Helps to soothe tired muscles as well as tightening them. Improves circulation and blood flow and emollient properties soften and smooth skin.
Arnica extract, is the extract from the Arnica Montana (Mountain Arnica) plant. It is a wildflower native to parts of Europe and Siberia. It is a perennial in the sunflower (Asteraceae) family. The plant has the ability to endure extreme cold temperatures of the winter season. The vibrant yellow daisy-like flower blossoms in July and August. The source of the extract is fresh and dried flowers both possessing the medicinal value of this plant. It is cultivated in both Europe and North America for medicinal purposes.
Carbonic Acid is largely responsible for the many benefits of Arnica montana extract, stimulating circulation and improving blood flow which promotes the healing of bruises and sunburn and reducing healing time by stimulating granular tissue formation. This also induces a warm sensation when it is applied topically to the skin.
Arnica Montana extract contains both carotenoids and flavonoids providing antioxidants and sesquiterpene lactones for its ant-inflammatory properties. It also contains antiseptic properties from thymol essential oil, and emollient properties to smooth and soften skin.
Helenalin and flavanoids together help to soothe tired, stressed muscles. In skin care this is beneficial in reducing facial muscle tension that can contribute to premature fine lines and wrinkles.
All of these properties sustain potency when added to topical formulas.