From the arctic mountains, Rhodiola Rosea



Rhodiola rosea, also known as the golden root is a plant that grows in extreme weather conditions. It can be found in the coldest regions of the world - especially in the Arctic, on sea cliffs and in the mountains, at a very high altitude.

Rhodiola has been used for several centuries by Russians and Scandinavians but also in Chinese traditional medicine (called hóng jǐng tiān) for its effects on the skin, mood and body.

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea


Rhodiola is considered an adaptogen plant, because it grows in such extreme conditions, this ingredient can help your skin but also your whole body adapt to stressful situations.

The 140 active ingredients boosts microcirculation and the production collagen / elastin. The extract of Rhodiola also protects skin and hair from environmental stressors like UV rays.

  • The roots of Rhodiola contain more than 140 active ingredients that are known to have many benefits for the skin such as boosting microcirculation and the production of collagen and elastin.

  • Rhodiola is also used to protect both the skin from environmental stressors such as UV rays and pollution.

  • Rich in powerful antioxidants (called proanthocyanidins), Rhodiola is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles — which has earned the plant the nickname of “anti-aging supplement of the 21st century”.

  • But Rhodiola’s reputation goes beyond the beauty industry as it has been proved that this plant’s extract can boost our immunity system and general wellbeing. As a matter of fact, Rhodiola is undergoing studies for its positive effects on the treatment of depression, severe fatigue and cancer.


Rhodiola can be found in different formats: as a vegetable oil or a food supplement. It’s particularly adapted during the long winter months and it is one of our star ingredients in our Winter Body Oil.

  • As a face oil, apply 2-3 drops of Rhodiola oil gently onto damp skin night and/or morning or mix with your moisturizer.

  • As a body oil, you may want to mix it with another plant-based oil such as almond or coconut. It’s a very powerful ingredient (hence very expensive) and a few drops will be enough.

  • You can also find Rhodiola as a food supplement. It’s a great mood enhancer especially during occasional moments of stress and fatigue (if you’re feeling depressed, make sure you talk to your physician about it).

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