WHITE WILLOW BARK
White Willow Bark comes from the Salix alba tree, indigenous to Europe and Western and Central Asia. Its history as a therapeutic agent is ancient, with records dating back to the time of Hippocrates (around 400 BCE) when individuals were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. This bark is a natural source of salicin, a compound similar to modern-day aspirin, making it a precursor to the pain-relieving tablets we're familiar with today. Holistically, White Willow Bark is perceived as a harmonizer, helping to balance internal disruptions manifesting as pain or inflammation. When it comes to skincare, this bark offers a multitude of benefits. Rich in salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), it naturally unclogs pores helping to reduce acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties alleviate redness and irritation, while its astringent nature refines pores and balances oily complexions. Modern skincare formulations frequently incorporate White Willow Bark for its clarifying and anti-aging properties. Bridging the realms of ancient herbal wisdom and contemporary skincare solutions, White Willow Bark stands as a timeless testament to nature's ability to heal and rejuvenate.