The Formula
Naturally Derived Antioxidants

Schwanen Garten Antioxidant Source™

Naturally Derived Antioxidants

  • Bioavailable antioxidant protection
  • Anti-inflammatory protection
  • Multi-active formula
  • Non-toxic and non-irritating
  • Promotes collagen and elastin synthesis
  • Reduces pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles

Key Ingredients

All of our formulas use phytochemicals and are absolutely free from any controversial ingredients including mineral oils, artificial colorants and fragrances, and genetically modified organisms. All of Schwanen Garten’s products are considered clean.

  • EWG 1 Propanediol

    Propanediol helps to enhance the absorption of ingredients into the skin and has hydrating properties. It is renewably sourced through a proprietary fermentation process that produces 56% less greenhouse gas emissions and consumes 42% less nonrenewable energy by using plant-derived glucose instead of petroleum-based feedstocks. Propanediol is certified 100% bio-based under the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program and is a 100% natural glycol alternative certified by the Natural Products Association.
  • EWG 1 Larix Sibirica Wood Extract

    Also known as Siberian larch, this extract is particularly effective in combating oxidation and inflammation while inhibiting melanogenesis, the production of melanin.
  • EWG 1 Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract

    Dry skin is associated with a weakened skin barrier and a reduced formation of epidermal proteins and lipids. Betula alba or birch bark extract increases hydration levels, minimizing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and strengthening the skin barrier.
  • EWG 1 Centella Asiatica Extract

    Derived from the tropical plant Centella asiatica or tiger grass, madecassoside is shown to be effective in alleviating and healing damaged skin. It works especially well in conjunction with vitamin C in rebuilding the skin barrier and in reducing inflammation and redness.
  • EWG 1 Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract

    Lavender aids in maintaining a calmer and more balanced complexion. Known to have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender extract is suitable in soothing and healing irritated skin.
  • EWG 1 Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract

    Rosemary extract has shown antioxidant properties, stemming from caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid, two naturally occurring components. Additionally, rosmarinic acid has a calming effect on the skin.
  • EWG 1 Origanum Vulgare Leaf (Oregano) Extract

    Oregano oil is the extract of the origanum vulgare leaf and is an effective natural antibiotic and antifungal agent, rich in antioxidant compounds called phenols. These phenols are antibacterial and protect against toxins as well as damage from free radicals.
  • EWG 1 Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract

    Thyme extract is naturally rich in the antioxidant vitamin C. It is also high in thymol, known for its antiseptic and soothing benefits making it acne-prone skin friendly.
  • EWG 1 Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract

    Better known as green tea extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract is a rich source of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), one of the most powerful antioxidants available. EGCG is composed of polyphenols that target free radicals, particularly those that cause UV-induced skin damage.
  • EWG 1 Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract

    Polygonum cuspidatum is a plant whose root is a good source of the potent polyphenolic antioxidant trans-resveratrol, which is considered the most bioavailable form of resveratrol. Also known as Mexican bamboo, and in traditional Korean medicine as hojang, this plant’s root’s extract not only helps thwart free radicals before they can damage skin, it also reduces signs of irritation.
  • EWG 1 Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract

    Scutellaria baicalensis root extract has been used for years as one of the many herbal preparations in traditional Korean medicine. Loaded with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids, scutellaria baicalensis extract has been shown to have antibacterial, antifungal and skin brightening properties.
  • EWG 1 Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

    Glycyrrhiza glabra extract, or licorice root extract, has shown to be effective in evening skin tone. One of its components, glabridin is a potent antioxidant known to be a skin-soothing ingredient that is especially suited for sensitive skin types.
  • EWG 1 Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract

    Derived from the flower heads of chamomile plants, the chamomilla recutita extract acts to inhibit the inflammatory factor in the skin. In particular, chamomile flower extract is effective in soothing sensitive skin and can help to regulate sebum production.
  • EWG 1 Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract

    Zanthoxylum piperitum fruit extract contains a large amount of vitamin C and tocopherol (vitamin E) which protects the skin from external stressors and has excellent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. In addition, it is a natural preservative.
  • EWG 1 Pulsatilla Koreana Extract

    Also known as the Korean Pasque Flower, this native perennial plant is grown in Korea and used in traditional Korean medicine. It is a natural preservative and the root contains saponin, shown to have skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.
  • EWG 1 Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract

    Usnea Barbata (Lichen) extract can serve as a natural preservative and deodorant agent. Usnic acid, its main biologically active component, has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing promoting effects.

CAP-e Antioxidant Capacity

CAP-e is a preclinical measure that determines the bioavailability of antioxidants and its efficiency in entering into and protecting live cells from oxidative damage. (i.e. vivo by NIS Labs)

A CAP-e number is then generated to state the biological antioxidant penetration and protection by the product.

This graph shows that the Schwanen Garten Exclusive Antioxidant Source™ has 15 times more antioxidant capacity than flavonoids.