We love organic plants and the wonderful cold pressed essential oils we source from them.
At Tromborg, we have been working with pure essential oils for decades and take a scientific approach to this. In addition to their many beneficial effects on our skin, these oils also offer aromatherapeutic qualities known for centuries for their nourishing and healing properties.
Pure essential oils serve plants’ needs before they serve ours. What they do for us, they have already done for plants. Natural essential oils are a complex mixture of hundreds of different compounds created by nature. They control the production of the plant’s vitamins and enzymes and generally regulate its functions.
Also known as the “lifeblood” of plants, essential oils act as “messengers” within the plant that help to coordinate and stimulate vital activities. The substances of these oils circulate in the plant tissue, pass through cell walls, bring nutrients into the cells and draw toxins out. The same happens in our skin, where essential oils bring oxygen to the cells and carry toxins back out. In fact, essential oils are one of nature’s best cleaners. Nature’s purpose for giving us humans aromatic molecules is to give us vitality, harmonious balance and protection. /...
Pure essential oils in the form of aromatic compounds (molecular ring systems) possess what is known as homeostatic intelligence. They are constantly working to restore and maintain our body’s balance, including our skin – homeostasis means equilibrium.
A pure essential oil with aromas from a beautiful plant has many positive effects, also for our skin – and is therefore not just another oil. The author Gertrude Stein once said with characteristic precision that “a rose is a rose is a rose.” That was her way of expressing what cannot be expressed: the inherent beauty, feel and scent of a rose.
When you smell flowers, you are smelling their essential oils – or in fact their natural aromatic ingredients, aroma rings – and it only takes two seconds for a scent to travel from your nose to the part of your brain that controls emotion and memory. Scents soak into our senses.
It is important to know that any scent referred to as a natural fragrance can only come from pure essential oils rather than from inactive, synthetic scent molecules produced in a laboratory. Only essential oils have aromatherapeutic properties and only pure essential oils have beneficial effects that help us relax, focus or increase our energy while also being used to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. Only such pure essential oils are capable of improving our health.
Aromatherapy is the ultimate therapy for our mind, body and soul.
Proteins are the building blocks that make up our body – and not least our skin. Proteins consist of small chains of amino acids called peptides. Our skin needs peptides to maintain and restore its structure and integrity.
Peptides are an essential part of Tromborg and are found in everything from our creams, masks and serums, to our Pep Makeup.
Peptides are naturally occurring in the skin and are needed to produce collagen and other complex skin structures, among other things. They therefore help keep our skin firm, supple and intact – all three of which are factors that help manage the skin’s aging process.
Peptides can communicate between cells (and skin cells) as well as act as so-called “messengers”. This communication is essential for cells to perform their functions properly and to work together to retain the skin’s natural, healthy balance. /...
Some of the proteins and molecules naturally occurring in our skin (such as collagen) are too large to be absorbed into the skin. This means that you cannot “just” apply collagen to your skin to improve elasticity. This is where peptides can make a significant contribution, because their smaller size enables these molecules to penetrate the skin and use their messenger function to stimulate the production of collagen. In other words, the peptides boost our skin’s own collagen production by letting it know when it needs more collagen.
As our skin ages, it loses collagen. This affects our appearance in the form of fine lines and wrinkles forming. By using peptides in Tromborg’s skin care, your skin is kept youthful and the aging process is impeded (anti-aging).
Since collagen is essential for the structure, tone and elasticity of our skin, peptides in Tromborg’s products can help protect and adjust collagen levels and thus play an important role in your daily anti-aging skincare routine.
The peptides in Tromborg’s products thus affect many biochemical processes in the skin simultaneously, providing optimal effects and promoting anti-aging in collaboration with other potent bioactive ingredients.
- / Anti-age effect / Stimulate and restore collagen production and reduce degradation / Smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the skin / Strengthens the skin alongside other bioactive skincare ingredients
WILD TYPE PLANTS
At Tromborg, we are wild about plants – not only the organic kind, but also Wild Type plants. These are the native species that grow in the wild or have existed in their natural habitat for centuries. Among them are Wild Type plants from the northern hemisphere, which are the cornerstones of our Beauty of North line, among others.
