Willow bark skin benefits are derived from the bark that’s been shaved from the trunk, the inner bark is then processed, and extraction is completed using an aqueous extract.
It has been used for centuries as a treatment for headaches and other ailments due to its aspirin-like properties, as well as as an antiseptic, according to The University of Maryland Medical Center. Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant and is used in many acne treatments because of its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation. The Extract also contains “phenolic acids; such as salicin, salicortin, fragilin, populin, triandrin and vimalin, as well as flavonoids, tannins (gallotannins and catechin-type tannins) and minerals,” which all allow it to aid in skin rejuvenation.
Willow Bark Extract’s astringent properties are, thought to soften and loosen dry, scaly, or thickened skin so that it falls off or can be removed easily. Therefor a great option for cleansing and exfoliating.
- Salicin sourced from White Willow Bark will calm redness, soothe irritation, and can treat acne.
- Polyphenols are a phytonutrient, found in this plant, act as antioxidants fighting free radicals. Free radicals are destructive to skin cell DNA and cause the cells to age sooner.
- Your skin effectively absorb the vitamins and minerals offered by willow bark. The acids and tannins will tone and tighten the skin making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. Additionally, your skin will be primed and ready to drink up some of the best hydrating organic moisturizers.
- Contains powerhouse anti-inflammatory compounds that won’t let redness or infection stand a chance. The salicylic acid absorbs deep beneath the surface of the skin to treat the root inflammation that causes breakouts and flare-ups.
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