It’s time to rethink retinol. Retinol’s benefits are well-cited, but so are its harms—especially for new and soon-to-be moms and women with hormonal imbalances and sensitivities such as PCOS and endometriosis. At Elder Flower, we’re opting for a better, safer, natural alternative to retinol.
Meet Nephoria—an ancient botanical extracted from the leaves of the rambutan fruit, native to Southeast Asia. It’s a non-endocrine-disruptive skincare powerhouse.
And it makes you glow.
Here’s what makes Nephoria the perfect natural retinol alternative: Like retinol, Nephoria’s natural powers combat fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture. It supports natural collagen production, increases skin elasticity, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. All while being pregnancy and hormone safe.
It also works magic on sun spots and other signs of sun damage or hyperpigmentation conditions like Melasma (which is a super common skin condition often experienced during pregnancy worsened by too much sun exposure). Potent and soothing, Nephoria is a fantastic aid in treating these conditions—exfoliating, evening out skin tone, and unearthing your truest natural glow.
It’s up in the air how much retinol can be transmitted through breast milk, but its harmful effects on babies during pregnancy and breastfeeding are well-cited.
Nephoria is the perfect retinol alternative when breastfeeding; it does all the hard work with none of the harsh irritation or dangerous effects.
And after all, natural skin care is crucial in times of change and transformation. It’s a practice of respite and self-care.
Glow knowing you and your baby are safe, while supporting your hormone health.