Helichrysum italicum - Immortelle

Helichrysum italicum, a member of the Asteraceae plant family, is one of the most miraculous and powerful healing plants. It is native to the Mediterranean region and the Balkans, where it has been used for its many medicinal properties for thousands of years. It is best known for its regenerative properties and the ability to promote wound healing, making it a popular ingredient in cosmetic anti-age products.

OUR IMMORTELLE PRODUCTS:

1. ORGANIC IMMORTELLE HYDROSOL (PRICE: 10€/100 ml (3.38 oz.))

2. ORGANIC REGENERATING IMMORTELLE FACE MOISTURIZER − IMMORTELLE'S ESSENCE (PRICE: 50 €/50 ml (1.7 oz.))

BUY: You can buy our products directly on our farm (Dilici 15, 6274 Šmarje, Slovenia) or you can place an order via email (send us your name and address, we will send you a pro forma invoice): ekokmetija.oljcni-gaj@outlook.com

DRAGONJA'S IMMORTELLE − Everlasting natural beauty


Our organic Helichrysum italicum grows in the Valley of the Dragonja River (Slovenian Istria). The lowest part of the Dragonja River has been protected since 1990 as a natural monument. On our organically certified farm Oljčni gaj Dragonja, which is also the seat of Biodynamic Association Ajda Istra, we grow Immortelle plant according to basic biodynamic principles and methods in order to protect and respect the environment as well as to encourage biodiversity. The flowers are hand-harvested in late June, in the beginning of July, taking into account the planting calendar of Maria Thun.

We produce helichrysum italicum essential oil and floral water or hydrolat/hydrosol, which are derived from steam distillation process. We also make immortelle's extract or macerated oil/infused oil.

In cosmetics, Helichrysum italicum is renowned for its regenerative, anti-aging properties and skin healing effects, and is often called "elixir of youth", "NATURAL BOTOX". It helps smooth both skin tone and texture, it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Most common Immortelle benefits:

DRAGONJA'S IMMORTELLE BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
Regenerating Face Moisturizer IMMORTELLE'S ESSENCE: contains 3 Organic Immortelle products, Organic Argan oil, Organic Shea butter, Organic Extra virgin olive oil and Vitamin E

Description: The Regenerating Immortelle Face Moisturizer − IMMORTELLE'S ESSENCE consists of solely organic and natural ingredients. It effectively REJUVENATES, intensely MOISTURIZES, NURTURES and PROTECTS the skin. It is handmade. Suitable for daily use for mature, demanding, normal/dry and sensitive skin. This powerful moisturizer is really rich in Immortelle ingredients produced on our Organic Farm, as it contains not only our Immortelle essential oil (Helichrysum italicum flower oil) but also our Immortelle hydrosol (Helichrysum italicum flower water) and infused Immortelle oil in our Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea Seed Oil). The synergy of all 3 organic Immortelle ingredients, organic Argan oil, organic Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, organic Geranium essential oil and organic Palmarosa essential oil PROTECT, STABILIZE and SUPPORT the natural SKIN REGENERATION. The cream penetrates quickly and deeply into the skin, thus enabling the active Immortelle ingredients to stimulate the skin's regeneration process and to accelerate cell renewal.

Its daily use ensures complete moisture, helps maintain the skin's firmness and gives a youthful appearance as well as restores its radiance.

The airless pump extends the shelf life.

Application:
  • Apply daily to the face after cleansing.
  • Before applying the Moisturizer, we recommend applying Dragonja's Immortelle Hydrosol for cleansing and toning.

Properties:
  • truly 100% natural and organic ingredients,
  • 4 main ingredients are produced on our certified organic farm,
  • free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives,
  • free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG,
  • never tested on animals,
  • vegan,
  • all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions.
					Consistency:		Moisturizer
					Application:		Daily
					Product Type:		Face Cream
					Skin Type:		Demanding Skin, Mature Skin, Normal/Dry Skin
					Brands:			DRAGONJA'S IMMORTELLE

INGREDIENTS (INCI):

Aqua, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water (Immortelle Hydrosol)*, Olea Europaea Seed Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)*, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Extract*, Argania Spinosa Seed Oil (Argan Oil)*, Butyrospermum Parkii Seed Oil (Shea butter)*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerine**, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil (Immortelle essential oil)*, Glyceryl Caprilate, Cetearyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cymbopogon Martinii Leaf Oil (Palmarosa essential oil)*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium essential oil)*.

* From controlled organic or biodynamic cultivation.
** Processed from organic ingredients.

MORE ON OTHER ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:

Organic Immortelle essential oil (Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil) It consists of a special compound, Neryl acetate, which prevents the degradation of collagen and elastin in tissue, thus contributing to firmer and tighter skin as well as inhibiting the aging process of the skin and smoothing out wrinkles. In addition, it soothes irritated and damaged skin. It has anti-inflammatory effect. Another unique compound of Helichrysum italicum are "Italodiones" (ketones) which are not found in any other essential oil. These ketones are responsible for its exceptional regenerative properties.

Argan oil (Argania Spinosa Seed Oil) which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in vitamin E, acts as an effective moisturizer, it can also give skin a youthful glow and reduce the visibility of wrinkles, especially suitable for mature skin.

Shea (Karite) butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Seed Oil); contains natural vitamins and fatty acids which makes it very nourishing and moisturizing for skin; aids in the skin's natural collagen production.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) prolongs the stability of oils, serves as a potent anti-oxidant to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals. As an active ingredient it has nurturing effect on the skin. It protects against damage caused by UV rays and prevents premature skin aging.

Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) has anti-inflammatory properties, acts as a moisturizer, softens, sooths your skin, helping it to build up a barrier against irritation and water loss, as well as to improve skin's hydration, elasticity and smooth appearance.

Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens) has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, which makes it beneficial for reducing acne, irritation and skin infection; used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin. According to Cunningham, it promotes. happiness and protection (Cunningham 2008, 90).

Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon Martinii Leaf Oil) has antiseptic, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory properties, has skin-regenerative and tissue healing capacity, in skin care is used to treat skin problems like dry skin, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. It has a floral scent, reminiscent of rose due to the high levels of geraniol. Its scent calms and clears the mind. It has moisturizing effect, accelerates cell renewal and regulates sebum secretion, making it suitable for various skin types and skin irregularities, especially for dry skin. According to Cunningham, its magical influences are love and healing (Cunningham 2008, 122).

IMMORTELLE HYDROSOL − DRAGONJA'S IMMORTELLE


Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
BENEFICIAL EFFECTS:
  • regenerates skin;
  • tightens, tones, firms skin;
  • boosts collagen production;
  • speeds the healing of incisions and abrasions;
  • reduces swelling and bruising, treats hematoma;
  • helps heal scar tissue;
  • soothes sunburns and reduces redness, skin irritations;
  • reduces skin inflammation related to acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea,
  • mild antiseptic effects

USES:
  • used as daily tonic, for irritated, mature, tired skin;
  • after-shave water;
  • as a refreshing water − spray on the face, body;
  • in an evaporator or humidifier;
  • for bath;
  • as an ingredient for home made cosmetics (soaps, creams, lotions, shampoos, etc).

OTHER INFORMATION
  • Country of origin: Slovenia; pristine Valley of the Dragonja River − Istria;
  • 100% natural and 100% organic;
  • No preservatives or additives used: consume it within 3 months after opening!;
  • Filtered to ensure microbiological integrity;
  • Microbiologically tested;
  • The immortelle plantation is treated in accordance with biodynamic methods and principles;
  • Immortelle flowers are hand-harvested in late June, early July, taking into account the calendar of Maria Thun;
  • Highly concentrated (we use onle the first 10% of the obtained hydrosol);
  • Ph between 4 and 5.

STORAGE

Store in a dark and cool place! Once opened, consume it within 3 months.

Packaging: Glass bottle (100 ml) with spray.


Hydrosol (100 ml glass bottle with spray ) price: 10 €;

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The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek terms helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The name in various European languages − Immortelle (in French) Everlasting (in English), Perpetuino and Semprevivo (in Italian), Siempreviva (in Spanish) − makes reference to the "eternal flower" because of its flowers that never wither, not even when dried.

One of the reasons Immortelle essential oil is so praised and precious is because it takes approx. 1 ton of immortelle to produce just 1 kg of essential oil, compared to Lavander, which yields 8 kg of oil.

In recent years scientific studies have shown what traditional populations have known for centuries: Immortelle essential oil can be used for skin inflammation, wound healing, for reducing the appearance of blemishes, the appearance of scars, for digestive problems, for supporting the nervous system and heart health and healing respiratory conditions, etc. The plant possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties. Traditionally, Immortelle has been used also to treat asthma, bronchitis, to alleviate disorders of the kidneys and the pancreas, to treat headaches, to treat various skin conditions, hematoma, to alleviate muscle pain, etc.

More on individual Immortelle products:

Essential oil has many different full-body benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Its benefits and uses:
  • reduces the appearance of wrinkles, regenerates the skin,
  • speeds the healing of damaged skin, reduces scars, burns, incisions,
  • alleviates irritated skin,
  • for acne treatment and skin allergies,
  • anti-inflammatory, antiviral,
  • treats respiratory problems,
  • helps with digestive problems, etc.
  • used as daily tonic, for irritated, mature, tired skin
  • after-shave water,
  • anti-aging: it tightens, tones, firms skin, boosts collagen
  • after sun, soothes sunburns and reduces redness, skin irritations,
  • speeds the healing of incisions and wounds,
  • reduces swelling and bruising, treats hematoma,
  • helps heal scar tissue,
  • reduces skin inflammation related to acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
  • used for mature, dry and irritated skin
  • prevents the development of stretch marks
  • for sunburns
  • anti-wrinkles
  • for post-operational wounds, heals scars
  • relieves muscles pain


Immortelle has therapeutic attributes, it helps with emotional exhaustion, it works against stress and has mile antidepressant effects. It is believed that it helps to open the heart and to move through emotional blockages and wounds and helps to reconnect with one's authentic core.

Sources:

Ascrizzi, Roberta and Flamini, Guido. (2017). »The antiaging properties of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G.Don essential oil: collagenase and elastase inhibition activities.« In 112 Congresso della Società Botanica Italiana, IV International Plant Science Conference (IPSC) (pp. 60-60). Università di Parma.

Chemistry of natural compounds. 2005. Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Helichrysum italicum Essential Oil and Its Terpene and Terpenoid Fractions. 41: 35–40. J. Mastelic, O. Politeo, I. Jerkovic, N. Radosevic. Https://doi.org/10.1007/s10600-005-0069-z.

Cunningham, Scott. 2008. Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent. Foreword by Robert Tisserand. Fourteenth Printing.

HerbalGram. American Botanical Council. 2015. »Helichrysum italicum: The Sleeping Giant of Mediterranean Herbal Medicine.« Issue: 105: 34-45. Giovanni, Appendino, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Alberto Minassi, Federica Pollastro,  Laurea Mauro Ballero, Andrea Maxia, Cinzia Sanna. Http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/issue105/hg105-feat-helichrysum.html?ts=1588335083&signature=7abe4b4f5bfb1cea6de6f1a9975700ac.

Veit, Myriam. 2014. Zdravilna kozmetika iz narave. Založba narava.

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