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Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) is the most abundant flowering perennial in the Northwest. A gentle healer, fireweed is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and full of Vitamin C. Studies show its compound Oenethin-B effectively combats the bacterial overgrowth implicated in acne.
We mist often here at Wild Hill, because we love happy skin. Sad but true, facial toners are a crucial part of skin care routines that are often skipped. A well made toner improves skin texture, hydrates and corrects pH balance, which improves skin's function as a barrier. Toners also remove any last residues of makeup or pollution, and enhance the absorption of moisturizers that follow. Not bad for one small bottle!
Hydrosols are gentle and therapeutic, with many beneficial effects coming from all the water solubles molecules extracted from the plant (compared to the very strong oil solubles that make up essential oils) making them excellent natural treatments for daily use on the skin.
We sustainably harvest Fireweed when it flowers from clearcuts on Vancouver Island, then distil & tincture it at the height of freshness. Usnea tincture provides additional anti-microbial and anti-fungal support. Rock rose and Palma Rosa essential oils in tiny amounts boost skin repair and regeneration.
Use: Spray the face liberally and gently wipe away with a cotton pad. Repeat and leave on to soak in while adding serum or night cream.
Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed) Flower Distillate+ . Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate . Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed) Flower Extract+ . Usnea Barbata (Usnea) Lichen Extract+ . Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Alcohol*° . Essential Oils of: Cymbopogon martinii (Palma Rosa)* . Cistus ladaniferus (Rock Rose)* . Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)*
*organic +wildcrafted °food-grade