Plant extracts & derivatives

 

Plant extract aka botanical extract based skin care products are one of the biggest trends of beauty industry in recent years. Being naturally balanced and dense in active ingredients, botanical extracts are excellent fighters against skin aging and inflammation. 

 

Acmella Oleracea extract
Acmella Oleracea is an exotic plant, also known as Paracress. In the Indian Ocean region, it is called "Mafane". Reduces facial muscle micro-contractions, smoothes and reduces lines and wrinkles.
Acorus Gramineus
Acorus Gramineus Extract inhibits melanin synthesis and acts as a whitening agent for ultraviolet(UV) sensitive skin.
Aloe Vera
Easily absorbed by the skin, without being oily, aloe naturally diminishes skin sensitivities to calm irritation. Deeply hydrating, the plant’s potent compounds seal in moisture, plumping, firming and soothing the skin both on and below the surface.
Apple fruit
The Apple awakens energies and is said to have an exceptionally activating effect on the body. The scent contributes to an extremely refreshing and stimulating sensation.
Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) flower extract is obtained from organically grown plants. It contains a natural aspirin-like derivative that imparts anti-inflammatory properties to irritated skin conditions.
Arnica Montana - Mountain arnica
Mountain arnica flower extract is excellent for acne, rashes, tired and aching muscles, bruises, and sprains. It is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial.
Astragalus Membranaceus
This critical herb has immune-enhancing, antibacterial, antibiotic, and anti-viral properties and contains antioxidants, which protect our cells against free radical damage.
Hordeum Vulgare
Barley contains a large variety of vitamins, including beta carotene (provitamin A), thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamins (B12), pantothenic acid (B5), and folic acid (B₉), which all play an essential role in dermal cells metabolism and necessary for normal functioning.
Berry Wax (Rhus verniciflua)
Berry wax smoothens and softens the skin, moisturizes the lips and lends the hair a silky shine. It can guard the skin against harmful environmental factors by leaving an invisible protective layer.
Bisabolol - chamomile flower
Bisabolol substance comes from the chamomile flower, is antiphlogistic (antiinflammatory), disinfects, soothes. It helps reduce irritation and sensitivity associated with oily skin breakouts.
Bitter ginger (Zingiber Zerumbet)
Bitter ginger (Wild ginger or Zingiber Zerumbet) is a tropical plant from the ginger family that grows up to 3.9 ft tall. Its extract is a natural anti-aging ingredient for body care applications, especially for legs.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa or Actaea racemosa)
Cimicifuga racemosa is my herb of choice for PMS, pre-menopausal and menopausal conditions, also in breast enlargement formulas thanks to its estrogenic action.
Empetrum nigrum berries
It inhibits Matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP1) enzyme release, which is responsible for collagen destruction, and lessens elastase enzyme activity responsible for elastin destruction.
Black oat (Avena strigosa)
Intensely hydrates sensitive skin and hair, refreshes, invigorates and prevents dehydration.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
Blood orange extract is a perfect ingredient for skin care applications thanks to its high content of beta-carotene; vitamins C and B; organic acids, the most abundant of which are of the nature of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs); flavonoids.
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock, officially called Arctium lappa, is considered a healthy and nutritive food in China. Arctium lappa was used as a medicinal herb in Europe, North America, and Asia for centuries.
Caffeine - coffee beans
Caffeine stimulates, activates, firms, improves micro-circulation and plays an important role in breaking down body fat.
Calendula officinalis
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) extract has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties as well as benefits such as promoting the healing of wounds, skin repair and is famous for use on babies' skin.
Celtusome™ Eryngium - sea holly
Celtusome™ Eryngium is extracted from sea holly. Stimulates cell regeneration and the formation of dermis proteins.
Centella asiatica
Centella Asiatica extract is rich in saponins (centelloids), flavonoids, phenolic acids, triterpene steroids, amino acids, and oligosaccharides. Thus, it exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and barrier-replenishing effects on the skin.
Helps retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Works to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin. Known for it’s natural ability to produce a sunscreen effect.
Chamomilla Recutita - Chamomile
Chamomile extract has been used in several skin conditions including slow-healing wounds, inflammation, and infections. It contains a lot of bioactive compounds including several polyphenols and flavonoids with antioxidant and antimicrobial and significant antiplatelet effects.
Vitex agnus-castus
Chasteberry extract contains a phyto-endorphin with anti-oxidant and moisturizing effects. It makes the skin look more radiant.
Angelica sinensis (Chinese angelica)
Angelica contains phytoestrogens and many vitamins, saccharides, and essential minerals such as vitamin B12, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, fructose, glucose, and sucrose, leaving beneficial effects on the skin.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara)
Coltsfoot extract is a natural skincare ingredient is high in polysaccharides, vitamin C, and Zinc. It stimulates dermal regeneration and leaves soothing, softening, and antioxidant effects—a natural remedy for youthful and glowing skin.
