Elemis cultivates new superbotanical

Elemis have cultivated a new superbotanical in the British countryside alongside their team of agronomists. Night Scented Stock (also known as Matthiola Bicornis) is high in the essential fatty acid, Omega-3, and has an excellent level of Vitamin E – 10 times more than many other known natural oils used in skin care.

Now, for the first time ever, Night Scented Stock is being grown on a commercial scale in England solely to extract oil from the seeds for use in skin care.

The revelation that the seeds of this ornamental plant are abundant with skin-nourishing oil is an industry first, because it is currently grown on a relatively small scale, the product is lovingly cultivated in small batches preserving the integrity of this very special oil.

Grown on a farm in East Anglia that has been run by three generations of the same family for over 50 years, and which has a reputation for specialist crops, the family's expertise and experimentation in crop diversity has brought this innovation exclusively to Elemis, and ultimately, to Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil.

Night Scented Stock naturally broadens biodiversity as it blooms in the evening thereby attracting nocturnal wildlife. However, it is also a species which is sown in spring and harvested in autumn, providing a natural habitat on the farm at times of the year when the land would be otherwise empty or growing agricultural crops. Night Scented Stock flowers in July attracting honey bees and butterflies, further supporting the ecosystem.

Oriele Frank, Elemis' co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, is pictured with the Night Scented Stock crop.