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Epidermis & Sebum Balancer

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Inci:Glycerin, Aqua, Epilobium Fleischeri Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate

An Alpine Extract that reduces pore size and reduces sebum production in oily skin. Effective with sensitive skins as well. It has excellent Eco credentials.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

It is a clear, to slightly opalescent, amber to brown colored, slightly viscous liquid with a characteristic odour.
 
It is extracted from a rare Swiss Alpine plant called Epilobium Fleischeri which is cultivated at an elevation of over 1000 metres in the Swiss mountains.
 
This Willowherb plant is rich in both flavonoids and Oenothein B which are key compounds for sebum regulation and anti-inflammatory activities.
 
The individual materials that make up Epidermis and Sebum Rebalancer are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng) here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Excellent for oily skin products as it reduces the size of pores and regulates the sebum production.
 
It is non comedogenic and gives a very quick and visible improvement in the appearance of the skin.
 
Effective for sensitive skin types.
 
Add to toners and facial spritzes with calming flowers waters.
 
Use in gels for pre moisturising.
 
Combine in creams lotions.
 
Use in water based gel serums for oil free formulations to combat T zone oiliness.
 
Hair Care
As it regulates sebum production, this is ideal for use in conditioners and masks for oily hair and scalps.
 
 
 
Other
Recommended addition level 1-3%.
 
It is water soluble can cannot be used in oil only products.
 
Heat sensitive so use at at under 40°C or in stage 3 (cool down phase) when making creams and lotions.
 
Use in creams or lotions with Geranium which also helps to regulate sebum production.
 
With Chamomile and Lavender Flower Waters for sensitive skin toners.
 
Use in a cream or lotion with Rosehip Oil which also helps to reduce pore size.
 
Blend with high GLA oils like Evening Primrose and Borage to allow oily skin to behave more like normal skin.
 
Combine with Anti Acne Active Formula in products for acne prone skin.

RECIPES & BLENDS

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TRADITIONAL USE

Historical Information
Herbal extracts have been used for centuries as simple, but effective ways of addressing different skin problems. Often, the chemistry was not known or understood of what the action was but Swiss clinics were leaders in the field of using Alpine plants for this purpose.