You have probably noticed that the majority of our catalogue offers ingredients that include a robust list of plant based ingredients. Plant-based ingredients are derived from natural sources and are free from synthetic chemicals, making them a safer and gentler option for the skin. Plants have been used as medicine for thousands of years.
Eighteenth century scientists began to study natural compounds discovering their medicinal properties were mainly due to a synergistic action of multiple constituents. Traditional study prior to this period, relied on isolation and study of a single compound.
Plants have been used to in many pharmaceuticals we use daily, such as aspirin. Medical Use dates back 6,000 years. Drugs.com describes Willow bark, used for centuries by various cultures around the world, including the ancient Egyptians, Greeks. The active ingredient in willow bark called salicin, was isolated in the mid-19th century by a German chemist named Johann Buchner as noted in Smithsonian Magazine. Salicylic acid, which is found in plants such as willow trees and meadowsweet is used in an everyday medicine, by the name of Aspirin.
Using plant-based ingredients in skincare is a more environmentally friendly option as it reduces the dependence on synthetic chemicals and supports the use of natural resources. Plants are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. These ingredients can help to nourish and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.
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