, it helps rid the skin of excess night-time sebum production. In the evening, it frees you from pollution, perspiration, dead skin and make-up if any.

The Pur Paradisi range contains pink grapefruit extracts titrated in deep purifying fruit acids. We therefore propose the Purifying Cleansing Gel. It also contains Pimprenelle officinale with astringent properties and disinfectant Zinc salts.

Saeve's lethal weapon can be found among our serums. Here it is the Anti-Imperfection Purifying Botanical Serum. Just 4 drops in the morning and evening will soothe the war on your face. In a few days, the reddened appearance fades, bacterial proliferation is calmed and pores are unclogged and tightened. It has a sebum-regulating action that limits visible shine. Peace and light finally settle on your skin. It can also be used on the shoulders and back, as well as locally on pimples directly.

Finally, it would be unthinkable to leave the skin without moisture. Dehydrated skin activates its sebum production to protect itself.

For the day, we suggest Purifying Botanical Fluid with a texture as light as a feather, for an immediate matifying effect. And for the evening, moisturize yourself more comfortably with Hydra Malva QuenchingSoothing Emulsion with softening mallow extracts. Baby-skin feel guaranteed.

Moisturising cream for teenage skin
In just one month of using this ritual, a radical change is visible. We don't ask you to believe us, we ask you to read all the testimonials of our young consumers who have already freed themselves from acne.

If they have succeeded, you can do it too.

The T[ea]m

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2Aghasi M, Golzarand M, Shab-Bidar S, Aminianfar A, Omidian M, Taheri F. Dairy intake and acne development: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Clin Nutr. 2019 Jun;38(3):1067-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.04.015. Epub 2018 May 8. PMID: 29778512.

3 Jain A, Basal E. Inhibition of Propionibacterium acnes-induced mediators of inflammation by Indian herbs. Phytomedicine. 2003 Jan;10(1):34-8. doi: 10.1078/094471103321648638. PMID: 12622461.

Acne scars: how to get beautiful skin again?

Acne scars

Acne scars are a bit of a double whammy. Firstly, you suffer from having imperfections on your face. This leads to insecurities and a drop in self-esteem. Then, you find yourself marked by microtraumas that are just as painful as the imperfections. There are even situations where the scar takes longer to heal than the pimple.

Hollows, scabs, spots, acne leaves its mark and we're not telling you anything new when we say that pimples don't help. We'll explain why next.

But to the question "Can acne scars disappear?" we can answer that, fortunately, in the majority of cases they do. A consistent routine with the right products at the right time can help them disappear. They will then be a bad memory in your head, but not on your face.

Acne forms, types of scars and, most importantly, solutions, we help you understand what's going on and what you need to do to move forward. You can achieve your dream: perfect, harmonious and regenerated skin without scars. Let's do this!

A reminder of the types of acne pimples

There are several types of pimples. Depending on their nature, they cause different marks that are more or less visible and more or less deep.

• Microcysts and closed comedones

More commonly known as "whiteheads", these are the most common blemishes. They are caused by an accumulation of sebum in the seborrheic duct.

For various reasons, the stagnant sebum cannot be evacuated from the surface of the skin. This obstruction creates tiny bumps. They may never react and disappear on their own, but they can also become slightly inflamed and develop into whiteheads. These pimples can break through naturally without necessarily leaving any visible damage, such as acne scars.

However, if they are stimulated by touching them, they can grow into larger and more noticeable pimples: pustules (defined below). This is a pity, because they are not usually red and remain very discreet at first.

• Blackheads or open comedones

Unlike the previous one, there is no obstruction on the surface of the skin. The accumulation of sebum in the canal can be evacuated towards the outside. The sebum oxidises on contact with the air: this is what gives the blackened appearance. They can degenerate into papules or pustules (definitions below).

As the seborrheic duct is open, it comes into contact with outside bacteria. Since hands are often carriers of various germs, piercing is a very bad idea on blackheads.

• Papules

These are inflamed blemishes. They are bulging, red and painful. Even with make-up, they are visible because they are more prominent than the previous ones. They are therefore larger than microcysts and blackheads.

Papules sometimes develop without any original pimples. They indicate the presence of an opportune bacteria that feeds on the accumulation of sebum.

We often tend to "play" with them by trying to pierce them. At first, nothing comes out of the pimple but clear liquid. Unfortunately, the more the pimple is stimulated, the more it becomes infected and grows on the surface with the risk of migrating towards the pustule and favouring the appearance of acne scars.

• Pustules

A pustule is the result of a severely inflamed papule. This causes the pustule to appear with a clear or yellow fluid at the head. They give the skin a granular appearance.

The skin is then completely bruised. These are the most visible cases both in the crisis phase and in the healing process.

If the skin is not able to expel the liquid and sebum, the infection can migrate to the inner layers. The bumps are then even more pronounced. They may become a nodule up to 5mm in size. Severe forms of acne begin to occur at this stage, which can lead to acne scars. It is obviously imperative to seek medical advice.

Types of scars caused by acne

After this overview, it is clear how much the skin is affected by acne. The cells of the epidermis are under constant strain, sometimes with little time to heal. This creates a concentration of micro-lesions and scarring reactions.

Let's review the different types of scars caused by acne.

