ELDER FLOWER/BERRY EXTRACT

Elderberry is best for

Scientific name:  Sambucus Nigra, S. Canadensis

Family:  Adoxaceae, moschatel

Plant origin:  Croatia

Form:  herbal extract

Parts:  flowers and berries

 


BEST FOR DRY, COMBINATION, AND OILY SKIN

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • astringent
  • anti-inflammatory
  • emollient
  • antiseptic

BENEFITS

  • protecting
  • firming
  • anti-aging
  • moisturizing
  • cleansing

FUNCTION

  • active

The flowers of the elder are used for their anti-inflammatory, emollient and mild astringent properties. Its active constituents are terpenes, flavonoids, phenolcarboxylic acids (such as caffeic acid and ferulic acid), mucilage and tannins. Elder is healing for injuries, infection and various skin conditions. Elder blossoms are used for both oily and dry skin in facial steams, cleansers, scrubs, lotions, moisturizers, soaps, toners and salves. Elderflower water is a classic herb used as a toner and reputed to be one of the beauty secrets of many women. It makes a good aftershave tonic and has been used to calm sunburn, reduce enlarged pores and reduce eye puffiness when used as a compress. Elder also makes a relaxing bath herb and benefits dry hair when used in shampoos, conditioners and hair rinses. When used internally as a tea or tincture, elder helps to clean the pores from the inside.