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Unique, Organic, Cruelty Free

Every single ingredient that goes in La Mav is very carefully selected on the basis of its clinically proven properties to formulate the best organic skincare range any company can offer.  La Mav is made by and for women who value a chemical free, healthy lifestyle!

We are committed to educating and increasing awareness about the importance of creating organic skincare products that are good for you, good for future generations and good for the planet.

On this page you’ll find all of our research and key ingredients and their benefits on this page for you including our unique Bio-Actives, which are plant based and have been scientifically proven to be effective.  We have spent years researching; selecting & formulating these potent Bio-Actives to ensure they provide a powerful, results-driven natural alternative for the repair, restoration and rejuvenation of skin at a cellular level. Research and development will continue to be a cornerstone of our business.  Learn more about La Mav

Clinical Results

La Mav was made by a women with a research backgrounds in pharmacology who set out to formulate organic skin care that was also effective.  Our active ingredients have been proven in independent clinical studies and scientific research to be effective, as nature intended!

For those with a scientific background or who are simply curious, we welcome any and all inquiries regarding the studies and research upon which our products are based, or any other questions you may have.  Simply contact us for a prompt and informative answer!

La Mav is cruelty free and absolutely never tests on animals.

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A Harmony of Nature and Science

Our 3 Tier Formula™ consists of Active Constituents > Specialty Oils > Base Ingredients. Proven effective, naturally!

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Our Three-Tier Formula™

TIER THREE - Active Constituents

La Mav’s Active Constituents are certified and natural in origen and have been scientifically proven to be anti-aging.

We have spent 3 years researching and selecting these active constituents to ensure they provide a potent, results driven natural alternative for the repair, restoration and rejuvenation of the skin at a cellular level.

TIER TWO ­­- Specialty Oils

Our selected certified organic specilaity oils include bilberry, sea buckthorn seed oil, acai pulp oil, rasberry seed oil, lingonberry seed oil and tamanu nut oil.

These speciality oils are an excellent source of essential nutrients for skin protection. They are high in natural carotenoids, tocopherols and tocotrinols, which protects against aging with regenerating, soothing and hydrating properties.

TIER ONE ­- Essential Base Ingredients

La Mav’s certified organic base ingredients include carrier oils, hydrosols, essential oils, vitamins, plant (botanical/herbal) extracts and other ingredients (natural emulsifier, preservative and gun thickeners).

Carrier oils include jojoba, avocado, macadamia, rosehip, evening primrose, shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond, apricot kernel, carrot see and calendula oils that are high in essential fatty acides and help nourish and revitalise the appearance of the skin.

Hydrosols include rose and jasmin hydrosols that are a by-product of the essential oil steam destillation process. Hydrosols are high in nutrients. Essential oils include rose, lavender, palmarosa, sandalwood, jasmine, immortelle, patchouli, carrot, neroli, juniperberry etc that help stimulate, soothe and provide balance to the skin.

Bio-Actives

Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract - Skin lightening & brightening

Bearberry Extract.

Benefits:

  1. Powerful skin-lightening & whitening agent with anti-oxidant properties.
  2. Inhibits tyrosinase enzyme responsible for the production of melanin

Argania spinosa extract - natural skin tightening

Bearberry Extract.

Benefits:

  1. Powerful skin-lightening & whitening agent with anti-oxidant properties.
  2. Inhibits tyrosinase enzyme responsible for the production of melanin

Results

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Ascophyllum nodosum - skin lightening

Natural Active Extract of seaweed and rich in Ployphenols.

Benefits:

  1. Lightening
  2. Exfoliating – Elimination of pigmented scales
  3. Protecting – Anti-free radical protection against ageing of the skin and appearance of dark spots.

Results:

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Bisabolol - Calming Effect

Derived from Chamomile.

Benefits:

  1. Calms, soothes & helps combat redness

Cassia alata leaf extract - DNA Phyto-Guardian

Natural Active Extract of the candle tree, which originates from South America. Very rich in flavinoids that has natural protective system against UV radiation on human skin cells.

Benefits:

  1. Protects Cellular DNA from UVA and UVB
  2. Supports natural repair of cells
  3. Fight against Photo-ageing

Results: strong anti-wrinkle activity

Chlorella vulgaris - antivascular imperfections and dark circles

Natural Active Extract of seaweed and rich in amino-acids and oligopeptides.

Benefits:

  1. Anti-dark circles
  2. Correction of vascular imperfections
  3. Skin restructuring

Results:

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Commiphora mukul resin extract - Anti wrinkle and plumping effect

Natural Active Commipheroline is extracted from the oleoresin of Guggul tree found in Western India and Arabic peninsula.

