Linden (Tilia cordata) is a species of Tilia, native to Europe. It is deciduous tree that produces delicate beautifully scented flowers that attract the bees. It grows 20-40 m tall and lives long, up to 1000 years.
Linden is rich in flavonoids, phytosterols, polysaccharides, tannins, phenolic and ascorbic acids, essential oils and carotenoids that provide their antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiviral and emollient action.
Linden provides powerful antioxidant protection, slows down skin aging process. It offers water-binding properties, locks moisture into skin, makes it soft and supple. It acts as natural astringent, balances skin natural sebum production, tightens and cleans the pores, firms the skin. Tilia cordata soothes and calms irritated, itchy skin and scalp.
Linden flower extract used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.