The Use of Resurrection (Myrothamnus flabellifolia) Extract in Skincare

The Use of Resurrection (Myrothamnus flabellifolia) Extract in Skincare

Following on from his last episode on the remarkable compounds in the Resurrection bush, Myrothamnus flabellifolia, Gus goes into detail in this episode on the positive effects of each one in terms of healing and restoring skin. With trehalose to protect the membranes of skin cells from the environmental drivers of aging, and arbutin to […]

The Remarkable Compounds in the Resurrection Plant (Myrothamnus flabellifolia)

The Remarkable Compounds in the Resurrection Plant (Myrothamnus flabellifolia)

The Resurrection Bush (Myrothamnus flabellifolia), so named because of its ability to desiccate completely in drought and then come back to life in the presence of moisture, contains many compounds of interest. These include several antioxidants, the carbohydrate trehalose, the glycoside arbutin and various tannins and flavonoids. All of these play a role in protecting […]

Back From the Dead – Africa’s Extraordinary Resurrection Bush

In the dry season it shrivels up and appears to die completely. But, at the first drop of rain, it miraculously comes back to life. This is the incredible Resurrection Bush, Myrothamnus flabellifolia, from southern Africa. Myrothamnus contains unique compounds that protect its cells during the periods of desiccation and enable them to rehydrate fully […]