The Cardoon is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows abundantly and spontaneously in the dry regions of Southern Italy. Seeds collected in autumn yield a special ultralight oil that is rich in Phytosterols. Phytosterols of Cardoon are very important substances for skin care. They have an intensive repairing effect on damaged skin, and prevent irritation and skin reddening. Their capacity to slow down both aging and deep dermal weakening is also very important. In fact, phytosterols of Cardoon increase the production of young Collagen fibre, improving both skin firmness and elasticity.