Wild Type plants in the form of trees, bushes, grasses, wildflowers and herbs are found in their natural wild habitats in forests, wetlands and grasslands. They have grown from indigenous wild seed stocks. This is what we are referring to when we say that plants used in Tromborg’s Beauty of North line are Wild Type. They represent true nature in the ultimate sense.
With Wild Type plants, Tromborg has gone “Above Organic” – and in doing so helps to preserve local natural landscapes by not cultivating them out of respect for the resources nature has given us. /...
Wild Type plants offer a wide range of both health- and beauty-related benefits. They are naturally highly nutritious, for example, containing high concentrations of minerals, vitamins and other active ingredients. This is due to the fact that Wild Type plants live and grow in their natural habitats, where they make use of nature’s resources.
Wild Type plants cannot be certified in the same way as organically cultivated plants can, since they grow in the wild without being monitored. You cannot control their environment, which is why there is no way to certify them. But Wild Type plants obviously grow in optimal conditions for being organic naturally, since they choose their own habitats and use the nourishment already existing in the soil.
Wild Type plants must have confidence in their surroundings, robustness, creativity and authenticity if they are to spread, flourish and thrive in their natural environments and habitats. Because they are not fertilised or watered daily, their roots must grow far and deep to find and absorb the most possible nutrients. This requires that Wild Type plants are incredibly good at being creative and adapting to whatever conditions nature has in store for them. This explains why Wild Type plants have a strong energy structure and are very rich in antioxidants.
– Verbascum Thapsus
One of our favourite Wild Type plants is royal candle, which was once referred to in Danish monasteries as suitable for removing women’s wrinkles. Royal candle was first described in Danish by the first Nordic doctor, Henrik Harpestreng, who lived in the 13th century. He studied at the famous medical school in Salerno in southern Italy, before becoming the doctor for King Erik Plovpenning and the canon of Roskilde.
He was known for his skill and great knowledge of the effects of herbs and wrote Liber herbarum, a Latin nook about Scandinavian medicinal herbs handed down through the generations, in which royal candle is mentioned. Harpestreng describes royal candle as a warm and dry herb that purifies the evil liquid that comes from cold and moist conditions.
The herb was probably originally introduced to Scandinavia by monks and nuns in the 12th and 13th centuries. Many monks and nuns had in-depth knowledge of plants and herbs acquired through studies of ancient scriptures and medicinal manuals from Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. They used this knowledge to import plants and herbs into Denmark and other countries, where they then developed the cultivation methods further. Cistercian monks from Esrum Abbey were among those who cultivated royal candles in the monastery’s herb garden (from where it later escaped into the wild) and described how the juice of the flowers “takes away the wrinkles that are on the foreheads of the old girls”. /...
Such is the powerful testimony from ancient times about the role of royal candle as a “magical plant”. Since the monks introduced it to Scandinavia, royal candle has spread and had over 900 years to adapt to the northern climate and soil conditions. It is therefore now regarded as an indigenous plant with natural habitats throughout the Nordic region.
Royal candle is a biennial plant with deep roots to absorb water. The leaves are broad and oval, some of which grow into a lance shape and reach 10 to 40 cm in length, including the stem. The so-called cauline leaves are elliptical to lance shaped. The leaf system is designed so that the rain drips from the small leaves at the top onto the larger leaves below, which in turn funnels the water down to the roots. This enables the plant to survive in dry habitats.
Today, royal candle grows wild in uncultivated grasslands and wildflower meadows as well as in forests across the northern hemisphere, including Scandinavia and North America. The plant thrives best in natural and wild habitats.
Its leaves, roots and flowers have antiseptic, astringent, emollient, antimicrobial, antioxidant and soothing/calming properties, especially for sensitive or irritated skin. It also has anti-inflammatory effects thanks to iridoid glycosides and flavonoids, which reduce inflammation. This means that the extracts of royal candle found in Tromborg’s creams provide softening, astringent and anti-inflammatory effects, and – as the monks of Esrum Abbey learned – alleviate skin problems and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.