Ingredient Spotlight: Edelweiss Extract

Ingredient Spotlight: Edelweiss Extract

Edelweiss, also known as “star of the Alps” and considered a symbol of purity and immortality, is a magical Swiss flower that grows high up in the mountains, often at altitudes above 10,000 feet. Given its environment (strong UV exposure, above the treeline, extreme temperatures), this flower is an expert in self-protection and contains a high content of active compounds such as leontopodic acid and other powerful antioxidants. 

When used in skin care formulations, the benefits of edelweiss extract include:  

  • Supporting the skin’s crucial protective barrier 
  • Enhancing its resistance to external stress factors
  • Protecting the skin from the sun (it absorbs UV rays) 
  • Stimulating cellular regeneration 
  • Increasing the skin’s elasticity and moisture levels 
  • Reducing inflammation in the skin 
  • Reducing signs of aging 

The Edelweiss extract we use in our formulations is Swiss and organically harvested. Today, edelweiss extract is used in our Protective Day Cream SPF23 and Advanced Retinol Serum. This fall, this will be a star ingredient in our newest product launch! Stay tuned for more…  

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