Elder (Sambucus nigra) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, native to most of Europe and North America. It has been appreciated for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years and is considered sacred and magical in folklore and mythology of various cultures. It was believed that Elder tree could ward off evil influence and protect from witches.

Elder is a deciduous shrub or small tree that produces glossy dark purple to black berries that can be eaten when fully ripe, but are mildly poisonous when immature. They are used to make jam, jelly, chutney, wine and brandy.

High in vitamins C, B6, B1, B3, A, minerals such as iron, potassium and copper, flavonoids and amino acids, elder berries boost immune system, reduce blood pressure, improve heart health, treat cold and cough, promote bone strength and stimulate gastrointestinal system. They are also helpful to maintain a youthful looking appearance.

Elder fruit benefits for skin:

  • provides powerful antioxidant protection, prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • improves glow and tone of complexion, fades age spots.
  • promotes healthy and flawless skin.

Elder fruit powder is added to Atlantis Skincare Two Part Face Mask with Clay and Ginseng.