4 Must Have (Skin Loving) Botanicals

 

Picture of botanicals: calendula, white yarrow, comfrey and nettle leaf

Like mentioned before on this post, calendula is believed to promote healing, reduce inflammation, slow aging, help with acne and moisturize. But this is not the only botanical we use in our hand and body lotions to make them absolutely delish for your skin. Here are other 3 flowers and leaves that we use...

White Yarrow

Using yarrow in organic skin helps promotes skin circulation and opens skin pores. This herb is commonly used as an astringent in skin care. Yarrow also has anti-inflammatory qualities.

Inflammation: a 2017 review of the medical literature on the yarrow plant called Achillea millefolium L. listed several medicinal uses of the plant that have shown promise in studies. One of those uses is as a topical anti-inflammatory.

Multiple studies support its anti-inflammatory action. A 2017 paper in The Journal of Ethnopharmacology said it had an "evident anti-inflammatory property" with a positive impact on the pH balance of the skin and its moisture content.

Wound Healing: Achillea millefolium and Achillea asiatica both have had positive preliminary results in a topical application for wound healing. In a 2017 study on Achillea asiatica extract, researchers concluded that the herb was effective at improving skin wounds in rats through multiple effects at the cellular level.

Comfrey Leaf

The comfrey plant contains several beneficial compounds which help to revive tired, aged, wrinkled skin.

Recent research conducted by the University of Liverpool has confirmed that there are anti-aging properties found within comfrey which they hope to discover hold ‘longer-life’ effects.

These properties are thought to be a result of a compound known as allantoin, which is found within the root mucilage* that comfrey produces.

Allantoin is the key to beautiful, younger looking skin due to its ability to perform skincare wonders....

Reduces inflammation: the compound allantoin is viewed in the medicinal world as valuable. It is already used in many creams to help treat painful skin conditions, such as nappy rash, wind burn, scrapes and cuts; this is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Softens: allantoin also acts as an emollient. This is a moisturising treatment that helps to develop a protective film over the skin cells, reducing water loss.

Acts as a keratinolytic: in skin care products, allantoin helps to moisturise and soften skin and acts as a keratinolytic.

Other beneficial compounds found in the comfrey plant include:

Tannins: are the defensive compounds that protect the plant. They and can also protect our skin from bacteria and environmental toxins by drawing out impurities and encouraging healing.

Rosmarinic acid: has antioxidant effects and helps to protect the skin from UV damage.

Source

Nettle Leaf

According to this source, nettle leaf:

- Acts as natural astringent, tightens and firms the skin, regulates natural sebum production, treats acne, promotes flawless skin

- Accelerates the healing process of wounds and burns, helps with skin allergies, heals eczema.
gives relief in joint pain and arthritis

- Thanks to silicium and magnesium it also has beneficial anti aging properties

**Although these are the general knowledge uses and suspected benefits of each of these botanicals, there is no guarantee that any of our products will aid with these specific ailments. We include the botanicals because they help our owner's particular skin issues but they have not been tested at a lab to confirm the particular effect they have on the skin.**


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