You already know that it's important to keep your Clay Butter Cleanser dry and water out of the in as Roamer Skincare currently doesn't use any artificial preservatives, we truly do believe that nature can do the work! Introducing Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, or Phytocide Elderberry OS or to put it simply Elderberry extract. Our completely natural alternative to using a preservative!
The Elderberry extract that Roamer Skincare uses had Minimum Inhibitory Concentration test performed on it to assess the antimicrobial benefits. The results showed that Elderberry extract was capable of inhibiting the growth of the test organisms which included E.coli, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus, C. albicans and A. brasiliensis. Now we won't pretend to know exactly what all of them are, but we are confident that it is good news!
It's not only the antimicrobial effects of why we love Elderberry extract, it's also an antioxidant titan! Antioxidants give your skin protection from free radicals which cause and impact cell damage and aging. Additionally, bioflavonoids which are in elderberries are known to help tighten the skin and aid in anti-wrinkle benefits.
One final quick positive note about Elderberry extract .... because it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antiviral properties it makes for a fantastic acne-fighter. Is there anything this ingredient can't do?!