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.
This line looks wonderfuI. I have been so excited and anxiously awaiting the release of your line. However, I am wondering if you offered a sample pack of these products? I would love to try it, but living on social security my budget is extremely tight, and even at this price point, the product is unreachable for me at this time. Thank you so very much. Keep up the great work!
Charlene Bollinger says
Hi Michelle! I am sorry I missed your comment when you left it. I hope sometime we can create small sample sizes so you can purchase and try these amazing products! You will LOVE them!
Thanks for your encouragement and faithful support. I hope you are signed up for our FREE Newsletter so you can catch every new product we release and specials we run, too!
God bless you,
Your product line sounds absolutely amazing!! Would love to give a try. Do you have a sample packet that can be ordered? I’ve seen other questions along this line but no answer.
Please advise when you get time.
Thank you very much. Looking forward to your reply . . .
Charlene Bollinger says
Hi Chris. Right now we do not have small sample size products available for purchase. Perhaps that is something we can put together in the future. If and when we do, we will let you know. Please be sure to sign up for our FREE Newsletter so you will receive all our email updates so you won’t miss it when we release new products and run specials you won’t want to miss. God bless you, Charlene
I bought your initial offering of Charlis, but I had to use up my previous product that I had just bought before I could open and start using Charlis. I did begin using Charlis now and do really like the product. I didn’t see any eye cream so I wondered, what do you use for an eye cream?
Charlene Bollinger says
We’re so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Charlis products! Charlene is currently working on formulating some new exciting products which you’ll love. Until then, as always, we recommend using all clean and toxic-free products.
Charlene Bollinger says
Hi Bonnie, This is Charlene. You will be glad to know that I have not focused on developing an eye cream because the face moisturizer works better than any eye cream you can find in the world. I use it morning and night around my eyes, on my face, and on my neck, too. It works perfectly on the delicate skin around your eyes. I love it! If you haven’t tried it, do! And let me know when you do and how much you love it. Blessings, Charlene ❤️