Elderberry is incredibly diverse: it boosts your immune system, is a sweet treat and a raw material for natural cosmetics. BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE uses its skincare talents in the NATURAL COMFORT line and thereby ensures that your feet are beautiful and soft.
Elderberry belongs to the honeysuckle family. Worldwide, there are around 20 species – the black elderberry (sambucus nigra) is the most common species in Germany. The bush can grow up to five meters high and it blooms in a bright, creamy white color. You’ve probably already tasted elderflower syrup mixed with sparkling wine – one of the most popular drinks in summer. Its round shiny black fruits, on the other hand, can be turned into elderberry juice – a local hero against the common cold. The seeds of the fruit can be turned into a valuable oil which can be used for cosmetics products.
Elderberry in natural cosmetics: softness and protection
Nothings makes the skin more supple than elderberry as an ingredient in cosmetics. It improves the skin’s elasticity, moisturizes, strengthens the skin’s barrier and reduces swelling – and all this makes it the perfect ingredient for foot care. BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE uses the powerful ingredient as an organic elderberry oil: it calms the skin of tired feet and legs. The phytosterols contained in the oil are similar in structure to the skin’s own cholesterols, which are among the most effective fats in the lipid layers of the outermost layer of the skin and are essential for keeping the barrier layer intact. Elderberry oil thus stabilizes the lipid layer of the skin and makes the skin wonderfully supple. Why don’t you try and see for yourself!
Here’s where you can find elderberry:
During the winter season, we recommend the Birkenstock Natural Skin Care Moisturizing Foot Balm as a quickly-absorbed and moisturizing foot cream which effectively nourishes dry and rough skin. In the foot cream, elderberry is joined by avocado and argan oil in organic quality. The rich moisturizing cream is suitable for normal to very dry skin.
Why don’t you also try the Birkenstock Natural Skin Care Nourishing Leg and Foot Oil? The highly effective moisturizing care provides intensive protection and consists of 86% of valuable organic oils. Once again right at the front: elderberry seed oil, combined with argan and sesame oil. Additional valuable oils, such as jojoba, babassu and evening primrose oil, in combination with our cork oak extract* and squalane ensure long-lasting and intensive moisturization, strengthen and protect the skin’s barrier and are proven to reduce skin roughness. The luxurious oil is suitable for all skin types but is particularly suitable for the care of dry and rough skin.
*Our products contain cork oak extract in varying concentrations. Its effectiveness was proven in scientific and clinical studies. For further information, please visit: www.birkenstock.com