Arnica has been heard on everyone’s lips in the fashion world, including stylish fans and supermodels like Gisele Bundchen, Phillip Lim and Diane Von Furstenburg. But what is this stuff everyone’s buzzing about?
Arnica essence is derived from the Arnica montana flower, a relative of the daisy. Flowers in this family, known as Compositae, are often used as herbal remedies.
The essence of this flower contains antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Growing wild in Europe, it has been known to heal wounds, muscle aches and bruises since the 16th century.
How does it work? In skincare products such as our Gentle Cleanser and Rapid Eye Lift, arnica can decrease healing time of blemishes, mild scarring and acne as it stimulates white blood cell activity to increase circulation. Inflammation is reduced – leaving you with a glowing, primed canvas for makeup or light moisturizer, ready to rock a runway, board meeting or coffee with friends.