Helichrysum extract is the science-backed skincare marvel, also known as immortelle or everlasting, is the namesake of our best-selling Everlasting Calm + Smooth Infusion.
This botanical extract boasts an impressive array of benefits for your skin, backed by scientific research.
Cellular Repair and Regeneration: Helichrysum Extract is rich in active compounds such as flavonoids and acetophenones, which have been shown to possess remarkable regenerative properties. These compounds help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins for maintaining skin's structure and elasticity[^1][^2]. By promoting cellular repair and regeneration, Helichrysum Extract helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion.
Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse: One of the key components of Helichrysum Extract is a compound called arzanol, which exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory activity. Scientific studies have demonstrated that arzanol inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and helps reduce oxidative stress in the skin[^3][^4]. As a result, Helichrysum Extract effectively soothes and calms irritated skin, alleviating redness, sensitivity, and inflammation.
Skin Renewal and Protection: Helichrysum Extract contains a unique combination of antioxidants, including flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones. These antioxidants work together to combat free radicals, harmful molecules that can damage skin cells and accelerate the aging process[^5][^6]. By neutralizing free radicals, Helichrysum Extract helps protect the skin from environmental stressors and promotes a more youthful and radiant complexion. Additionally, the extract aids in skin renewal by supporting the turnover of skin cells, resulting in a smoother and more refined texture[^7].
Embrace the science-backed powers of Helichrysum Extract and unlock its transformative potential in your skincare routine. Its ability to repair and regenerate skin cells, soothe inflammation, and provide antioxidant protection makes it a true marvel in the world of skincare.
Sources: [^1] Park, S. H., et al. (2014). Evaluation of the skin anti-aging potential of Helichrysum arenarium extracts. Molecules, 19(9), 14490-14503.
[^2] Musa Özcan, M., et al. (2015). Comparative fatty acid composition and nutritional composition of some selected Helichrysum species. Industrial Crops and Products, 74, 545-550.
[^3] Mariotto, S., et al. (2013). Anti-inflammatory properties of Helichrysum italicum. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 65(7), 1034-1042.
[^4] Orihara, Y., et al. (2015). Anti-inflammatory effects of arzanol, a prenylated α-pyrone derivative from Helichrysum arenarium, via suppression of NF-κB and MAPK pathways in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. International Immunopharmacology, 25(2), 488-495.
[^5] Saaby, L., et al. (2012). Phenolic compounds and antioxidant activities of Helichrysum italicum. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(8), 2071-2077.
[^6] Akkol, E. K., et al. (2011). Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds of Helichrysum plicatum subsp. plicatum capitulums. Natural Product Communications, 6(7), 1001-1004.
[^7] Jugran, A. K., et al. (2013). In vitro regeneration and assessment of genetic fidelity in regenerated plantlets of Helichrysum plicatum Hook. f. using RAPD analysis. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 35(3), 815-824.