LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
Categories: Skin Conditioning Agent
Leontopodium Alpinum, or Edelweiss, is a beautiful and resilient botanical species native to the mountainous regions of Europe and South America. The Edelweiss used in our formulations is organically cultivated in the Swiss Alps and is certified organic by COSMOS, NATRUE, and Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life standard. Edelweiss is an iconic symbol of the rugged Alpine terrain, characterized by its bright white clusters of star-shaped flowers. This hearty plant can survive in extremely harsh climates due to its thick, woolly leaves and distinctive downy hairs which form a protective layer that shields it from the elements. This beloved alpine flower has been immortalized as a representation of strength and determination in the face of adversity.
This amazing flower is packed with flavonoids and Oenothein B, two powerful antioxidants that are essential for anti-inflamation. Edelweiss helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Edelweiss accomplishes this by soothing and nourishing the skin, while also restoring the skin's barrier complex so that it can better defend itself from environmental stressors. Its delicate aroma is reminiscent of freshly cut grass and mountain air, perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors! You can find this multitalented botanical in our 3 skincare essentials, Perle d’Eau,Neige Éternelle,Éclat de Lait.
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