Over time, our skin is exposed to damage from many sources. UV exposure, oxidation, and the steady passing of time can leave our skin looking worn and tired. But there’s an amazing, plant-based compound that can help keep your skin healthy while repairing and preventing the damage that results in the signs of aging. It’s called Buddleja Davidii Extract.
Commonly called “‘summer lilac” or the “butterfly bush,” this fragrant flowering plant has proven a valuable skin care ingredient due to its anti-aging benefits. This bush is native to the Chinese provinces of Hubei and Sichuan, and can also be found in Japan. However, it’s also made its way into the United States, where it’s been classified as an invasive species in several states, including Oregon and Washington.
The plant is prized for its ornamental qualities, and is also a valuable source of nectar for butterflies and some other insects. But beyond this, it’s becoming used in skincare products more frequently.The fast-growing shrub is shown to help protect skin from photo damage, oxidative stress, and UV radiation.
Buddleja Davidii Extract contains a powerful antioxidant with soothing and moisturizing properties. This active ingredient helps prevent the appearance of aging. It’s considered as the Natural DNA bodyguard by stimulating skin’s self-repair functions.
Buddleja davidii is loaded with antioxidants that help fight back against skin aging and inflammation. It also helps stimulate your skin’s self-repair functions, improving the overall texture and appearance of your skin.
Extract from the butterfly bush has been clinically proven to help protect against damage from UVA rays. This wavelength of UV light from the sun is associated with accelerated skin aging, so products with Buddleja davidii extract can help you avoid skin damage and stay safe in the sun.
Buddleja davidii is also high in amino acids, phytosterols, and polysaccharides, which help contribute moisturizing properties to skincare products, and soothe dry, irritated, or damaged skin.
In their stem cell form, Buddleja Davidii provides immediate and high protection against photoaging, which is the premature aging of skin from exposure to UVA rays. This is especially important, as sun damage can contribute to the signs of aging.
Extracts from the buddleja davidii, like many plant extracts, have powerful antioxidants and also help to reduce inflammation. Both of these properties are important in anti-aging skin care, as the antioxidants are protective against damaging free radicals and the anti-inflammatory property helps improve skin repair.
Summer lilac also has amino acids and moisturizing properties that can help hydrate, soothe, calm, and protect the skin. Here are just a few of the many benefits of Buddleja Davidii for skin care:
Antioxidant properties: Summer lilac is loaded with antioxidants that help fight back against skin aging and inflammation. It also helps stimulate your skin’s self-repair functions, improving the overall texture and appearance of your skin.
Soothes skin: Summer lilac is high in amino acids, phytosterols, and polysaccharides, which help contribute moisturizing properties to skincare products, and soothe dry, irritated, or damaged skin.
Protects from sun damage: Summer lilac has been clinically proven to help protect against damage from UVA rays. This wavelength of UV light from the sun is associated with accelerated skin aging, so products with summer lilac extract can help you avoid skin damage and stay safe in the sun.
This powerful extract is a key ingredient in the CHARLÍS Nourishing Anti-Aging Toner, which hydrates, restores pH balance, and brightens to reveal softer, smoother skin fully prepped for your skincare routine.
In addition to Buddleja Davidii Extract, the CHARLÍS Nourishing Anti-Aging Toner also utilizes the following ingredients:
ORGANIC ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE: Aloe Barbadensis is another word for Aloe Vera. Aside from being a staple in your mother’s medicine cabinet for sunburned skin, this amazing plant has been used by different civilizations for centuries for a range of skin care, health, and medicinal purposes. It’s a great moisturizer and also helps wound healing and skin regeneration in general.
ALPINE ROSE: Grown on the slopes of the Alps, Alpine Rose (aka Rhododendron) eliminates senescent skin cells, increases skin elasticity, nourishes skin stem cells, and helps reduce and repair damage caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation. Alpine Rose really sets itself apart by its ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen makes up the foundation of your skin and is responsible for giving you a smooth, youthful complexion.
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA: Extracted from the fruit of a small tree, this sweet-smelling oil is great for toning, cleansing and gently antiseptic. It soothes skin irritations, minimizes the look of scars and other marks on the skin, and also helps even out skin tone by influencing melanin production.
ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL: The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.