Marshmallow is much more than a squishy, sugary lolly. While todays version of a marshmallow is simply syrup and sugar, the natural form, Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis), is a herb native to North Africa, Europe and West Asia and boasts some pretty impressive qualities. It is not only anti-inflammatory, it is healing and softening. Recent research has also been able to prove it is able to speed up the rate of cell regeneration.
This sweet, salty, mucilaginous (aka slippery, gooey), cool, moist herb is an excellent choice for warm, hot and dry skin conditions. It is also used as a dissolver of hardness like lumps and bumps in the skin.
Hot & Dry Skin Conditions
> Dry Skin, including dry psoraisis and dry eczema
> Ageing skin especially duing menopause
> Marshmallow is plumping and can help smooth out fine lines, even out redness and assist in the healing of small nicks and cuts in the skin
> Inflammation is one of the primary cause of many skin concerns and Marshmallow is the most anti- inflammatory of the common mucilages.
> Due to Marshmallow’s salty nature, and water is naturally drawn to salt, it is an excellent emollient
> Softens and breaks up hard tissue
> Helps bring calm and balance to the skin
Found in our Calming Range for it’s anti-inflammatory, healing and hydrating properties, when combined with a synergistic blend of other powerful botanicals, it has the power to fight the ageing process, heal, rejuvenate, moisturise and sooth skin conditions that are defined by heat – like rosacea and sensitivity.