Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is a real Alpine “survival star” that grows at 1,346 meters, where it is exposed to high levels of UV radiation. There the Edelweiss flower has to contend with extreme temperatures. Edelweiss is a natural expert in self-protection. Bellefontaine's Edelweiss extracts are produced from a selected variety of Leontopodium alpinum, using a unique high-altitude cultivation process in the Swiss Alps for an abundance of active compounds.
Not only life in the high altitudes, but also its sophisticated blooming process make the Edelweiss such an extremely rare and precious Alpine plant. Edelweiss does not bloom in the first year of culture and it can only be harvested from the 2nd to the 4th year of its life.
Bellefontaine’s Edelweiss is extracted from a botanically and chemically well-defined plant that ensures total traceability from seed to active ingredient. With the respect to sustainability, the Bellefontaine’s Edelweiss is harvested under strict rules and regulations.
Unique features of Edelweiss flower
Rare Alpine plant, sustainably and organically cultivated according to Bio Suisse organic standards and Fairtrade principles
Contains high level of Leontopodic acid
Strong anti-oxidant, radical scavenging and DNA protection propertiesstress markers
Supports, in vitro, the skin’s crucial protective barrier, enhancing its resistance to external stress factors, and preserves its natural balance
Provides a new level of protection for an ultimate skin sensation
Rebalances, in vitro, UV-induced oxidative and pro- inflammatory stress markers