Have a skin care issue? Nature has a solution. Today, I’m all about willow bark or salix alba

This isn’t your average bark. Oh, no. Willow bark contains contains salicylic acid, which removes dead skin cells and makes way for the fresh and bright (read: youthful) skin hiding underneath.

I’m particularly appreciative of willow bark’s multitasking prowess — not only does it remove dead skin cells, but it also brings anti-inflammatory properties to the skin care game. This helps to calm skin that’s prone to redness and irritation like rosacea and acne. And if that’s not enough, super bark willow bark also gently exfoliates, which helps to treat age spots, dry patches and discoloration.

Not bad for bark.

– Marisa

No, this is not the marshmallow of S’mores and Rice Krispie treats (though the fluffy white sweets were once made from the sap of the marshmallow plant root).

This is the marshmallow of your next level shaving experience.

The best way to understand the properties of the herb marshmallow root is to take a closer look at its official genus name: althaea officinalis. Althea means “to heal” in Greek. That really says it all.

This soothing herb is often used in skin care products to calm inflammation and is particularly healing for skin prone to acne, sunburn or dryness. Marshmallow root is specifically prized for its mucilaginous quality. Mucilage is naturally occurring thick, gluey stuff that is ideal for soothing and healing skin of all types.

Marshmallow root is a key ingredient in our All Natural Shaving Cream. Check it out. Start the healing.

– Marisa

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