• Pigment scars

Pigmented scars are often evidence of inflammation and potentially a slight scab during the healing process. During this phase, the pigmentation of the skin may malfunction. We speak of red, possibly white or even brownish marks. The brown colour of these scars is even more important if you have naturally tanned or black skin.

So yes, if you tend to mess with your pimples, it's possible that you've made the problem worse. But we're not going to beat ourselves up about it. We're just going to draw the right conclusions, namely not to pop pimples when they're in the flare-up phase to avoid acne scars.

• Atrophic scars

These acne scars come from larger and deeper blemishes as previously explained. The skin has "broken out" in various places, the top layer of the epidermis may even have gone if you have used overly aggressive products. On reflection, you may even have bled...

On the face, you can see a grid pattern or small holes, often on the hollow areas such as the cheeks or the temples.

The skin has not been able to recover, which can contribute to the presence of acne scars, and there is even talk of a loss of cellular information. Don't forget that our Immunox® patent has demonstrated real effectiveness on mitochondrial DNA. Birch sap has a regenerating action on collagen synthesis.

• Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophy is the expression of an increased tissue production. In the case of acne scarring, the tissue may produce too much collagen. This leads to acne scars with a bulging relief and a slightly fibrous appearance.

In this case, and depending on the personal discomfort, surgical interventions can be proposed by health professionals.

Saeve and acne scars

There are two phases of treatment for acne-related problems. Often we will focus on the first phase: the acne breakout. It is often the aesthetic aspect and the loss of self-confidence that prompt us to react.

But what about the healing phase? And what about the regeneration of the skin? Even if the redness and acne reactions are calmed, the skin needs help to get better.

What are the basic tips?

• Beware of the sun

Skin that has been damaged by blemishes such as acne is more fragile, it is thinned on the surface. UV rays harm the production of collagen. It also induces a modification of the cellular DNA. So let's not make it more difficult for the skin to rebuild itself.

In addition, a small scab will tend to turn brown in the sun. This can lead to pigment spots.

• Adapt your skin care

Stop using purifying products. If you're a regular user of harsh skin care products like retinoids and benzoate peroxide, stop the carnage immediately! You're only adding to the problem, literally and figuratively.

Overly drying products cause dehydration. This is counterproductive as the skin will secrete sebum to protect itself. You risk creating new acne pimples.

We have developed two distinct ranges to accompany the two phases mentioned above.

The Pur Paradisi range has been designed to treat acne on the face, neck, chest and even the shoulders. In our products, we bring nature into play. We propose to purify your skin and to act in depth on the causes of acne thanks to pink grapefruit extracts titrated in AHA. Non-oily, non-comedogenic (for the Serum and the Fluid), with a gentle peeling action, Pur Paradisi regulates sebum and clears the seborrheic channels. Inflammation is immediately calmed and the face is reborn.

Anti-imperfection care, prevention of acne scars

Then for acne scars, there is the Perfect Pisum range. The highly concentrated pea extracts are perfect for reharmonising the complexion, correcting pigment spots and allowing the skin to regenerate itself. Cell renewal is boosted, thanks to the presence of our beloved Birch sap and organic Chaga. Goodbye marks, spots and acne scars!

An essential from the range? The Radiance Activating F90 Essence. With its bath of good bacteria (probiotics), it restores balance to the skin and its microbiota. We observe a 100%* reduction in acne marks. Yes, you read correctly, 100%! The correction of all imperfections is 96%*, and the spots lighten up from the first weeks**. You'll see your skin like you've never seen it before!

* 56-day satisfaction test, 23 women.
** Spectrophotometry test for 4 to 8 weeks, 23 women.

Radiance Activating F90 Essence
Because everything is possible in life.

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Face Mapping, a reliable method to understand your imperfections?

Face mapping

"Face what? Mapping? But I have a face map?" Like many people affected by acne in adulthood, it seems you've tried everything. Scrubs, aggressive molecules, triple cleansing, stopping eating cheese, visiting the dermatologist, taking specific medications, everything has been tried.

And yet, the imperfections are still there. And if it calms down a little, it comes back quickly and often in the same place. Then one day, you find information on Face Mapping. This method invites you to decipher the origin of your imperfections according to the location of your spots. For example, if it's on your cheek, it could be coming from your lungs.

Face Mapping draws its truth from the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The pimple would then be the reflex expression of an internal organ imbalance. Face Mapping is therefore in line with Chinese reflexology techniques. These methods have been practised for thousands of years and are still proving their worth today, even in the case of serious pathologies.

Face Mapping is in fashion. It is seen by some as a miracle solution. But trendy does not necessarily mean effective. Is it an exact science? Is it really reliable? And what should I do once I've got my information? So we decided to write a full post on the subject.

1 - Yes, acne informs us that there is a dysfunction

Any medicine, whether conventional or traditional, will see acne and blemishes as an expression of imbalance. The treatment methods will not necessarily be the same, but in any case, pimples indicate a dysfunction.

Please note that we are talking about chronic acne, of more or less constant severity and visibility. The small ephemeral accident resulting from the day after a party can happen to anyone. There is no need to panic more than necessary.

If we take the side of integrative medicine such as TCM, the fundamental principle is to look for the cause of the problem. This is where Face Mapping comes from.