Crodamol ISIS is a naturally retrieved ingredient containing Isostearyl Isostearate or ISIS. It's a very effective emollient which works in pair of natural skin lipid barrier, keeps water in epidermis providing optimal hydration and protection.
Siegesbeckia Orientalis
Darutoside is a molecule from the Asian plant Siegesbeckia Orientalis, has long been known for its wound-healing properties. Recent research has shown its ability to minimize the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating tissue regeneration and promoting the growth of the collagen matrix.
Purple coneflower
Echinacea (echinacea purpurea) extract is a certified organic ingredient that stimulates the body’s immune system. In addition, it is used as a preservative to rid microbial bacteria.
Leontopodium Alpinum
This botanical extract is derived from organically cultivated Edelweiss flowers grown at high altitudes in the Swiss Alps.
Sambucus nigra flower
Elderflower (Sambucus nigra flower) extract is extracted from organically grown flowers. The elder has been called‘ the cosmetic tree’ by some herbalists since nearly all the parts of it can benefit the skin. The flowers are used for a variety of skin problems, especially on inflammation or broken skin.
Inula Helenium (Elecampane)
The root of the Elecampane plant is the part used for Herbal Medicine. It has many medicinal actions, uses, and properties such as: anti-fungal, antibacterial, antitussive, anti-parasitic, and antiseptic.
Euphrasia officinalis
The astringent and anti-inflammatory properties of Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) extract the result from the presence of tannins. In cosmetics today, it is used to soothe and smooth the eye contour area.
Galanga Leafs
Galanga leaf extract produces hyaluronic acid. Improves skin appearance by reducing shadows, makes skin look more radiant, and minimizes visible signs of lines and wrinkles.
Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo leaves extract has anti-oxidative, analgetic, and antihistamine properties. It promotes skin elasticity and firmness. The phytochemicals in the leaves of this plant improve dermal microcirculation and stimulate cell functions.
Ginseng (Panax roots)
In Asia, Panax (means ‘treating all’ in Greek) is considered to be the most valuable plant among all, and its root called Ginseng became famous worldwide.
Vitis vinifera
Grape (Vitis vinifera) extract is made from organically grown grapes. It contains potent antioxidant resveratrol that delivers scientifically tested and clinically proven health benefits.
Green Tea plant
A supremely potent antioxidant, Green Tea Extract works to significantly slow the signs of aging caused by free radical damage.
Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan)
Jiaogulan extract has been used in oriental medicine. It contains polysaccharides with a wide range of beneficial properties including antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and antiaging activities.
Hawthorn fruit
Rich in natural and bioactive polyphenols, Hawthorn (Crataegus) fruit extract protects skin cells, especially keratinocytes and fibroblasts, from UV-induced damage and oxidative stress. As a result, it's effective against streptococcal dermal infections even if those bacterias are resistant to commonly used antibiotics.
Hibiscus
Anthocyanocides in hibiscus has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and free radical scavenging, as well as enzyme inhibition properties to bring to natural skincare products.
Cyclopia Genistoides (Honeybush)
In traditional medicine, Honeybush is used to cure several conditions, including skin rashes, so its anti-inflammatory property has been known for centuries. Besides anti-inflammatory action, scientists revealed its antioxidant, antimutagenic, phytoestrogenic, and antimicrobial effects.
Humulus Lupulus - Hop
Hops have a long history of use in herbal medicine, especially for their sedative, soothing and calming effects on the mind and body.
Horse Chestnut
This herbal extract from the seeds and bark of the tree is a mild astringent with anti-inflammatory properties that helps strengthen weak, leaky capillaries and promote healthy circulation.
Cochlearia Armoracia
In skin care preparations Horseradish root extract fights against acne and other mibobe-induced conditions, while acting as a natural preservative enhancing the shelf-life of the product.
Equisetum arvense - Common Horsetail
Traditionally Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) extract has been used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions in Europe. Novel experimental findings showed that Equisetum arvense has a modulatory effect on T-leucocytes that producing mediators of inflammation. It provides an anti-inflammatory effect, soothing, smoothing edema, and eliminating irritation of the skin.
Hydrolite® 5 is a glycol derived from sugar cane with extreme hygroscopic properties and an anti-bacterial effect.
A multi-functional moisturizer and bio-availability enhancer derived naturally from sugar, Hydrolite® 5 Green deeply moisturizes the skin while enhancing the performance of other precious skincare actives.
Hibiscus esculentus
Hibiscus esculentus is used to tighten and plump the skin, thereby giving a smooth appearance without the use of needles or toxins.
Phyllanthus Emblica
Rich in a potent antioxidant, Emblicanin, Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus Emblica) fruit extract is completely free of pro-oxidation activity.
