Arnica extract has been researched extensively because it possesses antibacterial, antitumor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and immunomodulatory activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including sesquiterpene lactones and their short-chain carbonic acid esters, flavonoids, carotenoids, essential oils, diterpenes, arnidiol, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, coumarins, phenolic acids, lignans and oligosaccharides, etc., are found in different parts of the plant.
What this means for your skin is that arnica is a beneficial plant for taking down inflammation and for moving blood waste. Traditionally used to ease bruising in the skin, studies also show that arinca is beneficial for any inflammatory condition in the skin such as eczema, psoriasis, cystic acne, rosacea, and premature aging from sun exposure.
We grow our own meadow arnica on our micro-farm in Sausalito, California and we also source arnica from the mountains of the western United States for our skincare. All our arnica is grown organically and without the use of pesticides of any kind.