If we recap, here is how to interpret the origin of pimples according to the zones:

  • The forehead would correspond to the digestive system,
  • The temples and the eye contour would tell us about the kidneys,
  • The glabella would suggest the liver,
  • The cheeks are related to the lungs,
  • The mandibles and chin would indicate the pelvic floor, the reproductive organs and the hormonal system.

Face mapping drawing

As it stands, the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine have existed since 3500 BC. The results have therefore been observable for thousands of years. But as a reminder, a traditional Chinese medicine course will require 5 years of study. And if we look at the manual technique of reflexology itself, it takes about 2 years to master all the basics.

So, considering these elements, is Face Mapping enough to solve your skin problems?

2 - No, Face Mapping is not enough

The sole and unique interest of Face Mapping is to raise an avenue of investigation as to the cause of your imperfections. It is however an isolated sign. And all holistic medicines will agree that a sign is not a conclusion.

When a practitioner of traditional medicine receives you in a first consultation, he will ask you multiple questions for more than an hour. The aim of this investigation is to find the root cause of the problem. To do this, he will question his consultant by looking at the functioning of all the organs. This allows to link data in order to find a first cause.

Then, the practitioner takes an interest in the person's lifestyle: diet, sleep, physical activity, stress, the psycho-emotional sphere. This is how the potential triggers of the problem are determined.

If we go back to Face Mapping and the person has pimples on the forehead, this seems to indicate that there are imbalances in the intestines. But why? Does the person have an upset bowel? Does the person have food intolerances? Does the person have irritated intestines? In the latter case, is it a food problem? What role does stress play? Where does it come from? Does this stress lead to over or under eating? Etc...

If we stop at the simple sign indicated by the Face Mapping, the person may draw too hasty conclusions about his situation. Beware of green self-medication and errors in treatment.

Sometimes the causal link between the external sign and the basic problem is far from what one might think.

3 - In and Out, a truly effective holistic approach

On the other hand, Face Mapping can give you an initial clue as to what to do next. If your imperfections keep coming back to the same areas, it's time to get in touch with a practitioner. If you haven't seen a dermatologist, start there.

Then, there's nothing to stop you from making an appointment with a traditional Chinese doctor, an Ayurvedic practitioner or a naturopath. Don't start taking herbal remedies or food supplements without knowing what they're all about.

For example, many adult women still suffer from hormonal acne. However, herbs that act on the hormonal system can disrupt it if taken in excessive quantities. Moreover, the field of intervention may be elsewhere. Never go it alone to solve the problem.

The winning combo is to find the source and act internally and externally. From there, you can intervene precisely by modifying your lifestyle and act locally with the help of specific adapted and non-aggressive products for an optimum result.

4 - Pur Paradisi in all circumstances

Anti imperfections products

For our part, our Pur Paradisi range is suitable for all the causes that create acne and blemishes. We act on the consequence and whatever the potential conclusions of Face Mapping, the result is always the same: micro-cysts, papules and pustules.

Pur Paradisi is our purifying Anti-Imperfections range. It has been designed to :

      • Regulate the production of sebum,
      • Purify the epidermis,
      • Tighten the pores,
      • Matify the skin,
      • Harmonise the complexion

In this range, we have added extracts titrated in AHA of Pink Grapefruit with our Immunox® patent. This allows us to intervene on the skin without damaging it or making it even more fragile. The presence of fermented Bacillus allows the skin microbiota to be reseeded and acts as a gentle peel. Zinc salt purifies the skin to stop bacterial proliferation.

We have received many touching testimonials from people who have regained their self-confidence because they no longer have to suffer the marks and discomfort of skin reddened by blemishes.

This range has everything to cleanse, purify, treat, moisturise and mask the skin.

At Saeve, we do more than just Face Mapping, we do Face Engineering

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Saeve's Homemade Detox Herbal Tea to fill up on antioxidants
Saeve's Homemade Detox Herbal Tea to fill up on antioxidants

What if, this year, we decided to practice a gentle detox thanks to a magical herbal tea associated with our antioxidant Officinal Detox range?

Eliminate toxins at the end of winter thanks to a routine with beautiful botanical virtues for a magnified skin.

Do you know the "Garden Next Door" credo of Saeve? This beautiful idea asserts that the French countryside is full of magnificent natural treasures to help us. It's like opening the door of a house to forests of birch or maritime pine, gardens of peas or pink grapefruit, beds of mallows and fields of dandelions.

Saeve is driven by this principle. Why look elsewhere when we have so many botanical wonders at our fingertips? Our Immunox® patent is the proof. It is the result of a natural synergy of fresh organic Birch sap and organic Chaga, our "mushroom of immortality." These two active ingredients come from our beautiful French nature. Beyond its patent, Saeve is inspired by the super plants that we can find everywhere in France to formulate its care.

Heather birch, Saeve

The idea of a "Garden Next Door" Detox Tea

We have decided to offer you a simple and effective detox solution: a recipe for a "Garden Next Door" detox tea. It was imagined by a naturopath, passionate about plants and their botanical virtues.

We asked her to respect Saeve's specifications: to activate the elimination of toxins from the body and the skin with active antioxidant principles from French plants. And the bet is won. Discover below its extraordinary recipe.