Kale (Leaf cabbage)
Leaf cabbage contains good sources of Vitamins A, B6, and C, manganese, potassium, sulfur, and beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant and key player against free radicals and other age-related changes in the skin.
Fermentation process of Kombucha
Kombuchka is an organic ingredient that smooths, refreshes, and re-densifies the skin. It adds radiance, enhances collagen quantity, and improves the overall skin quality (anti-aging effect).
Melissa Officinalis - Lemon Balm
Anecdotal successes include Melissa Officinalis successfully used heal an ulcerated spider bite. Melissa preparations are suitable for acne, eczema, cuts, sores, minor wounds, and warts, as well as painful insect bites and bee stings.
Lentil seeds
Rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids, vitamins, trisaccharides, and phytic acid, Lentil (Lens esculenta or culinaris) extract is a natural, efficient, and safe ingredient in skincare formulations.
Baobab fruit
Liftiss is a fruit extract from Baobab Tree. It reduces wrinkles by firming, lifting and moisturising the skin.
Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
Licorice root extract contains almost all vitamins C, E, B3, and B5 that skin needs. Flavonoids from the extract inhibit tyrosinase and suppress the synthesis of melanin pigment decreasing hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Magnolia officialis flower
An herbal remedy, Magnolia Bark Extract is best known for its power to preserve skin elasticity and combat sagging skin.
Marshmallows (Althaea Officinalis or Marsh Mallow)
Marshmallow root extract is rich in asparagine, pectin, starch, sugars, tannins, and volatile oil, with excellent antioxidant, moisturizing and soothing properties.
Filipendula rubra
By improving cell respiration, Meadowsweet (Spiraea Ulmaria) natural plant extract enhances the skin's cell renewing and cell proliferating activities.
Utica dioica
Nettle (Utica dioica) extract contains minerals, vitamins, and phytohormones like histamine and leaves tonic, antibacterial, and revitalizing effects on the skin. Thus histamine-like action Nettle extract excites hair growth and improves the structure, shine, and softness.
Allium Cepa
The onion bulb contains many biologically active components, including vitamins and provitamins, amino and fatty acids, and antioxidant phytosterols.
Paeonia Lactiflora
Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that boosts skin clarity and fights hyperpigmentation.
Mentha piperita
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) refreshes the skin. It helps to soothe irritation or itchiness of the skin due to dry skin.
Chamomille Flower
A camomile extract from the camomile flower and Bisabolol: soothing, antipruritic, disinfectant, antiphlogistic.
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Reynoutria japonica or Japanese knotweed)
Japanese knotweed root extract leaves remarkable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects on the skin. Polygonum cuspidatum speeds up the wound healing process, protecting skin fibroblasts, lessening inflammation, and stimulating collagen organization.
Pomegranate
Studies have shown that Pomegranate (Punica granatum) extract has a high level of antioxidants, containing phytoestrogens, punicic, and linolenic acids, all of which prevent the breakdown of collagen fibers.
Pueraria Lobata
Abundant in flavanoid isoflavones, Kudzu roots extract leaves potent antioxidant, mild estrogenic, and skin whitening effects. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.
White Kwao Krua
Pueraria Mirifica extract helps to stimulate the development of mammary tissues to give you a fuller and firmer bust-line. It does this by introducing naturally occurring plant estrogens to the estrogen receptor sites in the breasts.
Red Clover
Red clover extract has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, it improves hair density and protects cells against early aging.
Restharrow (Ononis spinosa or Rest Harrow)
Rich in phenolic acids, flavonoid glycosides, Restharrow root extract, it has potent antioxidant properties, protecting skin from free radicals and preserving UV-induced photoaging.
Red grapes
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant. It successfully combats skin aging and darkening.
Aspalathus Linearis - Rooibos
Rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis) leafs wild-harvested in the Cederberg region (a small area in South Africa) are potent antioxidants, high in polyphenols and rich in minerals.
Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Thanks to their antiseptic, astringent, soothing, and toning properties, Roselle flowers have been used in folk medicine to treat numerous skin conditions.
Rosemary
Rosmarinus Officinalis speeds up cell renewal rate, eliminates acne and impurities, and stimulates dermal micro-circulation, lessening damaged capillaries and varicose veins.
Salvia Officinalis - Sage
Sage leaf extract is an organic skincare ingredient and natural antioxidant. The leaves of the small evergreen perennial are used in organic skincare products for their tonic, astringent, and soothing properties.
Serenoa Serrulata
Serenoa Serrulata fruit extract is a highly purified (>90%) lipophilic extract of Saw Palmetto berries rich in fatty acids. It is decolorized up to yield light yellow color.
Scutellaria Baicalensis
The root extract of this medicinal plant contains more than 40 bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, terpenoids, polysaccharides, and essential oil with volatile components.
