Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Customized botanical treatments for each particular skin condition

A Calendula field in Tuscany

In Italy what we commonly call “Erboristeria”is a sort of herbal pharmacy where our pharmacists, historically named aromatists, work on, study and practice ancient healing formulations based on the use of the natural herbs, to provide people affected by particular healthy problems with a customized cure.

Our pharmacists were strong believers of the effectiveness of the monks herbal knowledge,which the natural healing remedies they adopted and studied were based on.

A lot of Italians still rely on suggestions by their family pharmacist to obtain botanical remedies healing the skin,as for example the following ones;

Chamomile essential oil ;it soothes and calms irritation, relieves allergic reactions. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, treats capillary fragility, and helps calm eczema and allergic conditions.It also helps to heal rosacea.

Butcher’s broom and Licorice;they have a gentle anti-redness and anti-inflammatory action that reduces redness and improves the tone of uneven blotchy skin.Butcher’s broom is vasoconstrictor, improves circulation and reduce redness. Licorice; treats acne, calms allergic skin and improves condition of fragile capillaries.

Hawthorn and Horse chestnut stimulate and improve circulation with a special tonic effect on the capillaries, gradually helping to strengthen and minimize visible ones.Hawthorn; lightly astringent with tonic and healing effects especially for capillaries.Horsechestnut; healing, improves circulation, refreshes.

Sweet almond oil; emollient and highly nourishing traditionally used to prevent signs of aging and dehydration.

Karite’; a natural emollient, anti wrinkle, protective, and nourishing.

Lavender is known for its protective and healing properties, St. John's Wort is ideal for calming the skin after sun exposure or sunburn. The scent of Italian-grown Lavender Agustifolia is woodsy and floral, agreeable to both men and women.A Lavender, St. John's Wort and Wheat Germ Oil Body Lotion is ideal to soothe and hydrate dry, sensitive and irritated skin, to prevent dehydration and restores skin's tone and softness.
A botanical garden close to Rome.

During the past Italian alchemist and herbalist were used to using Calendula to heal scares. This flower indeed is able to accelerate the natural healing process of scars and stimulate skin tissue granulation when burns, abrasions and small plagues occur. Calendula optimizes also skin blood circulation by promoting an antibacterial activity.

Mallow;healing,decongestant,helps prevent age lines and reduce eye swelling.

Blue Chamomile essential oil which soothes and calms irritation, relieves allergic reactions

Rose is known for its antidiarrhoeal, purification, tonic and energizing properties. For topical use this plant is appreciated for its antiseptic, astringent and healing action. Rose again contains vitamin A, B, C, E, K, PP, tannins and pectin which are used for their astringent, healing and toning properties.

Rosemary & Almond Oil; Rosemary has been traditionally used to stimulate oily and dull skin, refines the skin texture, reduces and purifies clogged pores, antiseptic quality helps the healing process of skin eruption caused by acne.

Chamomile & Sweet Almond Oil; for the face, light and soothing oil, recommended to heal dry and sensitive skin.Anti-inflammatory,treats capillary fragility, helps calm eczema and allergic conditions. Reduce redness and evens the tone and color of the skin.

Lavender & Sweet Almond oil; Lavender (from Latin-lavare-to wash) is always been associated with cleaning and purification. Balances the natural ph of the skin, normalizes sensitive skin with blemishes. Mildly antiseptic helps prevent bacteria that cause acne and irritation, helps heal scars due to acne, and prevents blemishes.

Bitter oranges, organically grown in the south of Italy, have been traditionally used in medicine to provide antioxidants and free radical protection able to increase the skin's natural defense and to prevent cellular damaging.Oranges also  have an important cell regeneration capacity with mild astringent effects that refines the skin texture.

-Lemon-a natural purifier, anti-oxidant astringent and tonic, balances the natural ph of the skin.

The information provided on this site is for education purposes only and is not intended to assess, diagnose or prescribed for any medical condition. Always seek the counsel of a qualified health care practitioner for concerns.

A lavender field in Tuscany


Our Erbe skin care line is the perfect synthesis of the ancient knowledge of the Italian beauty culture formulations with modern technology, bringing the art of herbal alchemy into the 21th century and combining nature with science to put you on the healing track that treats your particular skin condition.

ERBE is recognized as the only brand reflecting the values of the Authentic Italian Beauty Culture.
ERBE has grown by word of mouth. Its first fans were advocates of natural beauty solutions and later the lovers of sensuous products. The passion of our customers attracted the attention of Beauty Editors and their enthusiasm for ERBE fanned interest in the products

ERBE’s comprehensive knowledge is combined with an abiding respect for nature. We have a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the organic processes and plant transformation. Our products are the result of expertise and experience, not faith or trends.

We control every aspect of our resourcing and production. We do not simply acquire commodity materials, nor do we hand responsibility for their transformation to a manufacturer. We are deeply involved in every aspect of resourcing and packaging. We not only know which herbs are used, but often the region and even the fields where they were grown and harvested.

Our organic botanicals are of indisputable origin. ERBE products are effective, gentle, pleasant and safe to use. Every item is conceived and formulated to promote healing and enhance beauty, while creating an agreeable feeling of well being.

ERBE products: truth in beauty. ERBE specializes in active principles of botanical blends, based on coldpressed sweet almond oil, evening primrose, wheat germ oil, jojoba, karite' and St. Johns' Wort. They incorporate extracts of calendula, burdock yarrow, mallow etc. and pure essential oils of chamomile, rosemary, lavender, rose, neroli, bergamot, orange and more. ERBE products are completely free of mineral oils, animal substances, synthetic fragrances, wax, colorants or dyes. Nothing is tested on animals.
Production Capacity: We have the ability to tenfold production and maintain our quality integrity.

Our product line consists of:

Skin Care Products: cleansers, moisturizers, distilled floral waters, eye contour creams, facial masks, face oils, serums, and solar products.

Body & Bath Products: body lotions, hand creams, bath & showers gels, vegetable soaps, body oils, bath oils.

Hair Care Products: shampoos, hair conditioners, hair oils.

Eau de Perfume: a collection of 11 fragrances; 9 single note perfumes and 2 blends of woodsy and floral notes. New combination fragrances are planned for the future. For women and men.

ERBE is designed for all skin types Our multi-use curative formulations target specific problems, and perform many important functions:

8 Provide essential nutrients and emollients
8 Encourage the skin to retain moisture and heal itself
8 Delay aging processes and improve the elasticity
8 Restore unevenly textured skin
8 Protect capillary fragility and reduce redness
8 Heal and prevent the appearance of acne
8 Balance sebum secretion
8 Improve circulation
8 Eliminate liquids and toxins from the skin

Some of our best selling products: our Chamomile Eye Contour Cream is an ideal day and night treatment that can be used as a make-up base. Chamomile Cleansing Milk: protective and emollient ideal even for the most sensitive skin. ERBE’s Mallow Protective Moisturizer, made with clove, carrot, evening primrose, jojoba, yarrow and lavender, is a protective day cream for all skin types that improves elasticity and targets irregular pigmentation to leave skin evenly toned. Rich in nutrients, anti-oxidants, and vitamins, the popular Royal Jelly Nutrient Moisturizer contains evening primrose, hops, calendula,chamomile and wheat germ oil to restore dehydrated skin. Rosemary & Propolis Moisturizer that gently purifies the skin without drying.

for further information please contact us at erbeitalia@libero.it,we are always very excited to start new collaborations with people willing to carry our line at their spas

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