The recipe of the detox "Garden Next Door" tea by Saeve

It is advisable to go to an herbalist's shop to have it prepared according to the quantities indicated. However, you can also order the plants online and make it yourself. It should then be kept in a kraft paper bag, protected from light and humidity.


For 100g of mixture, that is to say 40 cups of 25 cl approximately, it will be necessary:


• 30g of Birch leaves - Betula SPP

• 30g of Heather - Calluna Vulgaris

• 20g of wild pansy - Viola tricolor

• 10g of Rosehip berries or Cynorrodhon - Rosa Canin

• 10g of dried blueberry fruit - Vaccinium Myrtillus

Warning, this tea is not suitable for people who are sensitive or allergic to salicylates.


How to prepare this herbal Detox " Garden Next Door " tea?

It is advised to make a cure of one tablespoon of herbal tea for 50 cl of water over 20 days. You can consume 2 cups of 25 cl or drink your fresh tea throughout the day, before 5pm. To preserve the virtues of the plants, heat the water in a pan and remove it from the fire at the first simmering. Remove from the heat, pour the plants into the hot water and cover. Leave to infuse for about 10 minutes, before filtering and tasting. And above all, throw away the used plants.

« Garden Next Door » Herbal tea

The interest of this Herbal Detox "Garden Next Door” Tea

This herbal tea has a delicious taste of red berries and summer countryside.

All the plants used contain antioxidants: flavonoids contained in birch leaves, wild pansy or blueberry and carotenoids from the rosehip. Did you know that antioxidants are a formidable weapon to help the liver in its natural elimination principle ?

And to perfect this action, the birch, the heather and the wild pansy will act directly on this phenomenon of internal elimination of toxins. Birch and Heather both have a natural diuretic action. In Naturopathy, it is considered that the kidney is of major use to help the liver to do its detoxification work. Heather also has a so-called diaphoretic virtue. It gently activates sweating, which induces an additional natural elimination through the skin.

The wild pansy is known in herbal medicine to help oily skin, but also eczema and itching problems. This tea has been designed to activate the elimination of toxins throughout the body, supporting the functions of the liver, skin and kidneys, with a maximum of antioxidants from the "Garden Next Door".

Tisane Detox « Garden Next Door »

Detox Officinale range

Detox Herbal Tea and Officinal Detox Range, same fight for the skin

At Saeve, we offer you our Officinal Detox range with titrated Dandelion extract. It couldn't be more "Garden Next Door", could it?

Combined with our Immunox® patent formulated with fresh organic Birch sap and organic Chaga, Dandelion fights oxidative stress resulting from urban pollution and all the external agents that cause free radicals. Thanks to Détox Officinale, Saeve, helps the skin to regenerate with a vegetable protein extract, then protects it from external aggressions thanks to Apple Phloretin.

Our Detox Officinale facial care line offers an antioxidant routine for revitalized skin and a sober complexion. Our range is composed of:

  • Detox Micellar Water: in addition to perfectly removing makeup from the face and eyes, it refines the skin texture and effectively eliminates impurities and the veil of pollution that accumulate during the day on our skin.
  • Botanical Serum Detox Shield Antioxidant: this is the care product in the range with the highest concentration of active ingredients to revitalize the skin, smooth it and give it a fresher, more radiant complexion. Goodbye to gray complexion! Bye-bye tiredness!
  • Multi-Defense Detox Cream SPF 30: protects the skin from free radicals and UV rays that accelerate skin aging.
  • Regenerating Detox Night Cream: at night, skin cells naturally renew themselves. This night cream takes advantage of this to repair the damage caused during the day by free radicals and other external aggressions.
  • Intense Detox Mask: to complete the anti-pollution routine, this mask frees the skin from pollutants, refines its texture and eliminates signs of tiredness. The skin is softer, more supple and more radiant.


With all this, you can only glow from the inside out, like a beautiful Plant.

Happy Detoxing.

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5 winter foods for a beautiful skin
5 winter foods for a beautiful skin

Winter is often the season of rich and hearty dishes. We need warmth and comfort, and our cravings inevitably turn to good gratins and dishes with sauce.

There are also many traditional holidays that lead us to indulgence. The wonderful cookies of Christmas, the joyful “Galette des Rois”, the good pancakes and “crêpes” of Chandeleur and Easter and its little chocolates.

Women are never more beautiful than when they take care of themselves. However, we regularly alert on the fact that too much sugar can alter the skin's collagen and its natural renewal process.

Excesses of sugar are not just the preserve of snacks and desserts. Complex carbohydrates are also found in pasta, bread and pizza. Isn't lasagna Bolognese one of the most popular winter dishes?

Like everything else, we need to be balanced. Eating too many carbohydrates can have an impact on the skin, especially on the appearance of blackheads. Some people may also have difficulties tolerating lactose and milk protein from dairy products. Just like excesses of starchy foods, cheese and dairy desserts can lead to pimples and blemishes, even to the point of severe skin redness. 

And while balance is important, so is variety. All food families, including fiber, need to have a place in your diet for a beautiful skin.

So, before you tell us that the fresh winter supermarket shelves are lacking in suggestions, we'd like to give you 5 ideas for wellness foods that are good for your morale, your body, your skin and nice in your plate.