Benefits:

  1. Improves skin tonicity
  2. Fills wrinkles by mechanical action making skin more firmer

Results: Anti-wrinkle activity.

Fruit Acids - Active exfoliation

A blend of five botanical extracts: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon.

Benefits:

  1. Promotes active exfoliation process
  2. Reveals new skin cells and luminous complexion
  3. Stimulate production of collagen & Elastin

Glycyrrhiza Galabra Extract - Skin soothing & brightening

Licorice Root.

Benefits:

  1. Excellent healing and anti-inflammatory properties
  2. Also has skin whitening properties

Hibiscus esculentus extract - Smoothes expression lines - Botox® like activity

Natural Active Extract of Hibiscus plant rich in oligopeptides. Gentle, natural alternate to invasive cosmetic dermatological procedures to smooth expression lines and prevent wrinkles.

Benefits:

  1. Botox like activity
  2. Anti-wrinkle
  3. Anti-oxidant

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Results:

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Hydrolysed rhizobian gum and acacia senegal gum - Natural skin tightener

Natural Active Acacia gum – An exudate obtained from stem and branches of Acacia tree. Acacia tree plantation reduce deforestation and desertification; helps local actions integrated in a Sustainable Development program.

Natural Active Rhizobian gum – A hydrolysed biopolymer naturally produced by microorganisms living in plant roots.

Benefits: Immediate tightening effect

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Moringa pterygosperma seed extract - Anti-pollution and purifying active for skin

Natural Active Extract of the seed of plant called “Miracle Tree”, a micro-protein consisting of 2 peptides.

Benefits:

1) Anti-Pollution active

2) Purifying agent

See results:

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Charcoal applied to skin treated with water Charcoal applied to skin treated with lotion containing Moringa pterygosperma Seed Extract

Pisum sativum extract - High level anti-wrinkle activity

Natural Active Extract of leguminous plant.

Benefits:

1. Stimulation of collagen

2. Improvement of skin elasticity

3. Improvement of skin firmness (anti-wrinkle activity)

4. Moisturising properties – long lasting hydroregulator

5. Protects dermal proteins and protects and repair epidermal protein.

Results: Strong anti-wrinkle activity

Rumex Occidentalis Extract - Lightening Effect

An extract derived from plant native to Canadian prairies.

Benefits: 1) Strong inhibitory effects on tyrosinase enzyme

This enzyme is present in both human skin & plant tissue. It is responsible for the formation of the red-brown pigmentation in the skin of fruits & vegetables. Tyrosinase inhibition reduces the formation of unwanted pigmentation allowing for control over skin tone.

Sodium hyaluronate – high molecular weight - natural moisturising agent

Natural Active Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components of skin, which maintains hydration by its ability to retain water.

Benefits:

1) Maintains skin hydration

2) Increase softness and suppleness of the skin

Results: Anti-wrinkle activity.

Sodium hyaluronate - low molecular weight - multi-talent anti-ageing active & skin toning agent.

Natural Active Hyaluronic acid (15,000-50,000 Da) – low molecular weight enables it to enter the skin (epidermis and dermis) to maintain and regulate optimal hydration level and to increase skin firmness and fights skin ageing signs.

Benefits:

1) Increase skin hydration

2) Increase skin firmness (by promoting collagen synthesis)

Results: Anti-wrinkle activity

Ubiquinone - Antioxidant

Plant derived. Found in leaves of tobacco plant

Benefits:

1) Potent antioxidant

2) Neutralises free radicals

Vigna Aconitifolia Extract - Vitamin-A like Activity

“Moth bean” extract – an annual herb belongs to the Leguminosae family.

Benefits:

1) Vitamin A Like Activity

2) Epidermal renewal resulting in smooth and brighter appearance

3) Helps in dermal strengthening

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Vitamin C - Lightening Effect

Naturally derived: Water soluble & Oil soluble

Benefits:

1) Has superior absorption qualities Powerful antioxidant

2) Promotes even-skin tone

3) Helps lighten and brighten the complexion

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Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract - Lightening Agent

A flowering plant indigenous to Hawaii, from some regions of India and of Africa.

1) Calms, whitens & brightens skin

2) Potent tyrosinase inhibitor and Free radical scavenger

Other Ingredients (*certified organic ingredient)

Acai Pulp Oil* - Euterpe oleracea

Anti-ageing, anti-oxidant, revitalising and energizing. Rich in anthocyanins, essential fatty acids (linoleic acid, omega-6 and omega-9), phytosterols and vitamins (Vitamin C).

