- Alpine lichen extract is a lichen extract used as a deodorant and a preservative in cosmetics.
- Alpine lichen extract is said to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
- Alpine lichen extract may irritate the skin.
- Usnea is sensitive and will absorb air pollution, especially sulfur dioxide, a by-product from combustion of petroleum and coal. The Usnea harvested for this tincture is from a pristine area, an altitude of 5,000 feet, isolated from sulfur dioxide pollution.