Canadian Willowherb in Skincare

The Great Skin Soother



  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-redness & Anti-irritant
  • Fast relief from skin irritations
  • Ideal for men’s skincare
  • Soothes acne irritations

Favoured by Native Americans, Canadian Willowherb has long been used to soothe sensitive or environmentally stressed skin. Finally, it seems contemporary science has caught up, with independent human and laboratory-based studies finding that the Canadian Willowherb (Epilobium Angustifolium) Extract delivers a potent anti-inflammatory effect and acts as a soothing agent and anti-acne agent. It soothes acne-prone skin and reduces erythema induced by chemicals and UV (within 30 minutes of use). Used in sebum regulation, acne-prone skin, soothing, anti-inflammatory and sensitive skin.

Provides fast relief from skin irritations. Canadian Willowherb skincare products are ideal for men’s care, sensitive skin, anti-acne, after-sun, and oral care.

If you are looking for skincare with Canadian Willowherb as a key ingredient you might also look in the product ingredient list for Epilobium angustifolium extract; Willowweed; Willowherb or Fireweed.

Demonstrating measurable anti-redness and anti-irritant action, the ingredient has an equivalent effect to that of topical Hydrocortisone 1%. So why not simply stick to using Hydrocortisone? Because, Canadian Willowherb is a nifty natural ingredient that avoids the dermal atrophy linked with topical steroid treatments, meaning you can altogether bypass skin distress.

DO NOT confuse Willowherb with WILLOW BARK.  Willow Bark is a plant extract that contains salicin, a substance that when taken orally is converted by the digestive process to salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid – BHA). 

First Line of Defence

The scientific findings don’t end there. As a powerful antioxidant, Canadian Willowherb also prevents the cell damage otherwise inflicted by free radicals. Boasting greater oxyradical absorption than either the enzyme Superoxide Dismutase or L-Ascorbic Acid, this ingredient is gaining superstar status in botanical cosmeceuticals. For those clients suffering from confidence-debilitating acne, the ingredient’s antibacterial qualities work against Propionibacterium Acnes (p Acne), the bacteria responsible for the condition.

Long-neglected, Canadian Willowherb Extract is finally being celebrated in the skincare sector. A favourite ingredient in most of our Aspect and Aspect Dr products, from problem skin serums to the lactobotanical peels, at NASCENT Skin and Beauty Clinic now you can experience the benefits of this naturally occurring ingredient.

Please Note: Aspect Dr products feature higher-level active ingredients to ensure maximum efficacy without a prescription. These products are only sold at select physician, skin clinic and spa locations. If your purchase contains any Aspect Dr products – our Skin Specialist is required to speak with you regarding the use of these products before your purchase can be authorised and shipped.

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A Guide to Selecting the Best Skincare Products

Your skin is the bodies largest organ. Its major functions are protection, regulation and sensation. If our skin is not functioning to its full ability, these functions may become compromised.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of skincare options these days. Not only are there doctors, dermatologists, skin professionals and aestheticians telling you this or that, you also have YouTubers, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts flooding you with thoughts and ideas too. It’s no wonder there are so many skin issues and concerns these days. When you don’t know where to start or what information is reliable, how is your skin really going to respond? More importantly, the use of incorrect skincare products can actually exasperate your condition or cause additional skin problems.

The use of professional active ingredient skincare is recommended. The “Professional” skincare products we recommend on this site can only be purchased through certified stockists and practitioners who are required to provide their professional advice on the application of these products, (as opposed to those you can purchase over the counter (OTC) in the department stores and supermarkets). These recommended professional products contain;-

  • higher levels of active ingredients to boost your skin’s health and correct skin problems
    (OTC product lines have less active ingredients to minimise the chance of irritation to protect the buyer)
  • are backed by clinical studies
    (not exaggerated unsubstantiated claims)
  • are made in small batches and distributed to trained or licensed skin therapists, spas and salons to be supplied with professional advice on their use
    (OTC products are made for the masses and sold in department stores and supermarkets)
  • contain small molecule technology for dermal and epidermal penetration
    (OTC products that lack active ingredients, have large molecules which are not able to penetrate the skin. When a product can’t properly penetrate the skin, it will only “superficially” treat and temporarily provide relief to skin concerns. This gives the illusion that the products are working without actually treating the skin. Professional lines use molecular technology that penetrates the skin producing clinical results)
  • are packaged in airless pump packs to eliminate spoilage of ingredients  when exposed to the air
  • have pH balanced and adjusted ingredients – skin functions at its prime when the natural pH is between 4.5 and 5.5.
    (Often OTC products don’t take pH into consideration and will leave the skin in an alkaline state. When the skin is alkaline, bacteria and free radicals (such as pollution) can invade the skin)
  • do not contain unnecessary fillers and preservatives

Professional skincare often has a reputation of being “too expensive” but that is more often than not actually far from the truth. A good professional line will price their products according to the concentration of active ingredients versus fillers and are actually overall more budget-friendly. It is a common mistake to overuse products which leads to the perception that professional skincare is more expensive. Our Skin Specialist will advise you on the appropriate amount and when to use the products according to your skin condition and type.

When used properly, professional skincare products will last longer and work better giving you the ultimate bang for your buck. OTC products will have a lower upfront cost but over time can be similar in price or more expensive than professional skincare and won’t actually repair the skin condition being treated.

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