Herb Of The Immortals
Helichyrsum is a popular herb used in anti-aging products. It is an emollient, moisturizing oil that can help reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and evens out the skin tone and texture.
WHY IS THIS HERB NICKNAMED “IMMORTELLE”?
Helichrysum, otherwise known as Immortelle, is one of the most incredible skin-healing, anti-aging herbs around. This is why the French named it after the word "immortal", meaning living forever.
BENEFITS OF HELICHRYSUM FOR SKIN
This flower is often referred to as one of the most miraculous oils in skin care for its regenerative, protective, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-cancerous properties. Many aromatherapists use it for releasing trauma stored within the body that manifests within the skin. Because of its intensely fragrant flowers, some refer to it as the Curry Plant—however, it doesn't actually smell like curry. It does have high pitched floral scents with hints of spice; but don’t let its scent scare you away from this skin-loving oil.
These golden little flowers have gained popularity in the world of skin care and rightfully so—their ability to regenerate new skin cell growth is rather impressive, making it a star ingredient for anti-aging, scars, wounds, sun damage, burns and rashes. Its emollient properties keep the skin hydrated by locking water in which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Generally, it is best suited for mature skin or damaged skin because it helps the skin to look more firm.
Regenerative: Helps boost the skins natural process of making collagen and new skin cells.
Protective: The high amount of antioxidants slows the process of oxidation which ultimately ages skin.
Anti-inflammatory: Contains enzymes that reduce inflammation both topically and internally.
Anti-aging: Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, firms and tightens skin.
Another use of Helichrysum oil for skin is on those days when you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun. Whether you were lying out by the pool for a little too long, or your afternoon hike was sunnier than you expected, Helichrysum essential oil can be used as a sun soother to calm irritated skin. Keep a bottle of Helichrysum on hand when traveling to particularly sunny or warm climates, in case of too much sun exposure.