Sea Mayweed (Tripleurospermum maritimum)
Tripleurospermum maritimum extract is a popular and recognized ingredient in the cosmetics industry for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties reducing irritation, itching, and redness of sensitive skin. It's suitable for the face and sensitive eye area.
Albizia Julibrissin - Silk tree
Silk tree extract is also known as Albizia Julibrissin bark extract has antioxidant, anti-aging, and immunostimulating properties, thus used in many skincare formulations.
Snow Mushroom (Tremella fuciformis)
A rich source of polysaccharides, Snow Mushroom binds moisture to skin’s surface for a smoother, softer feel, while combating free radicals, diminishing age spots and naturally brightening the skin.
Buddleja officinalis
A phytobioactive derived from a Chinese flowering shrub (Buddleja officinalis flower), Soliberine offers potent photoprotection from the damaging effects of blue and infrared light and UV radiation.
Goldenrod
It's an eco-certified ingredient extracted from goldenrod. This plant had been used traditionally as a medicinal plant, as an astringent, and in wound healing.
Rumex Acetosa
The common sorrel extract is a natural remedy against spider veins thanks to an antiplatelet effect.
Hypericum perforatum
St. John’s wort extract is widely used to care for irritated and reddened skin against sunburn, erythema, and superficial burns thanks to its anti-inflammatory, healing, softening, soothing, and purifying properties.
Stevia rebaudiana
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a herb, more than 300 times sweeter than sugar, adds natural sweetness to lip balms, teas and foods. No calories and an excellent digestive remedy. Stevia extract helps to improve skin tone & reduce blemishes.
Kakadu plum fruit
Superox-C has an extraordinarily strong anti-oxidant effect and simultaneously supports moisturisation and moisture retention, collagen and elastin synthesis and offers a very potent boost of the skin‘s own defences.
Malus Domestica (Swiss Apple)
Swiss apple (Malus Domestica) stem cells is an epidermal growth factor, a superstar ingredient - the winner of the European Cosmetics "Best Active Ingredient" innovation prize in 2008. An innovative technology that protects human skin stem cells using stem cells from rare Swiss apple.
Lepidium Sativum - Swiss Cress Sprout
Swiss Cress Sprout (Lepidium Sativum) is an edible herb high in vitamins A, C, and K, with multiple beneficial effects on the skin. In numerous countries, it's used in herbal medicine for antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory action.
Capsicum Frutescens Fruit
Thanks to the stimulating properties and heat sensation of capsaicin and capsaicinoids, wild chili paper has been used to treat arthritis, hair loss, and rheumatic pains for centuries.
Sea chamomile (Matricaria Maritima)
Thalassine 2G is a Sea chamomile (Matricaria Maritima) extract.
Thymus Serpyllum - Thyme
Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) is one of the most widely antiseptic herbs. Thyme is a very effective parasiticide and has been used to treat problems such as ringworm, scabies, crabs, lice, and nits.
Shea Butter
Make the skin particularly soft, prevent it from dehydrating, have a hygroscopic effect and refine the structure of the skin.
Vanilla
The sweet aroma of the vanilla is a particularly good complement in oriental perfumes and intense floral fragrances. The especially sweet scent of the vanilla has a calming, appeasing, and balancing effect and creates a type of cocoon that envelops us with comfort.
Juglans Regia
Walnut (Juglans Regia) Extract is a water-soluble, liquid extract obtained from walnut shells (seeds) that contains Juglone. This oxynaphthoquinone principle is reported to have a bronzing effect on the skin.
Watermelon
The fragrance of the watermelon is said to have a beneficial, enlightening, relaxing, balancing, and above all vitalizing effect. It is said to release happiness hormones in the body and thereby create a cheerful and exhilarant mood.
Triticum Vulgare
Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) germ extract is an aqueous liposome dispersion of a fraction containing lipids and carbohydrates, isolated from plants (cereals) and purified.
Tephrosia Purpurea
Wild Indigo seed extract suppresses cortisol (stress hormone) production up to 70% in dermal keratinocytes and stimulates beta‐endorphin and dopamine (well-being hormones), preserving skin homeostasis.
Willow
A multi-functional ingredient, providing gentle exfoliation for more radiant skin. Willow Bark extract helps reduce acne and excess oil, signs of aging, and the appearance of wrinkles refines pores. In addition, it minimizes pores.
Witch Hazel
A rich botanical extract, Witch Hazel is powerfully antioxidant and anti-acneic. The extracts acts as a barrier, guarding skin against free radical damage and irritants that enter skin cells and result in sensitivity and pigmentation problems.
Achilles Mille folium
Yarrow extract contains flavonoids that encourage circulation, lower blood pressure, and help stop bleeding. In addition, thanks to significant antioxidant action, flavonoids protect dermal cells membranes and DNA from free radicals and oxidative stress, preserving natural youth and vitality.