Epilobium Fleischeri (Willowherb) Extract


Plant extracts

Epilobium Fleischeri (Willowherb) Extract description

_Epilobium fleischeri_, also known as Alpine willowherb, is a plant extract that has documented skin-calming and antioxidant benefits, largely from its impressive mix of polyphenols. Although some of the information around this plant is more folklore than fact, isolated compounds (chiefly a class of polyphenols known as flavonoids) from this plant have been extensively studied and proven to be helpful when applied to skin.

Epilobium Fleischeri (Willowherb) Extract references

  • Phytotherapy Research, July 2018, pages 1,220-1,240; and August 2016, pages 1,287-1,297
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, October 2014, pages 316-346
  • Journal of Plant Ecology, September 2008, pages 149-159

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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