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They’re certainly one of our favourite sweet snacks, but marsh mallow – or rather the nutrient filled root of the marsh mallow plant – is actually amazing for the skin.
According to Byrdie, the roots of the marsh mallow plant contain a thick, gummy substance called mucilage. The mucilage is extracted from the root and used for medicinal purposes. In addition to mucilage, the root extract contains a number of other ingredients that promote skin health, such as polysaccharides and flavonoids. In fact, marsh mallow root extract (MRE) has been used in folk medicine for a long time to, “relieve irritation or inflammation of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract, or to soothe the skin.”
When it comes to skincare benefits, the standout ingredient has evolved. Traditionally, MRE has been used to treat skin burns and insect bites. But as scientific studies have determined that MRE possesses antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects, the clinical uses of MRE have expanded.
Which is how we came across the firming mask for mature skin from Dr Hauschka.
Dr. Hauschka Firming Mask 30ml is a firming mask which protects and fortifies, as well as minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while nurturing and hydrating for smooth, supple, enlivened skin. Marsh mallow, together with rose and pansy support the skin’s natural processes of renewal. Rose water, rose petal extract and rose wax, as well as rose essential oil, mango butter and avocado and almond oils support elasticity as they pamper and enrich the skin. The skin’s vitality is supported and its moisturising properties are activated – for noticeably smoother and revived feeling skin.
Skin condition: For mature skin
How to use:
Apply a generous amount of Firming Mask to the face (include eye area), neck and, if necessary, décolleté once or twice a week. Remove after 20 minutes with a warm, damp cloth. For optimum skin care results, we recommend deep cleansing with Clarifying Steam Bath and Clarifying Clay Mask prior to use.