Aloe Vera Extract* - Aloe barbadensis

It contains many active nutrients including Vitamins (A, B12, C and E), amino acids, enzymes, minerals, proteins and humectants. These natural components help in rapid natural healing process, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin.

Apricot Kernel Oil* - Prunus armeniaca

It contains many active nutrients including Vitamins (A, B12, C and E), amino acids, enzymes, minerals, proteins and humectants. These natural components help in rapid natural healing process, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin.

Avocado Oil - Prunus armeniaca

Mositurising, emollient, excellent skin penetration (excellent carrier of active ingredients into the skin), rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, D, E, and Beta Carotene) and proteins. Rich in palmitoleic (fatty) acid and revitalise the appearance of the skin.

Australian Organic Pastel Pink Clay - Natural Australian clay

This clay has a cleansing, firming, softening and toning effect on the skin. Suitable for all skin types and intended to be used as a maintenance mask.

Australian Organic Green Clay - Natural Australian clay

It cleanses, exfoliates, smoothes and softens the skin. Highly absorbent and is a great choice for acne and oily skin. It also helps clear and detoxify pores and breakouts drawing out embedded toxins and impurities.

Australian Organic White Clay - Natural Australian clay

It makes skin smoother by toning, firming and exfoliating the outer layer of skin cells. It draws toxins from within the skin.

Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil* - Santalum Spicata

Hydrating, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties with woody aroma. Excellent for treating inflamed skin and acne and promotes the formation of new skin cells.

Beeswax* - Cera alba

A natural emollient that helps skin retain moisture. Beeswax has been known since antiquity to have moisturizing, soothing, softening, emulsifying and antiseptic qualities. One of the most popular ingredients in high-end cosmetics.

Bilberry Seed Oil* - Vaccinium myrtillus

Regenerating, soothing, nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging. Rich in tocopherol, tocotrienols (vitamin E compounds), phytosterols and essential fatty acids. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and restore the proper functioning of skin.

Borage Oil* - Borago officinalis

Anti-inflammatory and stimulatory actions on skin. Rich in gamma-linolenic acid and fatty acids (palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid). Moisturising, nourishing and soothing. It supports healthy cell function.

Calendula Infused Oil* - Calendula officinalis

Calendula has antiseptic, healing, soothing and refreshing properties. Gentle on the skin, traditional uses include soothing and treating anti-inflammatory skin conditions. Also acts as an emollient, wound healer, anti-itch and has protective benefits.

Carrot Seed Infused Oil* - Daucus carota

Carrot seed oil is a rich source of beta-carotene, vitamins A, E and pro-vitamin A and excellent face oil. It helps heal dry, chapped, cracked skin and also supports the health of the skin tissue by improving skin tone and circulation in mature skin, couperose, eczema and psoriasis like conditions.

Carrot Essential Oil - Daucus carota

Has a slightly sweet earthy aroma. Rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and rejuvenator. Softening and smoothing effects on the skin as well as assists cell growth.

Chamomile Flowers* - Matricaria chamomila

Has anti-inflammatory properties with lovely aromatic fragrance.

Chamomile Flower Extract* - Matricaria recutita

Powerful herb that tones skin and has refreshing and soothing effect on the skin. It improves tissue regeneration as well as helps reducing inflammation and irritation.

Chamomile German Blue Essential Oil* - Matricaria chamomila

It has a spicy relaxing scent with healing and antiseptic properties that are beneficial for skin allergies.

Cocobetaine - Derived from Coconut Oil

Derived naturally from coconut oil, this active surface agent helps degreasing the surface dirt, dust and oil allowing them to be washed away.

Cocoa Butter* - Theobroma cacao

High in Vitamin E and helps to soften, moisturise, condition and protect dry skin. It also seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity. Derived from Cocoa (Chocolate) tree and has a sweet aroma of dark chocolate.

Cranberry Seed Exfoliator* - Vaccinium macrocarpon

Gentle natural certified organic cranberry beads that help in mild exfoliation process leaving the skin smooth and fresh.

D-Panthenol - Pro-Vitamin B5 (Plant derived)

It improves the moisture-retention capacity of the skin and stimulates skin regeneration. Dry skin stays supple and elastic for longer. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effect. It makes hair easier to comb, reduces hair splitting, improves the condition of damaged hair, thickens the hair and provides sheen. Improves and increases the skin’s moisture retention capacity allowing it to stay supple and stimulates cellular regeneration.

Evening Primrose Oil* - Oenothera biennis

Anti-ageing, moisturising, rejuvenating, readily absorbed and revitalises the skins appearance. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and a potent anti-oxidant (free radical scavenger), skin protector from environmental stresses and dun damage. Soothes the irritation of dry skin. Softens lines and excellent choice for dry, damaged and mature skin.

