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This versatile botanical provides an array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that offer benefits when applied topically.

Agricultural scientist Emma Johnson states, “Alfalfa contains a wide range of nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C and saponins. Beauty brands can harness these natural compounds to create gentle yet effective formulas.” She points to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects as being especially useful for improving skin health.

Consumer testing also demonstrates the positive effects of alfalfa for hair and skin. A recent trial of a nourishing hair treatment found that 95% of users reported improvements in smoothness, shine and manageability after 2 weeks of daily use. The star ingredient? A biocomplex containing sustainably-sourced alfalfa, known for its ability to strengthen locks prone to damage.

Product developer Lucas Gray is an advocate for ethical alfalfa farming in Australia. He partners exclusively with local growers engaged in best practices for water and soil conservation. "The regenerative agriculture methods used allow alfalfa to enrich the land it’s grown on, which provides the highest quality ingredients for my formulas," he explains.

With expert and consumer backing in addition to its renewable cultivation, alfalfa checks many boxes for wellness brands and shoppers alike. More companies continue including it in topical preparations as interest increases in this powerhouse botanical.

Alfalfa FAQs

Is alfalfa an antibiotic?

No, alfalfa does not have antibiotic properties and does not kill bacteria or treat infections. However, it does have antimicrobial activity thanks to natural chemical compounds like saponins, flavonoids and steroids. These help cleanse and protect skin against environmental damage.

What does alfalfa smell like?

Alfalfa has an earthy, grassy type of aroma when in its raw form. When properly processed and blended into skin care products, alfalfa loses its strong scent. You can expect our alfalfa-infused products to have a light herbal or botanical fragrance.

Can you be allergic to alfalfa?

Like most plants, alfalfa can cause allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms are usually mild, including rash, stuffy nose or digestive upset. People with sensitivity to mushrooms, soybeans or other legumes have a higher chance of reacting to alfalfa.

Is alfalfa high in protein?

Yes! Alfalfa leaves and sprouts are very high in protein content, which is why the plant is so widely used for animal feed. Applied topically, the proteins and amino acids in alfalfa can improve hair strength, shine and growth.

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