Everything You Need to Know About Edelweiss

Everything You Need to Know About Edelweiss

Aging can affect many organs, and the skin is among the most affected ones. The natural mechanisms that hold our dermis together become slower and less efficient as we grow older. As a result, our skin starts to sag, becomes dull, and starts to show wrinkles and fine lines.

Your skin becomes more sensitive when its shielding mechanisms become less efficient, so even just a few minutes of sun exposure may cause dryness and redness.

The good news is, it’s not too late to take care of your skin correctly. Sea Active Skincare offers a range of products that were formulated to protect your skin and replenish it. Some contain ingredients like Edelweiss extract, which harnesses the full power of nature to prevent aging for as long as possible.

How Does Aging Affect the Skin?

Understanding how skin aging happens is essential to delay this inevitable process for several years, along with the help of the right products. Natural aging occurs as the number of fibroblasts or the principal constituent cells of the dermis starts to decline over time. Fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin, the two vital substances that maintain the connective tissues under the skin’s surface, help restore the epidermis, and keep the whole structure intact.

Aging also results in a decreased efficiency of oil glands producing natural oils (sebum), which leaves the skin unprotected, dry, saggy, and dull.

It is critical to use ingredients that will help supplement the skin with collagen and elastin or help the cells reproduce these substances to slow down the most evident signs of aging like wrinkles.

Unfortunately, several other factors may also harm the skin, including pollution, exposure to weather agents, and the use of harsh cosmetics. In particular, exposure to harmful sunlight significantly speeds up skin aging. Sun exposure causes the skin to lose resilience as UV rays encourage the production of damaging free radicals.

These highly-damaging substances can severely harm the skin and the whole body. They speed up the appearance of brown spots, damage your elastin and collagen reserves, and may even increase your risk for skin conditions and cancer. Using products that contain the right ingredients, such as Edelweiss extract, is vital in protecting your skin from the sun and other harmful agents.

What is Edelweiss?

What is Edelweiss? 

Edelweiss takes its name from the German word “edel” and “weiss” that mean “noble whiteness” because of the color of its flowers, and its sturdiness and resistance.

Edelweiss takes its name from the German word “edel” and “weiss” that mean “noble whiteness” because of the color of its flowers, and its sturdiness and resistance.

Leontopodium alpinum mostly grows on limestone rocks. This herb is not toxic and has been traditionally used in folk medicine to treat respiratory ailments and stomach problems. The flowers of this herb are rare and have a short life span.

The rough beauty and purity of Edelweiss is generally associated with the Carpathians and the Alps and is used to represent alpinism. It also forms the national symbol of several countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, and Switzerland. According to folklore, gifting Edelweiss flower to your beloved represents a promise that you will always remain dedicated to your beloved.

How Does Edelweiss Protect Your Skin Against Aging?

To protect itself from the harsh conditions in which it lives, Edelweiss has developed these potent phytochemicals, which are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and chemo-protective characteristics.

By combatting inflammation and decreasing irritation, Edelweiss extract helps suppress the unavoidable reduction of living skin cells over time. This Swiss plant has soothing effects that are particularly beneficial for sensitive and reddened skin. It also contains antimicrobial properties that can cleanse your skin from harmful bacteria which may infect and clog your pores.

The Edelweiss flower acts on many levels. Its extract can help prevent damage caused by sun exposure by limiting the amount of UVA and UVB rays that penetrate your inner layer of the dermis and effectively prevents skin photoaging. Edelweiss is used in many sunscreen products as well as in the most effective anti-aging products.

Edelweiss extract also contains high concentrations of potent antioxidants that can stop harmful free radicals from destroying the cellular membranes and fibroblasts in your skin. It can slow down aging by keeping the structural compounds of your dermis intact. It can replenish your skin’s suppleness and firmness for a long time by halting the effects of the enzymes that degenerate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

Other Cosmetic Uses Of Edelweiss

Other Cosmetic Uses Of Edelweiss 

Other beneficial effects of Edelweiss on the skin include the following:

Anti-inflammatory

Edelweiss’s roots contain certain active ingredients, such as bisabolol, tricyclic sesquiterpenes, coumarins, and lignans that are effective in treating dermatitis and fluid retention.

Stem Cell Therapy

The stem cells of Edelweiss extracted from its apical meristem stimulate our skin stem cells and preserves it in the same way that the plant protects itself against the harsh climatic conditions of its natural environment.

Other Health Benefits Of Leontopodium

Like other herbs, the Edelweiss is used for particular health benefits.

Bactericidal properties

Edelweiss infusion is an effective natural remedy against tonsillitis, pharyngitis, ear infections, and bronchitis. It is also used to alleviate cough and treat tuberculosis and diphtheria, a severe contagious ailment of the upper respiratory tract.

As a Digestive

In Germany, people called this herb as the “stomach ache flower.” The extract helps treat diarrhea and dysentery. It is used in a decoction with milk and honey to treat heartburn resulting from acid reflux and digestion problems.

For venous thrombosis

The Edelweiss plant’s roots contain a chemical substance called Leo lignin that helps prevent rheumatic pain and the formation of varicose veins.

Lowers bad cholesterol

Edelweiss contains Beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol that has a chemical structure similar to that of cholesterol. This substance can lower the levels of harmful or LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Edelweiss in Sea Active Skincare’s products

Sea Active Skincare’s new skincare category, the DermaSeaticals, includes products that have been formulated with plant stem cells from Mushroom, Lingonberry, Orchid, Swiss Apple, Alpine Rose, Citrus, and Edelweiss, along with the benefits of seaweeds, to aid with skin regeneration.

If you are looking for a natural skin care product that can help restore your skin’s youthful essence after taking medications and radiation therapy, try Marine DermaSeatical® Skin Repair Serum w/ stem cells. For more information about this product, please visit Sea Active Skincare’s website today.