Sambucus Nigra/ Black Elderberry have a long history of use in folk medicine. They are one of the most commonly used medicinal plant for various skin and health benefits. Elderberries have a bluish-purple color due to their high levels of anthocyanins. Anthocyanidins are powerful antioxidant Flavonoids that are found naturally in blackberries, blueberries, and red and black grapes. These Flavonoids have the ability to support healthy skin. Research has found that Elderberry Extract has a recovery effect on skin cells that had been exposed to damaging UVB rays. It also showed that Elderberry has a good efficiency on scavenging free radicals. Elderberry extract helps to prevent breakouts and keeps your skin healthy and clear. These anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties also help reduce swelling and calms the skin.
Elderberry is an excellent choice for oily skin types or people prone to breakouts. It has also been shown to promote blood circulation and is packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E. These vitamins are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and help your skin balance out excess oils leaving skin with a more even skin tone. With the unique anti-aging and free radical fighting properties, elderberries and elderflower, act as natural detoxifying agents and help prevent distressing skin conditions like breakouts, boils, and scars.
Look for our New Face Products being launch later this month. They all contain this wonderful super fruit.