How effective are plant extracts in cosmetics?
Many of the cosmetics we use every day have added plant extracts, and these plant extracts have different functions. For example, during storage, cosmetics will deteriorate due to the action of microorganisms or the rancidity of the oil components contained in them. Plant extracts with antiseptic and antioxidant effects can be applied to cosmetics.
According to the chemical composition, it can be divided into sterol preservatives and antioxidants, such as Scutellaria baicalensis extract, Phellodendron Phellodendron extract, Achyranthes bidentata extract, Hedyotis extract; quinone preservatives and antioxidants, such as extracts of Polygonum cuspidatum and rhubarb; Phenolic, acid preservatives and antioxidants, such as white peony, forsythia, and other extracts.
Another example is Centella asiatica extract, which can promote the growth of skin fibroblasts, promote skin collagen synthesis, inhibit inflammation, and inhibit the activity of matrix metalloproteinases.
There are also many excellent plant extracts that play various roles. Compared with traditional cosmetics, cosmetics formulated with plant extracts as active ingredients have many advantages, overcome the shortcomings of traditional cosmetics relying on chemical synthesis, and make the product safer. Natural ingredients are more easily absorbed by the skin, making the product more effective and functional.