Categories: Skin Conditioning Agent

Products: Éclat de Lait

Ingredient Description:

Epilobium Fleischeri also known as Alpine Willowherb, is a small but mighty botanical powerhouse, a daring but vibrant pink flower that blooms in the high alpine meadows of the European Alps. Growing up to about 1.5m in height, this perennial plant has an impressive structure of velvety leaves and delicate petals that create a stunning display of color during its flowering season from July to August.

Alpine Willowherb has a unique ability to soothe irritation and deeply nourish dry skin. It is a recognized ingredient renowned for its powerful antioxidant[1] and anti-inflammatory properties. Packed with natural goodness, it contains phenolic compounds such as gallic and ellagic acids, which provide powerful purifying and astringent properties.[2]And if that wasn't enough to pique your interest, it's also supercharged with flavonoids and Oenothein B! Flavonoids and Oenothein B are what give the herb its pizzaz, as they help protect against oxidative damage caused by free radicals in the environment.[3] In other words, this stuff is like SPF for your skin.  

While providing you with all these benefits in a single package, Alpine Willowherb does so without any of the nasty side effects or greasy aftermath you may experience from other skincare ingredients. As skincare enthusiasts, we think that’s pretty awesome. The Alpine Willowherb used in our fast-absorbing elixir, Éclat de Lait, is certified organic by COSMOS, NATRUE, and Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life Standard.


[1] Stajner, D et al. “Evaluation of willow herb's (Epilobium angustofolium L.) antioxidant and radical scavenging capacities.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 21,12 (2007): 1242-5. doi:10.1002/ptr.2244

[2] Singh, Awantika et al. “Profiling of Gallic and Ellagic Acid Derivatives in Different Plant Parts of Terminalia arjuna by HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS.” Natural product communications vol. 11,2 (2016): 239-44. 

[3] Kiss, Anna K et al. “Oenothein B's contribution to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of Epilobium sp.” Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology vol. 18,7 (2011): 557-60. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2010.10.016