1 – Mushrooms

Frankly, we couldn't pass by. Our Immunox® complex contains organic Chaga extracts. This mushroom is the protector of the Birch tree, from which we get the sap. It grows on the wounds of the tree to help it like a natural bandage, which stimulates its immunity. It is also a storehouse of good nutrients.

All mushrooms contain beta-glucans. These molecules are soluble fibers. They nourish the intestinal barrier, support the microbiota and regulate transit. This acts directly on the condition of our skin, stimulating the natural elimination of our body.

They are extremely rich in minerals and trace elements, especially zinc, which protects the skin. As for the Chaga, winter mushrooms contain natural antioxidants, whose virtues are known against cellular oxidation, which induces spots and gray complexion.

Finally, they contain the whole family of B vitamins, including the famous biotin or vitamin B8, which plays an essential role in the beauty of the skin, but also nails and hair.

At this time of the year, oyster mushrooms and button mushrooms are available, especially the Portobello variety, whose size makes it possible to garnish good vegetable burgers. They can be stuffed with garlic parsley, which is excellent for protecting the cardiovascular system. Raw, mushrooms are perfect for winter salads with citrus fruits and a nice sauce made of cider vinegar and hazelnut oil. 

2 – Beetroot

Beet is often shunned because of its strong taste. It is a root vegetable, which has a particular taste. It is most commonly eaten cooked, for practical reasons, because they take a long time to cook.

You can choose to consume beet as fresh juice with an extractor. But the easiest way is to cook them in the oven. In this case, peel your beet, cut it into 1 cm cubes. Cook it for 20 to 30 minutes at 240° in a baking dish, coated with olive oil.

The beet contains betaine, known as cryoprotector. It protects the plant against the effects of cold. Perfect for our skin, which needs help in winter to fight against the cold. Betaine also acts on liver’s elimination functions and in particular on toxic products such as alcohol.

On our skin, it acts directly against oxidation on the one hand, but also participates in limiting the grayish or yellow complexion. It also contains polyphenols. In addition to supporting the proper functioning of your cardiovascular systems, it also brings pink to your cheeks.

Beet is one of the richest vegetables in glutamine. This amino acid is the most present in our human body, largely present in the muscles. However, glutamine also acts on skin aging by directly affecting the quality of the tissue.

3 - Lamb's lettuce

The star of winter salads, it is appreciated for its sweetness. It arrives on our shelves in January for the delight of our little bellies.

It is cultivated in the Nantes region for its controlled appellation.

Lamb's lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin C, if it is fresh and eaten quickly, obviously raw. Vitamin C is a major antioxidant of the skin, which helps fight against free radicals. It is a real anti-aging shield. Moreover, vitamin C acts directly on the production of collagen. Imagine a fresh salad with grated carrots, grapefruit, lamb's lettuce and a bit of fresh lemon juice. Distressed skins will thank you.

Lamb's lettuce also contains chlorophyll, the green blood. Indeed, this natural pigment has a cellular structure capable of transporting oxygen. This will play a role in energy production and cellular integrity. For the skin, this is of major interest to bring back luminosity and a beautiful color. In addition, fresh and oxygenated blood promotes healing and cell regeneration. Perfect for skin damaged by acne.


4 – Pomegranate

Pomegranate, winter food for skin 

Apples, pears, citrus fruits... We sometimes feel a bit limited in our winter fruits. What if we ate the fruit that symbolizes abundance and fertility: the pomegranate.

It is the fruit that will help fight against cellular aging, and therefore the appearance of spots, wrinkles and dark circles. It contains many antioxidants: anthocyanins, tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids. It is so rich in these molecules that it is included in the field of scientific studies showing an impact on the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system and certain cancers.

Equipped with so many protective agents, our skin can only appreciate this ancestral fruit.

In oriental dishes, it completes the roasted vegetables in the oven with yoghurt sauce. For dessert, its tangy taste makes it irresistible in your homemade granola or in a fresh fruit salad.

If you're lucky enough to have a juicer, take some cures of this healthy beverage.

Don't know how to remove the seeds? Cut off the top of the pomegranate as you would do for a stuffed tomato. Remove the white flesh in the center. The fruit is arranged in wedges like a grapefruit. With the tip of a knife, cut into the skin to separate the quarters. Gently pull on each one to detach it. Remove the white film from the seeds and enjoy.

5 - Nuts and nut oil 

Nuts, winter food for skin

Omega 3s play an important role in the structural integrity of our tissues. They will act as protectors of the skin, particularly at the level of sebum and hydrolipidic protection, and will help to maintain flexibility. They will play an important role on the cutaneous dryness and the rednesses.

Omega 3s are not heat resistant, so keep nuts and oils in the refrigerator. Add a dash of walnut oil to your vinaigrettes and homemade soups. Sprinkle your vanilla creams and your mueslis....

Where can I find antioxidants that are good for my skin in winter?
Where can I find antioxidants that are good for my skin in winter?

Vitamins, trace elements, minerals, amino acids...

We are lost in the jungle of micronutrition and its small molecules so beneficial ... Among these, some are antioxidants, they will act on the harm of free radicals and the effects of aging cells.

Excellent for the vitality and youthfulness of the skin, we have put a lot of them in our skin care products and especially in our Immunox® patent!

So, what kind of foods have the ability to make us look younger in the winter?

