Yarrow's most ancient use is in healing the skin. Yarrow has antimicrobial and pain relieving traits and is wonderful for soothing skin that is prone to irritations. It is also deeply nourishing and restorative. It aids in healing broken capillaries and is ideal for sensitive skin as well as problematic skin
Apart from Vitamin C, cloudberries are rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that shields the skin from harmful free radicals that attack proteins like collagen. Essentially, helping you prevent wrinkles, dryness, and lackluster skin
The antioxidants found in Chaga essentially eliminates any oxidative stress that may be rampant in the skin and prevents the onset of wrinkles, discoloration, and acne. Chaga skin benefits include its innate ability to restore elasticity to the skin while doing a great job of aiding in collagen production. Chaga has a unique form of Betulonic acid notorious for skin regeneration. Depending on the extent of damaged skin, Chaga can aid in the restoration and regeneration of skin cells that would effectively help in bringing back the natural look of your skin.
For ages, Native Americans have valued Labrador Tea (or Ledum Groenlandicum) for its therapeutic properties, using it to heal burns and treat chapped or inflamed skin.
Rose & Rosehips
Wild (Nootka/Dog) Rose calms skin irritations, improves overall hydration and lessens the appearance of scars and fine lines. Rosehips are anti inflammatory and are a potent source of antioxidants for food and cosmetics
Korean beauty praises birch tree sap for its ability to reduce inflammation, purify, and hydrate skin. It contains 17 amino acids, minerals, enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins, all of which are beneficial for your skin. Korean beauty brands love birch juice because of its healing and anti-aging properties.
Spruce is a stress reducer, rejuvenates tired and aging skin. It is soothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and calming to the mind.
Astringent properties of Fir Balsam is effective in treating acne, mild injuries, sores and insect bites. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties also help with eczema, skin diseases and poor skin. It also prevents premature ageing due to its antioxidant properties which help to fight against free radicals.
Willow naturally exfoliates skin and clears pores to give skin a clearer, healthier appearance. It contains powerful antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental stressors. Willow also reduces clogged pores helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Pine essential oil is also touted as having anti-inflammatory effects. In theory, such effects could do two things: Ease symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and rosacea.
Poplar oil is antiseptic and encourages skin cell proliferation. It is especially helpful with red, irritated skin.
Juniper berries have antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help in the fight against acne and breakouts. They also help balance the sebum production in the skin by reducing excess oil production. This reduces the clogging and blocking of pores which can cause acne and breakouts.
Nettles are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be exceptionally helpful in easing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. They also have an amazing astringent property that allows them to shrink and tighten the top layer of our skin and aid in minor skin injuries like scrapes and annoying razor nicks.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients. Together, these may support your skin's ability to fight inflammation related to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and premature aging
History tells us fireweed poultice was favored for burns, bee-stings, and aches. Its soothing properties makes it an ideal ingredient for rashes. Because it is anti-inflammatory and shows anti-microbial effect it can help with irritated, troubled skin.
Glacial Clay is a unique and rare Canadian natural resource. First Nations used it for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Studies show that glacial clay is highly beneficial especially to oily, acne-prone skin, as well as blackheads and large pores.
In Canada, the spiritual, ceremonial and medicinal history of this sacred grass is quite profound. Sweetgrass gently moisturizes your skin.