Elderflower & Rhubarb Soap
A long-lasting, soft, gentle, creamy and frothy soap for all of the family. Unfragranced and vegan, it is suitable for everybody. Made with a rich blend of oils and creamy cocoa butter infused with pasturised elderflowers and rhubarb for extra soft and supple, young-looking skin.
Elderflowers are nutrient & antioxidant rich. Some of the nutrients found in elderflower include Bioflavonoids, Choline, Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids, Pectin and Tannins. They also contain vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex. These give the elderflower its anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antiviral properties. They help to reduce pore size and have been found to assist in relieving a wide variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis & acne. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in vitamins, flavonoids and quercetin. They are rich in bioflavonoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing. The anti-microbial and anti-fungal compounds in elderflower help to keep the skin healthy and clear. They balance out excess oils helping to prevent break-outs.
Ancient Chinese medicine prized Rhubarb for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities and often used it as a purgative or laxative to treat digestive issues. When news of rhubarb’s medicinal use spread, Europeans imported it via the Silk Road, where it fetched a higher price than sought after plants and spices like cinnamon, saffron and even opium.
Rhubarb boasts plenty of antioxidant compounds including Vitamin C, beta-carotene, phenolic acid, anthocyanins and more. In fact, rhubarb has been proven to pack an even greater antioxidant punch than kale! Together, these powerful antioxidants help neutralize the aging effects of free radicals. They protect the structural integrity of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and help your skin remain plump and wrinkle-free for longer.
Pigmentation is your skin’s first line of defense against UV exposure. When the skin is exposed to UV rays, an enzyme called tyrosinase triggers the skin’s melanocytes to release melanin, resulting in dark spots and uneven skin tone. Plants from the Polygonaceae family – like rhubarb – are tyrosinase inhibitors that can brighten the appearance of these spots of hyperpigmentation.
- Sodium Olivate
- Sodium Cocoate
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
- Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
- Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower)
- Rheum Rhabarbarum (Rhubarb).