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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Extract

Epilobium angustifolium extract is derived from a plant commonly known as fireweed or willow herb. It is known to have soothing, anti-aging and antioxidant effects on skin.  The extract of this plant is effective in the treatment of as eczema, acne, minor burns, skin rashes, and ulcers.

The tannins and flavonoids present in the extract are soothing agents because they are anti-inflammatory in nature, calming down reddened or sensitive skin.  The terpenes play an important role in fighting bacterial skin infections.  Studies indicate it starts showing soothing effects within 30 minutes of use. It regulates the sebum production in the epidermal layer of skin, which is beneficial for acne-prone skin.  Acne affected skin gets a two-way benefit of sebum regulation as well as a soothing effect on the skin.