Frankincense Essential Oil* - Boswellia carteri

Regenerative and healing properties. Improves the tone of mature and damaged skin, heal wounds, and reduce scaring and excess oil production.

Geranium Essential Oil* - Pelargonium graveolens

Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, tissue repair, cleansing and toning properties. Suitable for all skin types as it helps regulates sebum production. Because it promotes circulation and hence used to improve broken capillaries, varicose veins and spider veins.

Ginseng Extract* - Eleutherocous senticousus

Skin rejuvenating, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles (anti-ageing), improves circulation, stimulant, strengthening, elasticising and a tonic. Widely grown in China and used in oriental medicine.

Ginkgo Extract* - Ginkgo biloba

A powerful anti-inflammatory agent and anti-oxidant that neutralises free radicals, which contributes to premature aging. Helps stimulating circulation and regulating sebum production.

Glycerine* - Vegetable

An excellent humectant, emollient and lubricant naturally extracted from vegetable oils and helps skin feeling soft and supple.

Glyceryl Caprylate* - Plant origin(Preservative)

Hydrating, moisturizing, conditioning, masking and excellent anti-microbial (anti-acne) properties.

Hempseed Oil* - Cannabis sativa

A rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 (gamma linoleic acid) essential fatty acids and proteins. Moisturises ageing skin, smoothes wrinkles, nourishing, fast penetrating, and protective, softens, soothes the irritation of dry skin. Keep it looking soft and supple.

Hops Extract* - Humulus lupulus

Has a calming effect on the nervous system.

Immortelle Flower Essential Oil* - Helichrysum italicum

A warm, sweet and uplifting oil with strong anti-inflammatory, healing and tissue repair properties. It helps reduce the appearance of scars. Ideal for mature and stressed skin.

Jasmine Essential Oil* - Jasminum grandiflorum

Soothing and anti-inflammatory for dry and sensitive skin. This precious oil is extracted from extremely fragrant and delicate jasmine flower that possesses a warm fragrance.

Jasmine Hydrosol* - Jasminum grandiflorum

Soothing, moisturizing and aromatic. A by-product of the essential oil steam distillation process. Hydrosols are high in nutrients. They may be applied directly to the skin.

Jojoba Seed Oil* - Simmondsia chinensis

A liquid wax closest to human sebum in its structure. Regenerative, moisturising, firming and helps prevent wrinkles. Excellent emollient and high in vitamins. It is easily absorbed and helps to regulate sebum production to restore natural ph levels as well as minimize the oiliness. Softens and protects skin, brings shine to hair.

Juniperberry Essential Oil* - Juniperus communis

Recognised for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and improve circulation. Helps detoxify and clear congested skin.

Kakadu Plum Extract - Terminalia ferdinandiana

It is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C in the world. Kakadu Plum is found in Australia.

Lavender Essential Oil* - Lavandula angustifolia

Relaxing and fine fragrance – one of the most loved essential oil of all. Possesses healing and regenerating properties. It stimulates the immune system.

Lemon Essential Oil* - Citrus limonum

Uplifting, fresh and invigorating fragrance. Helps to dissolve sebum and soothe skin. Has antiseptic, astringent and toning properties.

Lingonberry Seed Oil* - Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Anti-ageing, soothing, skin-brightening, stress relieving and hydrating. High in alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, plant sterols and tocotrienols. An excellent ingredient for skin regeneratin, moisturising and anti-inflammatory action.

Macadamia Oil* - Macadamia integrifolia

Anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and moisturising properties. Excellent regenerative oil and known to help heal scars and sunburns. High in Palmitic and oleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids., which promotes young soft skin and are readily absorbed. Softens skin, helps to maintain moisture balance and soothes the irritation of dry skin. Also contains Magnesium, Thiamin and Vitamin E.

Marshmallow Root Extract* - Althea officinalis

Soothes the irritation of dry skin, protective, softening, emollient and repairs dry and distressed skin. An excellent component to be added in anti-aging products.

Neroli Essential Oil* - Citrus aurantium ssp amara

Precious oil with refreshing distinctive citrus scent. Regenerative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and soothing. Suitable to use in all skin types. Used to treat inflamed skin, sensitive skin and broken capillaries.

Oat Kernel Extract* - Avena sativa

Nourishing, regenerating, invigorating, hydrating and soothing properties providing a perfect combination of alpha-tocopherol, alpha-tocotrienol, linoleic and oleic acids.

