Epilobium fleischeri (willowherb) extract

Epilobium fleischeri, also known as Alpine willowherb, is a plant extract that has documented skin-calming and antioxidant benefits, largely from its impressive mix of polyphenols. Although some of the information around this plant is more folklore than fact, isolated compounds (chiefly a class of polyphenols known as flavonoids) from this plant have been extensively studied and proven to be helpful when applied to skin.

References for this information:

Phytotherapy Research, July 2018, pages 1,220-1,240; and August 2016, pages 1,287-1,297
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, October 2014, pages 316-346
Journal of Plant Ecology, September 2008, pages 149-159

See Epilobium angustifolium extract

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