Bearberry - Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi
Bearberry extract has a well documented ability to BRIGHTEN skin, heal UV damage, and banish sunspots and melanomas.
Bearberry also has a long history of use as a medicinal herb: the leaves were used by Europeans and Native Americans in traditional medicines. They used them to make tea to cleanse and heal the urinary tract. Of course, the plant has an even longer history as a popular food for bears, hence its name.
Studies show that the reason for bearberry’s brightening effect is its unique combination of antioxidants and other phytochemicals.
Among those is hydroquinone, one of nature’s most effective skin lighteners, and ursolic acid, which has demonstrated powerful anti-carcinogenic effects.
We include a bit of bearberry in our signature blend of wild Icelandic herbs because we think it’s a safe and effective way to support and nourish your skin over the long term and help it (and you) stay happy, healthy, and extra GLOW-y!
We harvest and pick our wild bearberry from untouched lowlands in the south of Iceland.