Known as a medicinal plant since ancient times, common mallow (Malva sylvestris) is a botanical genus encompassing approximately sixty species, eight of which are native to Croatia. Among these species is the black or wild common mallow, known for its delicate flowers that span a color spectrum from pink-red to bluish-purple, making them valuable allies in skincare.
What makes the flowers of black common mallow truly special is their composition, containing up to 10% mucilage, primarily comprising high-molecular-weight polysaccharides with acidic properties. These compounds deliver remarkable hydration to the skin and possess anti-inflammatory qualities.
The vibrant color of the flowers is attributed to anthocyanins, plant pigments within the flavonoid group, which contribute to their astringent properties. Moreover, anthocyanins play a role in reducing the activity of enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, crucial proteins that uphold our skin's firmness, youthfulness, and overall beauty.
Notably, the extract of black common mallow flowers, listed as Malva sylvestris Flower Extract in ingredient labels (INCI), has found its place in natural cosmetics. It serves as a soothing component suitable for various skincare needs, including baby skincare, addressing inflammatory conditions, and repairing surface damage. This particular extract is especially cherished by individuals with dry, sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation. It stands as one of the key ingredients contributing to the effectiveness of Fieldgood "ANTI AGE" cream, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and appreciative.