Better known as Swiss Edelweiss, this well-known mountain flower, belonging to the daisy or sunflower family, is found only at altitudes above 6000ft. Over thousands of years this ruggedly beautiful flower has adapted to the harsh, thin climate of the mountains and has developed exceptional protection against deadly UVA and UVB rays. 


Edelweiss is hard to find on the steep slopes of the Alps and it is a short lived flower, making it rare and may only be cultivated by those with extensive knowledge and hard to gain permits.


With an anti-oxidant powerhouse complex that is twice as strong as Vitamin C, Edelweiss, has free-radical reducing structures, chlorogenic acid (cleansing properties), beta sisterol (skin calming substance), and works deep in the skin to deliver critical moisture content and cell strength.


According to Swiss folk tradition, giving this flower to a loved one is a promise of dedication. At GS we are honored to give this incredible and beautiful flower to you in the Skinfood Ultra Vital and Skinfood Extra Riche moisturizers; our dedication and promise to deliver only the best in Swiss Skin Care.