Olive Leaf Extract* - Olea europaea

It nourishes, calms the irritated skin and assists cell rejuvenation.

It contains flavinoids and oleanolic acid that stimulate the connective tissue, boosting the health of the skin.

p-Anisic Acid* - Plant origin(Preservative)

Conditioning, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

Palmarosa Essential Oil* - Cymbopogon martinii

Antiseptic, hydrating and skin-healing properties. Good for a number of skin conditions such as acne, skin infections, eczema and wounds.

Patchouli Essential Oil* - Pogostemon cablin

Rich sweet odour. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and toning properties. One of the most active and superb tissue regenerator, which help to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Promotes faster wound healing and helps prevent ugly scarring. Very effective in healing overly dehydrated skin and is used to treat acne, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, as well as scalp disorders.

Raspberry Oil* - Rubus idaeus

Anti-oxidant, soothing, sun-care, moistirising and skin-brightening agent. Contains highest level of gamma-tocopherol in free form, which makes it an optimal ingredient to protect skin from free radicals and UV radiation. Also rich in linoleic and alpha linolenic acids, essential fatty acids for nourishing and hydrating skin.

Rose Essential Oil* - Rosa damascena

Very pleasant and fragrant essential oil with natural toning, calming, moisturising, hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. It stimulates the skin being particularly beneficial to dry, mature and sensitive skin.

Rose Hydrosol* - Rosa damascena

Soothing, moisturizing and aromatic. A by-product of the essential oil steam distillation process. Hydrosols are high in nutrients. They may be applied directly to the skin.

Rose Petals* - Rosa centifolia

Dried petals of flowers from rose and suitable to add to the masks.

Rosehip oil* - Rosa canina

One of the best anti-ageing ingredient (smoothes fine lines and wrinkles), which repair, restore and rejuvenate tired and stressed skin. Rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, anti-oxidants and vitamin A. Extremely high in essential fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, and linolenic) and is known to help treat dry, irritated, sun damaged skin. It counteracts the damaging effects of sun and radiation exposure. It is also suitable for treating burns, scars and stretch marks. Gives skin healthy looking glow.

Rosemary Leaf Extract* - Rosmarinus officinalis

A natural aromatic extract with anti-oxidant, antiseptic and astringent properties. It also stimulates the circulation.

Sclerotium Gum - Sclerotium rolfsii

Natural thickener.

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil* - Hippophäe rhamnoides

Rich source of essential oils, antioxidants and fatty acids that protects from UV, air pollutants and free radicals, hence fights premature signs of aging. It moisturizes by reducing the trans epidermal water loss, soothes irritated skin, rejuvenates by enhancing microcirculation, protects skin during and after sun exposure and boosts skin’s natural radiance.

Shea Butter* - Butyrospermum parkii

Nourishing, penetrating and with cellular renewal properties. Excellent for healing aged and extremely dry skin and good for psoriasis and eczema. It contains Vitamins A and E and is highly beneficial for the skin. Shea butter is renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability.

Spearmint Essential Oil* - Mentha spicata

It has a fresh menthol smell and it revives and balances dull and lackluster skin.

Sweet Almond Oil* - Prunus amygdalus dulcis

Moisturising; softening, non-greasy, easily absorbed and fast penetrating. It is rich in essential fatty acids (particularly Oleic acid or omega-9), minerals & Vitamins A and E. It re-conditions skin.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Citrus sinensis

Has a sweet, fresh and tangy aroma. It assists the lymphatic system in detoxification of congested skin. Excellent toner for mature and irritated skin. Supports collagen production and helps to give skin a younger looking feel.

Tamanu oil* - Calophyllum inophyllum

Has a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. It is used liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, sunburn, dry or scaly skin and to reduce foot and body odor.

Vitamin A - Retinyl Palmitate (Plant derived)

Vitamin A is a potent anti-oxidant and a remarkable anti-wrinkle ingredient as it helps build collagen fibers in dermis that supports the framework and appearance of the skin.

Vitamin E - Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural and Non GMO)

A powerful anti-oxidant to help prevent the premature signs of ageing. Promotes cell renewal and skin elasticity. It is photo-protectant and moisturiser as well as a preservative due to its ability to protect against oxidation.

White Peat Extract - Peat plant

Improves skin’s immunity, purifies, revitalises & regenerates. It is rich in phytosterols and fatty acids.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil* - Cananga odorata

Balances sebum production to normalize sebum production. Suitable for oily and dry skin.

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La Mav delivers anti-aging results within a few weeks and with continuous use you will reduce the need for harsh or invasive procedures later in life. La Mav is always certified organic, cruelty free, proven effective, and all natural!

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