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Our Vesterålen Willow Herb is hand harvested every autumn from around the village of Alsvåg on the outermost coast of the breathtaking Vesterålen Islands. Willow herb is a common herb found all over northern Norway but we believe it provides Vesterålen some extra charm, giving colour to the landscape during long summer nights under the midninght sun.  

Once harvested we then dry the herbs and break them down into a powder, ready to be added to our Vesterålen Willow Herb products.

The health and skin benefits of willow herb include:

  1. Increase blood flow to the skin due to its antioxidants. 

  2. Can help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age marks.

  3. Can eliminate inflammation in the skin and ease the pain of insect bites and irritation.

  4. It has a soothing effect on skin problems like psoriasis or eczema.

  5. It can calm itching and irritation without the negative side effects that topical steroid creams have.

  6. Contains high levels of a tannin called oenethin B – this helps regulate skin sebum – making it an ideal ingredient for restoring your skin’s natural balance.

  7. Can help in fighting against the active bacteria associated with the outbreak of acne.