Our Science

Works with skin, not against it
“The Science of tomorrow is as kind to the skin as possible. It will not change the skin’s pH, strip it of its natural oils or impact on its microflora. Bacteria, yeast and enzymes – made possible through the power of biotechnology – are Beauty's new factories and its future." Sue Y. Nabi

Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic, Naturopathic and Taoist principles, Orveda works with skin, not against it. Understanding the skin as a “me-cosystem”, our high-end, alternative, vegan range works to heal the skin's natural moisture barriers, and empowers skin’s natural superficial renewal processes. 

Designed to respect skin’s superficial homeostasis, Orveda signals the end of the “no pain, no gain” era. Instead of using molecules or techniques that disturb the skin’s natural renewal, Orveda champions beauty’s new future and its factories - bacteria, enzymes and yeast – to work with, not against, skin's natural processes and microflora. 

Using predominantly natural and bio-fermented actives, Orveda helps the natural healing processes of the skin's natural moisture barrier – to strengthen it, instead of weakening it. 

Because a healthy, glowing skin is before anything a stronger skin. 

Ancient Wisdom × Future Possibility

Vegan and highly concentrated, Orveda is a mix of ancient wisdom and future possibility. It has been created by combining the age-old power of bacteria with life-long ancient traditions like Kombucha, while harnessing the new-age potential of cosmetic science. 

This is all made possible through biotechnology. 

More than 98% of Orveda actives are natural origin ingredients or obtained via green biotechnologies.

Up to 88% of the actives have a bio-fermented origin:

  • Bio fermented black tea (kombucha)
  • Bio-fermented phyto plankton
  • Bio-fermented origin pre-biotics
  • Bio-fermented origin enzymes
  • Bio-fermented organic hyaluronic acids
  • Bio-fermented yeast extracts

Our Orveda range is also highly concentrated.

Glow is the New Lift
“Today, beauty (and the desire for beauty) is all about glow, light, luminosity, and not only looking but feeling healthy, in ways that go beyond a smoother-looking or tighter skin. Glow is indeed the new lift, and it is here to stay.” Sue Y. Nabi

Targeting the skin on 360°, Orveda is our most comprehensive way to activate skin’s healthy glow – delivering a clinically-measured surface efficacy on skin texture, pore visibility, four skin tones (olive, beige, rosy and red tones), skin transparency, luminosity and brightness. 

Skincare That Can Rival Make-Up

The clinical test results of The Healing Sap™ — our exceptional pre-care treatment, designed to act on the origin of beautiful, healthy looking skin, with visibly rejuvenated skin glow, skin tone and skin texture — prove that Orveda, as skincare, can rival make-up.

Containing 10 actives concentrated at 12%, this holistic treatment:

  • improves skin’s hydration (+80%)* for up to 8 hours 
  • illuminates (+29%)* and brightens (+30%)*
  • re-balances skin tones [rosier (+46%)*, less olive (-18,6%)*, and less beige (-10%)*] 
  • helps to fade the visible signs of skin fatigue (-45%)*
  • improves skin’s texture by smoothing it (+20%)* and strongly reducing the appearance of pores visible in oily and combination skins (-44%)*.

*Clinical measurements realized under dermatological control, after 28 days of daily usage, on 28 testers + 8h hydration test, 10 testers. 

Across our Orveda range, we have conducted 20-plus clinical tests on over 300 people.

The Science of Glow
“To be able to achieve such comprehensive glow activation, we relied on the latest understanding of how skin works: That we are alive with a ‘second skin’ — a microbiome of billions of bacteria that outnumber our cells ten to one. These are beauty’s new future and its factories: Bacteria, enzymes and yeast. We took this into account for the first time into our quest for ‘the holy glow’.” Sue Y. Nabi

Orveda’s signature mix

Vegan and highly concentrated, our signature mix comes from, on one side, futuristic possibility and, on the other, from ancient wisdom.

In terms of futuristic possibility, we looked to science and specifically biotechnology to replicate enzymes to infinity in laboratories - with the intention of having zero impact on the environment. 

88% of our actives are achieved through biotechnology, and precisely bio-fermentation.

1. A natural prebiotic designed to boost the skin’s natural micro-flora barrier

Orveda uses primarily natural and bio-fermented actives produced by yeast and bacteria to work with skin’s natural microflora. Our prebiotic is an alpha-glucan oligosaccharide obtained by a patented process of enzymatic biocatalysis. It is designed for the protection and bio-stimulation of natural skin defenses. It offers gentle protective and restoring action for all types of skin.

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2. Bio-fermented marine enzyme designed to help heal the skin's natural moisture barrier

Derived by biotechnology, our marine enzyme (inci name: thermus thermophillus ferment), is a ferment that is rich in multi-functional and stable enzymes. Our marine enzyme is designed to prevent the visible signs of photo ageing such as unevenness, wrinkles, and dryness. It is designed to reinforce the skin's natural moisture barrier, improve skin's moisture and corneocyte cohesion.

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3. Bio-fermented Kombucha black tea to increase the freshness and rosiness of the skin

Saccharomyces/xylinum black tea ferment is a natural grade fermentation of sweet black tea by the symbiosis of two micro-organisms. Bio-fermented Kombucha black tea is designed to improve overall skin quality by enhancing skin smoothness, color, brightness, luster, transparency and radiance. Its composition is rich in organic acids and vitamins.

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State-of-the-art cosmetic actives

Lastly, our signature mix is completed by state-of-the-art cosmetic actives – such as niacinamide, peptides, antioxidants, organic hyaluronic acids, organic oat proteins — to help correct the appearance of wrinkles, unevenness, visible pores and the appearance of lack of firmness.

Dermatological Actives

Three Levels of Action

Created by the world’s leading skincare experts, Orveda’s range of vegan, highly concentrated and active cosmetic treatments fuse the best of Science and Nature to rejuvenate skin’s natural healthy glow.

The Orveda range rejuvenates skin’s natural glow by targeting three levels:


Our unique formula combines a marine enzyme and natural prebiotic to help heal the skin's natural moisture barrier and helps to promote healthy skin microflora.


Thanks to our bio-fermented Kombucha black tea formula.


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