What is the purpose of antioxidant foods?

The body has a natural biological ability to detoxify itself. This is part of its main functions.

The liver is the organ of cleansing. It cleans toxins and toxics from the body. It proceeds in two phases:

  • First, it captures the toxins, then it transforms them into free radicals by enzymatic process and does it in particular thanks to the Holy Vitamin C!
  • Secondly, the free radicals are inactivated thanks to many essential nutrients and antioxidants.

So, you understand their importance on the body and necessarily on the skin. What we have just described is called detoxification. It will be coupled with elimination by organs such as the kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin.

Vitamine C, Pur Paradisi, Saeve

Vitamin C and its antioxidant super power

We tell you. We repeat it to you. You are constantly told this. Eat raw vegetables and fruits every day if your intestines and stomach can handle them.

As explained above, Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the whole process of eliminating toxins and toxic substances. It is also known for the regeneration and healing of the skin, since it participates in the synthesis of collagen!

In winter, it is obviously found in all the good citrus fruits that are available until March and that will allow you to fill up on antioxidants. Lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, clementine... We, at Saeve, have a big weakness for the energizing blood oranges found in our botanical body care Tonus Citrus, the pink grapefruits present in the care of our purifying range Pur Paradisi.

Antioxidants are also found in cabbage: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts. However, since vitamin C cannot be heated, eat them raw or steamed. This way, you will keep all the benefits.

You should know that we have included soft Vitamin C that can be assimilated by the skin in our Perfect Pisum anti-spot botanical range.


What about other antioxidants?

Don't panic, it's very simple. You just have to choose the color in the plate. Natural color, though, right? Tomato sauce in a tube doesn't count. Instead, choose the color of beautiful vegetables and fruit.

Antioxydants vegetables Saeve

Beta-carotene is a precursor of Vitamin A, called retinol in its active form. This molecule is an essential antioxidant that should be included in your diet. It is present in yellow-orange and dark green vegetables. This is the waltz of carrots, squash and spinach, which begins for you.

And then there is the large family of polyphenols. Known as flavonoids, isoflavones, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, resveratrol or curcurmin, these competent micronutrients are all derived from plants, from turnips to pink radishes, cocoa or spices. In winter, they can be found in beets that you can cook yourself. A real delight!

In addition to their sulphurized compounds which are also involved in the liver support process, leeks, onions, garlic or black radishes are rich in flavonoids.

Legumes anti-oxydants Saeve

Mushroom - antioxydants

What about our little mushrooms?

You know we love organic Chaga, that magical medicinal mushroom whose extracts can be found in our cosmetics, especially when combined with fresh organic Birch sap.

Well, all mushrooms also contain antioxidant polyphenols. Recently, researchers have discovered ergothioneine(1), another powerful antioxidant. So even if the morel season doesn't start until March, you can start eating dehydrated mushrooms and winter oyster mushrooms in the meantime.


Natural skincare products, Saeve

Aware of the importance of antioxidants in preserving the skin's youthfulness by fighting against blemishes, natural oxidative stress, pollution, the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity, we have decided to include them in all our cosmetic care formulas. Because yes, supplementing a diet rich in antioxidants with cosmetic products that contain them intensifies the benefits of the active ingredients, for more visible results!

In our real botanical nuggets, our Immunox Patent combines the action of organic Chaga and organic Birch sap. It acts on the skin's three stages: it repairs mitochondrial DNA by more than 48% (its past), it blocks 90% of free radicals to protect the skin (its present) and, finally, it stimulates the skin's immune defenses (its future). Each range completes our patent with one or more active ingredients to adapt to a specific skin benefit. Our Pur Paradisi purifying and anti-imperfection range is formulated with Grapefruit and Mandarin nobiletin. For our Detox Officinale range, we have used Dandelion phytosterols and Apple phloretin, the magic recipe for an anti-pollution routine. The Perfect Pisum radiance and anti-spot range is rich in gentle Vitamin C, but also in Oxyresveratrol and lutein, two active ingredients extracted from Peas. Our anti-aging skin care routine is formulated around a Maritime Pine extract titrated in polyphenols, which are associated with other flavonoids to fight against sebum oxidation. Finally, the flagship ingredient of our Hydra Malva range is Mallow, because it is full of flavonoids with multiple benefits.

Your body's good health depends on your diet and what you give your body. The same goes for your skin.

Produits Saeve

You can be sure that Saeve will take care of your skin's nutrition.

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(1) Michael D.Kalarasa, John P.Richie, Ana Calcagnotto, Robert B.Beelmana - Mushrooms: A rich source of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione – Apr 2017.

Dry skin in winter, what can you do about it?
Dry skin in winter

Ouch! For how long has taking a shower become painful?

The syndrome of itchy and tight skin in the middle of winter is making a comeback with tingling under your clothes and on your face. You have stinging upper lips and pink cheeks from the heat of the house. We're not going to lie, it hurts.

Dry skin is coming back with more or less unfortunate impacts. 

Do you think this is irredeemable and that that feeling of tingles and pulls will last all winter?

Put this belief out of your mind and read this dedicated article. Learn how to distinguish dry skin from dehydrated skin, understand the causes of this dryness and your action levers to remedy it. And above all, find sustainable and effective solutions with Saeve skin care products to accompany you during this period.

