Linden flower exctract
Linden (Tilia cordata) is a species of Tilia, native to Europe. It is deciduous tree that produces delicate beautifully scented flowers that attract the bees. It grows 20-40 m tall and lives long, up to 1000 years. Linden tree is significant in the mythology, folklore and literature of many North and Eastern European cultures. It was considered sacred and worshipped as a tree of truth, love and fertility.
Linden flowers have been used for centuries to treat a wide range of health problems including high blood pressure, headaches, digestive complaints, colds, flu and soothe nerves and anxiety. They are rich in flavonoids, phytosterols, polysaccharides, tannins, phenolic and ascorbic acids, essential oils and carotenoids that provide their antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiviral and emollient action.
Linden flowers also help to maintain youthful looking skin and healthy hair. They are widely used in beauty and skincare products.
Linden flower extract benefits for skin:
- provides powerful antioxidant protection, slows down skin aging process.
- offers water-binding properties, locks moisture into skin, makes it soft and supple.
- acts as natural astringent, balances skin natural sebum production, tightens and cleans the pores, firms the skin.
- soothes and calms irritated, itchy skin and scalp.
Linden flower extract is added to Atlantis Skincare Two Part Face Mask with Clay and Ginseng.