Edelweiss, the most treasured flower of the Alps, grows in altitudes between 1700 and 2700 meters. In order to cope with the intense exposure to sunlight, the plant has developed several protection mechanisms, which our skin can benefit from when we apply a cream with Edelweiss extract. The powerful anti-oxidants found in the Edelweiss plant along with outstanding nurturing and replenishing properties are the basis for this line of completely natural cosmetic products. Athanor Edelweiss products are anti-allergenic and wrinkle-reducing; they stimulate blood circulation, skin renewal and cell elasticity and the result is smooth skin that looks and feels healthy and radiant.
With Athanor products the main concern is to increase skin health. During the course of our lives we are so impacted by environmental stresses, sunlight being only one of them, that it is very important to counteract those stressors with substances that increase our vigor, our vitality. This is what we do with Athanor. All ingredients are derived from nature and processed according to the life-force increasing principles of the bio-dynamic methods. Thus, with Athanor, we do not only work on our appearance, but go deeper than that: we stimulate the skin to go through its natural, normal functions. We feed it plant essences that enhance and support the natural process of skin regeneration and one can see the impact: the skin looks and feels alive and healthy.
Athanor is Biodynamically Grown and Certified 100% Natural
Organic agriculture works to enhance the harmony between all components of a natural farming system. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people. Of course, organic agriculture works without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or other chemical inputs.
The biodynamic method of agriculture takes organic a step further. Developed by Rudolf Steiner, it strives to integrate the purest of all elements of our world: from sun and moon, and soil and water to the animals that make up a farm's ecosystem. All of these living components work in relationship with one another and are connected to and by the cosmos. It is with this understanding that Athanor's Edelweiss flowers are grown.
Biodynamic cultivation, like organic agriculture, enriches the soil and yields plants that have not been burdened with synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Biodynamic cultivation, however, adds additional measures such as carefully processed biodynamic preparations to further support the earth and the crops. Natural sprays comprised of homoeopathic doses of silica and compost as well as preparations from herbs such as Chamomile, Dandelion, Nettle and Yarrow, bring abundant life to the soil and support the cultivation of our delicate Edelweiss plants. These preparations further connect the earth to cosmic rhythms and distinguish biodynamic agriculture from organic farming.
Since these plants are grown, processed and certified according to Swiss and EU organic regulations, but not certified according to the US National Organic Program's regulations, Athanor cannot claim on the packaging that they are grown organically.
All ingredients in this product line are 100% natural, and a major portion is grown according to EU or Swiss organic regulations. Athanor never uses any products derived from petroleum such as petrolatum or Vaseline, or any other synthesized chemicals.
All this is independently inspected and certified by Ecocert of France, one of the leading international organic and natural certification agencies. The Ecocert 100% natural cosmetics standard was born out of necessity, since neither the EU nor the Swiss organic regulations allow organic certification for cosmetic products. Every year, the Athanor facility is inspected and the production process as well as all ingredients are carefully examined for their proper origin. If you would like to know more about Ecocert, visit their website at www.ecocert.com.
What Sets Athanor Apart From Other Skincare?
Athanor Edelweiss skincare is all dermatologically tested and is proven to have the following qualities:
Neutral to skin with a pH of 5.5
Reduces wrinkles and developing skin lines on an average of 22.5%, up to 90%
Improves skin structure, texture and firmness
Excellent moisturizing and nourishing effects
Supports against aggressive environmental influences such as air pollutants and UV rays
Promotes softer and silkier skin
Athanor Edelweiss cosmetics does not practice or promote animal testing. All plant extracts used in the Athanor Edelweiss cosmetic line originate from the Swiss Alps. Some of the plants are wild harvested, and a large portion of the ingredients is grown under European certified organic cultivation. The products do not contain any preservatives, synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, or substances derived from petroleum or paraffin. Athanor products have been proven to be hypo-allergenic and wrinkle reducing, and the powerful anti-oxidants found in Edelweiss plants help restore skin health by neutralizing damaging free radicals.