Iris root extract in cosmetics

Iris has been known since ancient times for its various colors, its peppery aroma, used in perfumery and medicinal root extracts. It is also called iris and is a flower from the Iridaceae family. It includes up to 300 species of flowering plants, distributed in different climatic zones – Europe, North Africa, Asia, and North America. There are many legends and legends about the beautiful flower.

Iris (Perunika) was the name of the beautiful sister of the god Perun. She planted a beautiful flower before she died of an unknown disease. In her honor, the god Perun called it iris, marked its root and it turned rose-red, gaining divine power.

In ancient Greek mythology, Iris, a Greek word for “heavenly rainbow”, is the goddess of the rainbow, depicted as a beautiful maiden with long saffron wings. As the rainbow is connected with Heaven and Earth, Iris was the mediator between gods and men and ruler of water. With a golden cup, she poured water from the river Styx, from the underworld of the gods. Iris gave this water to the clouds, and they watered the earth with the rains. This is how the connection between the three worlds – Gods, People, and the Underworld was realized. The beautiful plant’s rainbow-bright colors and ability to store water in its fleshy roots confirm its connection with Iris from mythology.

Supercritical CO2 Iris root extract (Iris germanica root extract) in action

The 100% organic extract from the roots of wild Bulgarian Iris is obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction. This is the most gentle, innovative method of extracting the useful ingredients from plants – without traces of chemical agents, the finest aromatic molecules, carriers of the priceless, healing substances from plants, have been extracted.

The content of iris extract includes tannins, descending substances, essential oils, isoflavones. Isoflavones are substances from the group of plant estrogens known to have the most powerful action among phytoestrogens. They slow down the aging process of the skin by limiting the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of structural proteins and the reduced synthesis of collagen and elastin. Isoflavones from iris stimulate the synthesis of binding molecules of the skin-epidermal junctions, strengthen the overall protective function of the skin and reduce the depth of wrinkles. They improve skin tone and hydration.

Supercritical extraction allows the extraction of an absolutely pure, authentic aroma with a balancing and harmonizing effect.

Benefits of CO2 Iris Root Extract

Anti-inflammatory effect – suitable for problem skin.
Active anti-aging action for the skin – increases its elasticity.
Acts as a strong antioxidant.
Reduces transdermal losses and restores water content in the skin.
Aromatherapevtic molecules – have harmonizing effect on the skin and mind.

Irris balm – intensively nourishes and softens

It has a completely natural composition and CO2 extract from the roots of wild Bulgarian iris. Delightfully softening and intensely nourishing. It stimulates the regeneration of the skin and slows down the aging process, restores its elasticity and tone. It envelops the skin with a fine soothing layer that protects against drying and the harmful effects of the environment.


  • Nourishes and protects the skin from superficial drying.
  • Leaves a velvety feeling of soft and hydrated skin.
  • Stimulates the skin regeneration process.
  • It slows down the aging process.
  • Balances oiliness in all skin types.
  • Helps with visible superficial capillaries.
  • It has a natural UV factor.

The Irris balm formula is enriched with easily digestible active ingredients:

CO2 Iris extract – maintains the water balance of the skin and protects against aging.
CO2 extract of Rosehip fruit – a natural precursor of vitamin A. It helps with damaged skin tissue and has a strong anti-aging effect. Helps fill in fine lines, both on the face and around the eyes.
Aloe Vera extract – hydrates, soothes, and nourishes the skin. It has pronounced anti-inflammatory properties.
Beeswax – covers the surface layer of the skin with a light protective film, allowing it to breathe at the same time.
Lipid complex of vegetable oils – jojoba, cranberry, apricot, coconut oil, linseed oil, sesame oil, rice oil, palm oil, and cocoa butter.

We don’t always need to use several different products to keep our skin young, radiant and beautiful. Irris balm provides effective day and night antiaging care for the skin of the face, décolletage and the delicate area around the eyes. With prolonged use, it gradually fills the appearing wrinkles.

Customer testimonials for Irris balm:


A. Staneva: “I am very satisfied with both the cream and the floral water. This is the second time I have bought it. I only use it as a night cream.”

R. Angelova: “Ecomaat IRRIS balm is the most effective cosmetic product I have ever used! For about 2 months of day and night care, the result was as follows: pores clean and shrunken beyond recognition, irritations are greatly reduced (I have very sensitive skin, with redness), a constant feeling of comfort and velvety softness. It’s exceptional!”

Irris thermal water – aromatic hydration for face and body

For a better hydrating effect, use Irris thermal water before applying Irris balm. It will create a softer feeling, and the moisture on the surface of the skin will stay longer.

The aromatic thermal water Irris refreshes and improves the condition of the skin. The active ingredients support hydration and have a soothing effect. The mineral particles of the thermal water are involved in the exchange processes, reaching the cells of the skin and normalizing their biological functions. Excellent care for smooth and hydrated hair.

For the curious

The peppery violet smell of iris is part of many famous perfumes as a middle floral note. See the story of the world’s rarest perfume ingredient in <BBC Travel article>. Learn why people continue to seek out the scent of iris, despite its high price.

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