Small Batch Skin Care

Imagine walking through the bright, dazzling skincare counters at your local shopping centre and asking one of the sales assistants when their moisturiser was made. And where. And by whom. And when it expires. Most people would never even consider asking such questions, as many of us have become so accustomed to consuming products packed with chemicals and devoid of any natural healing power.

Despite carrying a hefty price tag, many mainstream skincare products fail to […]

Six Surprising Tips to Improve Your Skin

We’re all a little bored of hearing the same beauty tips again and again; drink water, eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep. But you might be surprised to read some of these less commonly known skin tips.

Skin Tip 1: Don’t tense your jaw
We all know that tensing our jaw is something that can happen when we get stressed, but it is also common during workouts. Doing this regularly can make the cords of the […]

Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

Did you know that your body absorbs up to 60% of what you put on your skin? People often forget that the skin is an organ, and just like any other organ in the body, exposing your skin to toxic chemicals can cause serious health problems. Some of the health issues associated with using toxic chemicals on the skin are skin allergies, cancer, fertility issues and birth defects, as well as damaging the appearance of […]

The Essence of JIV.ELAN

I wanted to develop a skincare range that brought about the essence of everything that is beautiful around us – in doing so I found the name JIV.ELAN.

This name firstly stands for “JIVA” which in Hinduism is the immortal essence of every living organism – human, animal and plant..

The word “ELAN” means a distinctive elegance.

This word, JIV.ELAN, is my word to bring everything together that represents Beauty in Nature.

Therefore in finding my product’s name I […]

“I‘ve steered clear of large production lines and developed a method of micro batching”

Peptides and Their Importance to the Skin

Peptides are a compound of two or more amino acids in which a carboxyl group of one is united with an amino group of another. In other words, peptides are simple building blocks that create protein. Peptides are very important for good skincare, because they have many benefits.

Copper peptides reduce inflammation, promote healing ad regeneration and remove damaged collagen.

Collagen keeps our skin firm and supple. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from ageing, sun […]

Holistic Health Practices to Try at Home

At JIV.ELAN, we believe that nature provides all the tools for beautiful, healthy skin. We ensure that all our ingredients are derived entirely from nature and we also believe in the benefit of implementing practices that harness the healing power of Mother Nature to compliment your skincare regime. Here are three completely natural and holistic health practices to try at home to enhance your overall health and appearance.
Dry Skin Brushing
Your skin is the largest organ […]

The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that helps to maintain a healthy body and skin. The human body cannot synthesize Vitamin C from glucose, because it lacks the enzyme required for this reaction, so we need to ingest Vitamin C manually. Vitamin C forms are effective in lower concentrations, so don’t assume that only higher strengths are beneficial for your skin.

At JIV.ELAN, Vitamin C is one of the many ingredients in our skincare products, and […]

Why I created JIV.ELAN

I, Nikki Violetta Lambrinos, created JIV.ELAN because of a certain belief that everything needed to produce a skincare range which properly managed Beauty could only come from Nature and its Botanicals.

I was motivated by the high cost of skincare products, which were almost always available as tired old products sitting on a shelf in a department store. I asked myself how could these products contain the very best of Nature if they were so old?

I […]

The Magic of Ubud

I had been travelling to Bali to meditate in the forests of Ubud for many years. I know it may sound strange to some people, but there is an energy in Ubud where I could feel the connection of all things around me. In particular I could feel the strength of Mother Nature and its nurturing effect.
I thought of many ways by which I could bring this feeling in my life and after several attempts […]