The edelweiss, adopted as the Swiss national symbol, takes its name from the German: Edel “noble” and Weiss “white”. In the past, the alpine flower was used in traditional medicine for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties. Today, cosmetic brands are interested in its different properties. It must be said that edelweiss grows at high altitudes and resists extreme climatic conditions, from extreme cold to powerful sunlight. Thanks to the numerous flower heads that cover it, the flower is protected from climatic variations. All these specificities have triggered the curiosity of biologists, who are at the origin of cosmetics.
The edelweiss has properties with multiple benefits for the skin. It is rich in antioxidants, making it a powerful anti-aging agent for mature skin to prevent the signs of aging. Its soothing and softening properties also make it an ingredient of choice for the formulation of moisturizers for fragile and damaged skin.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop has made it its asset of choice in its iconic facial skin care line, Drops of Youth™ which is changing its name to Edelweiss!
A new name for a new formulation, the edelweiss content is doubled. The new formula combines edelweiss stem cells and edelweiss extract, which contain powerful antioxidants, with naturally occurring peptides known to strengthen the skin’s defense mechanisms and barrier function. While most peptides on the market are synthetic, the ones The Body Shop uses are extracted from rice grains and therefore naturally derived.
Special mention for the Edelweiss beauty routine starting with Edelweiss Cleansing Concentrate to remove impurities in depth + Edelweiss Liquid Peel, a regenerating exfoliant + Edelweiss Daily Serum Concentrate, boosted care and antioxidant + Edelweiss Bouncy Jelly Mist, a gel mist to refresh the skin throughout the day.
Belle Luce Cosmetics
Belle Luce Natural Cosmetics has taken to the heights of the Valais region to cultivate a wide variety of mountain plants. Edelweiss is part of their organic production and is at the heart of their formulation for their precious care: STELLA ALPINA – face cream with edelweiss flowers. It is composed of Swiss glacier water (from Titlis at 3230 m) and verbena floral water with toning properties, as well as a synergy of natural botanical active ingredients from hemp, calendula and carrots. Thanks to their super-moisturizing and antioxidant properties, the skin regains its natural radiance! The edelweiss flowers activate the active anti-aging process, care for and boost delicate skin. A real little facial remedy, 100% natural.
The Drunk Elephant brand won us over with their philosophy of only blending ingredients with biocompatibility! Their sérum pour les yeux Shaba Complex™ contains edelweiss stem cells combined with potent doses of black tea ferment, niacinamide and copper peptides. Together, they work to promote a smoother, more youthful appearance around the eyes. With a unique combination of edelweiss stem cells and niacinamide, Shaba Complex™ helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The powerful antioxidants in Co-Q10 help prevent premature signs of aging due to environmental aggressors, while helping to fade age spots. Drunk Elephant can be found in Switzerland at Sephora.
Baby also benefits from the many advantages of edelweiss, which are found in the Uriage BABY care range. La crème bébé – 1st moisturizing cream intensely moisturizes the delicate skin of young children and protects it from drying out. Its formula with the natural complex Eau Thermale d’Uriage + Edelweiss bio associated with the vegetable squalane, creates a protective film. The skin is immediately and durably moisturized, soft and delicately perfumed. The extra gentle soap free washing oil with physiological pH gently cleanses, protects and nourishes.
Bébé – 1st Cold Cream is a multi-functional care. It nourishes intensely and protects the dry and delicate skin of baby against all the external aggressions.
L’Alpiniste is a range of care and beauty products dedicated to men and developed by the brand L’Alpage Suisse. The Moisturizing Complete Care Gel for Men is a global biotech care with a mattifying texture. It is composed of targeted ingredients, starting with edelweiss stem cells combined with Swiss glacier water and two types of stem cells (Swiss apple Uttwiler Spätlauber and Gamay grape), a fruit enzyme and a phyto-endorphin complex based on chaste tree extracts. The desired result: the skin of the face is hydrated for 24 hours with a lifting effect and reduced wrinkles. The complexion is radiant and the skin, soothed, finds its flexibility.