Functional active substances are the "soul" of product formulas, and there are many sources of active substances used in cosmetic formulas. In the market, there are growing calls for natural, green, and safe raw materials, and plant extracts have also become the focus of attention.
Plant extracts are single active ingredients or mixtures obtained from plants, which are widely used in food, beverage, medicine, cosmetics, health care products and other industries. Chengdu Kindarco Biotech is a professional plant extract supplier, which is an expert of manufacturing bioflavonoids extracts.
The effect of plant extracts mainly depends on the active ingredients in it. These ingredients can be classified into the following common categories: glycosides, polyphenols, terpenes, flavonoids, organic acids, alkaloids, etc. The effects of these ingredients can include antibacterial, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, whitening, anti-aging, moisturizing, repairing, sun protection functions, etc.
For example, there are ingredients such as olive extract, chamomile extract, avocado extract, aloe extract, etc., which appear frequently in product formulas, and the hyaluronic acid they contain is a well-recognized outstanding moisturizing ingredient in the industry. In addition, aloe extract and dianthus extract also have good water holding capacity.
The plant extracts often used in cosmetics include centella, thorn fruit extract, licorice extract, American ginseng extract, acanthopanax senticosus extract, ginseng extract, rhodiola extract, Momordica grosvenori extract, and astragalus extract. These kinds of anti inflammatory plant extract, where the active ingredients are mainly saponins, sterols, and polyphenols, can inhibit the generation of oxygen free radicals or enhance the activity of endogenous superoxide activating enzymes so as to achieve the inhibition of metalloproteinase activity, and ultimately achieve anti-inflammatory effects.
As plant extracts are used more and more widely in cosmetics, there are more and more varieties of plant extracts for skin care. Compared with traditional cosmetics, cosmetics formulated with plant extracts as active ingredients have many advantages: wide sources, targeted mechanism of action, overcoming the shortcomings of traditional cosmetics relying on chemical synthetic products so as to make the product safer; Besides, it is easier to be absorbed by the skin, so that the effect of the product is more obvious and the functionality is more prominent. Therefore, the application of plant extracts in cosmetics is an inevitable trend of market development.