Rhodiola Rosea, also known as ‘Golden Root’ or ‘Arctic Root’ is a yellow flowering plant that can be found growing on sea cliffs in the high altitude mountains of the Arctic, Europe, Asia and North America. It’s a well-documented medicinal plant used historically to treat fatigue, stress, depression, fertility and even gastrointestinal disorders. Rhodiola has a unique set of phytochemicals called rosavins that aren’t found in any other plant, making it a very unique and carefully studied botanical. Classified as an adaptogen, an herb that boosts your own ability to respond to stress, rhodiola root is gaining awareness and popularity by complimentary medicine practitioners and herbalists in the West. When used in skincare products, it boosts microcirculation, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and protects skin from environmental stressors like UV rays.
Daisy flower has a rich and storied history as a healing plant, offering multiple benefits to the skin. Listed on product labels as Bellis Perrennis, which translates as “everlasting beauty,” daisy extract has a unique combination of polyphenols that work as tyronase inhibitors that naturally suppress the production of melanin. The extract of these precious little flowers yield a high concentration of free-radical scavenging antioxidants and exfoliating acids that are especially friendly to sensitive skin types.
Reishi mushrooms contain a high content of polysaccharides, responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hydrate and retain water, and which are also imperative for skin repair and renewal. The extract also helps reduce skin inflammation, puffiness, wrinkles and free radical damage, while promoting cell regeneration.