If the present is dry, the future is rich and humid.

How do I know if I have a dry skin?

When we talk about dry skin, we must be careful to distinguish between two types of situations: the usual aspect with chronic and installed dry skin and the current moment with dehydrated skin due to a particular context.

Skin with a tendency to become dehydrated will react to cold, heat, diet or particular friction. On the other hand, dry skin is permanently dry. Those affected have been uncomfortable for years.

Dermatological and cosmetic support will therefore be temporary for the former (dehydrated skin), but regular for the latter (dry skin).

In the case of dehydration, the skin feels tight and slightly tingly. It sometimes reddens. A few fine lines may appear in specific areas, such as the corners of the eyes and the tops of the lips. It may tend to bump due to a lack of suppleness. This skin is sorely lacking in hydration, therefore water. This skin needs to drink.

For the dry skin category, the skin is striated and rough. It is often reactive to anything that can stimulate its lack of sebum, and therefore of "oil". It can flake, peel and create red and hot areas like scabs. It is therefore much more sensitive to external seasonal conditions than skin lacking in moisture. This skin needs to be nourished.

Hydrating skincare range for dry skin

What causes dry skin?

  • Focus on temperature variations
    This is precisely what interests us in this post. Our skin is not subject to the summer sun, but to temperature fluctuations during the winter. During the cold seasons, the body fights against the cold and therefore concentrates its heat on the vital organs. The skin is therefore left behind and the production of sebum is strongly affected. In addition, it is easy to switch from the cold, dry air outside to the warm, dry atmosphere of the house. This is a permanent over-adaptation for the skin. Outside, it must produce sebum to protect itself against the cold. Inside, it sweats its water reserves to acclimatize. At some point, the skin barrier becomes tired, and the imbalance is felt through dehydration.
  • Advancing age  
    Hormonal changes for women play an important role in the thinness of the skin. The decrease in estrogen acts directly on the production of collagen and elastin. The natural production of  hyaluronic acid, a sensor and preservative of tissue water, also tends to become scarcer. This phenomenon is part of life. It needs to be accompanied so that degradation does not occur too quickly, particularly in the installation of wrinkles. We understand that hormonal treatments can also have an impact on skin dryness. Mature skin needs all our attention to prevent it from drying out.
  • Medication
    Unfortunately, certain chronic treatments can have an impact on the quality of the skin, both in terms of thickness and sebum production. These include dermatological treatments for acne, as well as heavier treatments such as chemotherapy. In these cases, use rich nourishing creams regularly and assiduously. Obviously, never stop your treatment without a doctor's advice, even if your skin reacts.

  • Specific skin conditions
    Some of us are subject to specific dermatological problems such as xerosis, eczema or psoriasis. In these cases, it is necessary to go further than simply apply creams. While this will help relieve the symptoms, it is imperative to seek professional help to understand what is going on.


What can be done about dry skin?

Be careful in the shower
It is an undeniable fact that hot water and steam baths are not your friends. Your skin is immediately affected by the ambient heat. Prefer showers with tempered water and limit baths to once a week in normally warm water.

Manage the temperature at home
At home, do not overheat the rooms. Adjust the radiators, especially in the bedrooms where the heat should not exceed 19 to 20°. Dress to fight the cold. It's better for our planet.
And if you live in a building where the heating is unfortunately not adjustable, do not hesitate to use humidifiers so that the air is not completely dry. 

  • Hydration, my love 
    We can't say it enough. The best way to bring water to the body is to drink water. Drink about 1.5L of water a day, without including herbal teas and coffee. This will not only benefit your body's oxygenation, but also its hydration needs. This also applies to your tendons, your connective tissue, your eyes, etc.
  • No more alcohol-based products
    There are many products on the market that contain alcohol. Lotions, toners and make-up removers often contain this substance as a preservative.  However,
    alcohol burns and dries.

    Think also of the perfumes which are made on bases of alcohol. Prefer to perfume your clothes and avoid projecting perfume on your neck and

  • Micro-nutrition to the rescue
    Taking food supplements can help.If you have chronically dry skin, take omega-3 and 6 supplements such as fish oil, chia oil or borage oil.
    If, on the contrary, you suffer from skin dehydration, turn to Omega 7 with sea buckthorn oil. Take hyaluronic acid cures.
    For dryness related to advancing age, think about collagen, with a minimum of 3 months of intake.
    Consult a nutritionist or a naturopath before taking any long-term food supplements.

What about Saeve?

Our absolute weapon hides in our favorite line. Often sold out because of its effectiveness, it is Hydra Malva, the comfort of thirsty skin!

With this specific range, we have focused on deep hydration. In each of our products, there is our Immunox® patent. This is the perfect combination of fresh organic Birch sap with its moisturizing, soothing and remineralizing properties and the immortal organic Chaga mushroom with its anti-aging properties.

In addition to this marvel of nature, which has been widely proven in vitro as in real Life, we have decided to take advantage of the virtues of Wood Mallow. In phytotherapy, it is used for its emollient action. It contains mucilage, which, when in contact with the body's moisture, softens ENT (ears, nose, throat) or intestinal inflammations. It is also known as vulnerary. That is to say that it supports the cicatrization of wounds.

