In this article we are going to tell you what immortelle is used for, the cosmetic properties and benefits of immortelle extract, and how to use immortelle flower in your daily skin care routine.
The human being has always sought beauty and skin care, wanting to look younger, as a way to be more comfortable with oneself. And nature has always provided it, from ancient times to the present day, with the natural ingredients necessary to carry out this mission.
That is why today we are going to learn a little more about immortelle extract, one of those “magic ingredients” that were used centuries ago, and that today is a “must” in natural and organic quality cosmetics.
Origin and Benefits of the Immortelle Plant
The concentrated extract of Immortelle is obtained from the flowers of a plant whose scientific name Helichrysum italicum, which comes from Greek and means: helyos (sun) and chrysos (gold) “The Golden Sun”.
The helichrysum, or immortelle, is a Mediterranean plant that flowers and bears fruit in the winter months. You can find this plant mainly in Spain, France, Italy, Morocco or Greece.
A curiosity of this plant is that for many ancient cultures it was considered sacred and they protected it with special interest. In fact, for the Greek world and mythology, the flower of this plant was created by Zeus to protect people from lightning, spirits and fire.
The immortelle flower is widely used in natural and organic creams and serums for its important regenerative, moisturizing and antioxidant properties.
The yellow flowers of the immortelle leave an intense and peculiar perfume even when dried. Its aroma is delicate and subtle, reminiscent of a mixture of licorice, curry and other aromatic plants such as rosemary or thyme.
The aroma of the essential oil of immortelle or helichrysum, better known in phytotherapy as the golden sun plant, is unique and typically Mediterranean.
In fact, some curious people say that Napoleon recognized that he was arriving in his land, before he could set foot on it, by the famous smell of this flower.
Before going into detail on their properties and uses, it is interesting to know that the helichrysum or immortelle is the perfect plant for gardening lovers, because its care is really simple, it is a plant both indoors and outdoors, grows perfectly in rocky soils, dry, and withstands the cold without problems. The only care that we have to take in its cultivation is a good drainage and a change of substrate every 2-3 years.
But today, besides talking about its beauty and perfume, we are going to discover all the properties of the immortelle and why its use is so important in the world of natural cosmetics. That is why the best natural cosmetic brands use immortelle as one of the star ingredients in their most precious lines and products.
You will be surprised to know all the properties and uses of this precious plant.
Properties and cosmetic uses of Helichrysum or Helichrysum
In South Africa it has been used since ancient times as a medicine and in the preparation of recipes. Also in some Mediterranean regions it was used for cooking. Nowadays, it is no longer used for culinary purposes, although in Italy it is still used for the preparation of digestive liqueurs.
But it has not been until a few decades ago that its value in the formulation of quality natural cosmetics has been rediscovered.
The natural extract of immortelle or helichrysum contains numerous active principles such as: essential oils, triterpenes, organic acids, flavonoids, tannins, etc.
Recent scientific evidence has shown that the immortelle flower has medicinal properties and today there are many studies that highlight its properties: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiseborrheic, expectorant, diuretic, anti-allergic, digestive and hepatoprotective properties, among others.
Among them, for its use in natural and organic cosmetics, its healing, regenerating and antioxidant properties stand out.
For this reason, immortelle or helichrysum should not be missing in your cosmetics.
The extract of immortelle today
As we told you earlier, the immortelle plant, also known as the golden sun plant, has been used by many countries as a medicinal plant throughout history.
As of today, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved its use to treat skin inflammation.
In addition, it has a great value in the world of organic cosmetics, as it is considered the perfect ally to treat premature aging of the skin, and care for sensitive or irritated skin, acne, eczema, dermatitis, and even psoriasis.
It is the ingredient par excellence of anti-aging creams and repairing serums of certified natural cosmetics brands.
As you can see, immortelle is a natural botanical ingredient with highly beneficial properties for skin care.
Creams with a high concentration of immortelle have a very effective result due to their antioxidant power.
The antioxidant properties of this plant serve as a natural shield to protect us from all the damage to which our skin is exposed: pollution, stress, sun, poor diet… which are the main causes of premature skin aging.
Immortelle extract is the ultimate ingredient against skin aging, as it helps fight wrinkles and lack of firmness, while endowing the skin with a unique radiance and luminosity, helping to even out skin tone.
Therefore, if you travel to any of the Mediterranean countries in summer, do not hesitate to observe the beauty of this plant and delight in its special aroma, because it is one of the most complete plants that exist.
A plant that demands nothing, for all that it is capable of offering us.
What makes our immortelle extract special?
When we started looking for extracts, we were very surprised, since the industry that offers natural cosmetic ingredients makes extracts with very low percentages of plant (%-3%).
The properties of plants can be extracted in several ways, although we will leave the details for another more specific article, we anticipate that the main method of extraction is the maceration, and through the maceration we can obtain 3 types of extracts:
If we macerate the plant or flower in glycerin of vegetable and organic origin.
if we use vegetable oils (first cold extraction and organic) to macerate the plant or flower for 40 days.
tinctures or alcohol
if we macerate the plant or flower in alcohol for about 15 days.
The industry adds approximately 1% of the plant to reduce the cost of the extracts. We found many companies that offered us between 1 and 3% of the plant, but it did not seem enough, so after months of searching, we have managed to get a glycerinized extract of immortelle with 20% of plant of the total, i.e. between 7 and 20 times more than the average for the cosmetics industry.
It makes the product more expensive, but the results are so visible that it is worth not skimping on the cost of this extraordinary raw material.
Do you know in which products we include immortelle extract?
If you follow us and know our products, you may have already guessed that it is part of our Anti-Age LineThe Anti-Ageing Line, and the Facial Toner, which has become an essential part of our daily beauty routine.
You can find immortelle extract in the following Saper products:
Illuminating Antiox Serum
the jewel in the crown,
with a light emulsion that instantly illuminates the skin thanks to mica particles.
– Anti-Pollution Firming Cream: the
The most premium and nourishing of our anti-aging cosmetics with an immediate absorption, it moisturizes and repairs the skin in depth.
Fresh Flower Tonic:
essential in your beauty routine, it provides extra hydration to your skin, with regenerating, soothing and revitalizing active ingredients. Glycerinated immortelle extract helps to retain moisture in the skin, in addition to providing all its properties and benefits.
We hope you liked the article, our goal is that you have more and more information about quality natural cosmetics, so that you can consciously choose the best products of the best cosmetic brands that exist in the market, and you can get the best results, knowing how to formulate a natural cosmetic of the highest quality.
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