Althaea Officinalis

Marshmallow root is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, known for its soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties it has been used to treat digestive, respiratory and skin conditions.

This mucilaginous and polysaccharide-rich fluffy root is a superb hydrator, nature’s alternative to man-made hyaluronic acid, it is capable of plumping up each cell with a boost of hydration. It is supportive to both our lipid barrier and microbiome, by offering a wealth of B vitamins, lecithin and phytosterols – all of this in turn further supports long lasting hydration.

A few of its other notable phytonutrients are betaine, quercetin, ferulic acid and selenium. Its unique mineral profile alongside its polysaccharides are what make marshmallow so deeply hydrating, with the ability to break up stagnation within the tissues and introduce fluidity.

It provides many benefits to the skin:

Soothing properties: it has natural anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help to calm irritated or inflamed skin. It is particularly effective for people with sensitive or dry skin, as it can help to reduce redness and flakiness.

Hydrating effects: marshmallow root contains high levels of mucilage, a natural substance that helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated. This can help to prevent dryness and promote a more supple, youthful appearance.

Antioxidant properties: a rich source of antioxidants, important for protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals, helping to prevent premature ageing and improve the overall health of the skin.

Wound-healing properties: used for centuries to promote wound healing and skin regeneration. It is often used in natural first aid creams and ointments to soothe and heal cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Support as we age: Marshmallow root contains a range of natural compounds that help stimulate collagen production and improve the elasticity of the skin. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by the body and is essential for maintaining skin hydration and elasticity. It helps to keep the skin plump and firm by retaining water molecules. As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases, which can lead to dry, dull, and wrinkled skin.

Marshmallow root contains high levels of mucilage, a thick slippery substance that has a similar structure and function to the hyaluronic acid produced by the body. By providing a botanical version of hyaluronic acid, marshmallow root can help to improve skin hydration, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Some studies have suggested that marshmallow root extract will also help to stimulate the production of of our own hyaluronic acid in the skin.

Our marshmallow root is certified organic and sustainably wild harvested in Albania.