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16/12/2020 /

The ARCTIC BOTANICAL COMPLEX is our unique blend of botanicals wild-harvested from North of Finland. In this Journal we have started to introduce our botanical ingredients that we are sourcing from the Arctic wilderness one by one. The article series continues with #1 of the complex; Chaga mushroom extract

The Chaga mushroom doesn’t look particularly impressive. It is a brownish-black fungus that grows on the bark of birch trees in very cold Northern climates. However, this superfood ingredient has many scientifically proven beneficial properties for the skin

Chaga has numerous health and healing benefits

Did you know that Chaga belongs to one of the most antioxidant-rich actives in the world? One factor to quantify how effective bioactive ingredients are in fighting free radicals is the ORAC value. Chaga has been measured with the ORAC score from 52,000 up to 146,000, more than any other fungus or berry. This bioactive ingredient

  • supports skin cell renewal
  • stimulates the synthesis of collagen
  • helps to plump up the skin
  • with prolonged use, it will significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Picking berries and mushrooms in the forests has a long tradition in Finland. Around the Arctic Circle, wild-harvested Chaga mushrooms are still a known ingredient for preparing a nourishing and strengthening tea. For centuries, Chaga has been used as a medicinal and healing fungus; its highly antioxidant effects are popular in Traditional Chinese and Korean medicine. All these hand-picked treasures are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals.

Read more about the other key ingredients in our signature botanical complex here:

Bilberry leaf extract
Pine bark extract
Lingonberry seed oil
Roseroot extract
Cloudberry fruit extract