Thus, your skin gives you a THANK YOU for the relief you get when you apply your daily care products.

If you suffer from severe dryness, don't hesitate to use the Intense Quenching Rich Cream. This magical ointment contains an extract of white willow and sweet almond oil, capable of soothing tightness and heat. Use it in the heart of winter when the harshness of your skin is at its peak and find a nourished and plumped skin. If your skin lacks moisture and is sensitive to redness, apply the Soothing Quenching Cream. With its fluid texture, it is suitable for those who hate to feel some cream on their face. Its lightness does not detract from its effectiveness, as it also contains hazelnut oil, whose molecular weight is similar to that of the skin's sebum.

Our best seller, the 24hr Soothing Moisturizing Botanical Serum is our champion to answer some urgency case! It contains an essential active ingredient for skin hydration: pure hyaluronic acid of plant origin. In 30 minutes, it provides 44.1% hydration and plumps up the skin like a fresh apple.

And if you're in a moisture crunch, consider the Soothing Rehydrating Infusion Mask. The mask is the express formula for thirsty and completely depleted skin. We invite you to read the article "Face Mask, a targeted care product that cannot be ignored" to understand its usefulness.

Dry skin, Hydra Malva skincare change

To put it clearly, if you want to regain a luminous and harmonious skin, but above all, calm and full of beneficial water, you need Hydra Malva in these grey times.

Fountain, know that I will not need to draw water from you anymore...

The T[æ]m

How to make real resolutions and stick to them?
How to make real resolutions and stick to them?

It is with great joy that we wish you an excellent 2022 year!

May it be sweet, profitable, fun, harmonious and optimistic.

Full of love, laughter and good times.

In January, a new breath tickles us, like a desire for something new in front of this huge blank page. 2022 is here, we make plans: trips, invitations, work projects, life projects...

And every year, everyone plays the game of the famous resolutions! Resolutions, that word which makes people angry. Because it is sometimes tinged with failure. You may be told: "Forget it, it's useless! ".

Don't listen to naysayers. Roll up your sleeves. Be creative. This year is THE year, we'll keep our resolutions. Indeed, what are new resolutions if not a guideline that you set for yourself for the coming year: projects you want to carry out, changes you want to make in your life, but especially goals to make you feel good. Follow our tips to reach your goals with pride, without stopping halfway.

1 - Choose your resolution

Choose your resolutions

About 70% of resolutions are abandoned. Because most of the time, the desire to change is not really chosen, but suffered. What really makes you happy?

Your mother bemoans your tired look? That's not what should make you decide to take care of your skin. On the other hand, if you want to see yourself beautiful and full of life, go for it! It's this ideal vision that should carry you.

2 - Decide instead of trying

When we say to ourselves that we are going to try, we awkwardly suggest to our subconscious that it will be difficult, as if we were looking for an excuse not to go through with it.

Instead, say: "I want", "I decide", "Go, Girl! "I wish", "I see myself already". We love this mindset at Saeve. Believe in yourself and your abilities to achieve your goals. Keep your goal in sight so it doesn't slip away.

3 - Clearly define your resolution

Take the time to define that ultimate wish you want. Do it in your own words and according to your lifestyle. It must be clear and precise. Think about what you really want to change, and define what steps you need to take to get there. Imagine that you have to climb to the top of a ladder, would you get there if there were no steps in between? The same goes for your resolution: if you don't establish steps, you can quickly become disoriented, not knowing where to start.

Saeve skincare for your new resolutions

For example, saying "I want to treat my blemishes and nourish my skin for a better complexion" will be more effective than simply saying "I want to look good. ".

4 - Discipline is your friend

Attention, difficult word! And yet discipline becomes a reassuring routine, a habit that gives rhythm to our lives. Don't be too impatient, this is not a sprint, but rather a marathon. It may take a long time to achieve your resolution but take a step back to see how much you have already accomplished. Remember: Rome wasn't built in a day! Little by little, you will get closer to your goal.

For example, if your resolution is to reduce fine lines, we at Saeve have the right routine for you.

First of all, a good routine starts with a good hydration of the skin, so apply our Hydra Malva 24hr Soothing Moisturizing Botanical Serum twice a day on your perfectly cleansed face and neck. In the evening, you can complement it with our Lift Pinaster Redensifying Night Cream for an additional anti-aging action. Take the time once or twice a week to pamper your skin with our Hydra Malva Soothing Rehydrating Infusion Mask. This way, your skin will not be lacking in hydration. If your skin type requires other benefits, there are plenty of other possible routines at Saeve to suit your needs.

5 - Admit that motivation fluctuates...

...and that doesn't mean it's a failure! It's normal to have "off" days. Do you know anyone who never has a day off? If your motivation leaves you, ask yourself why you started. To have that beautiful vision of yourself, confident, fresh and beautiful, with a bright face, a harmonious complexion and a mischievous eye...Now that you have your goal back in your field of vision, turn around and look at all you've accomplished. You can congratulate yourself and feel motivated to take the next step. If you have half as many skin imperfections, even if you still have some left, there are fewer, and you are getting closer to your goal. Stay in the race and you'll get there!

And for your skin, don't forget that Saeve is still here to pamper you in 2022!

Our motto for the new year remains: Have fun and Saeve your skin!


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