Anastatica hierochuntica extract
A desert-growing “adaptogenic” plant also known as Rose of Jericho. Like some other plants, Anastatica hierochuntica can survive in harsh climactic conditions. However, what allows a plant to do this in nature doesn’t exactly translate when the extract is applied to skin. In theory, the adaptogenic aspect of the plant should help skin better withstand environmental assault.
Early research has shown that this plant extract is a potent antioxidant and soothing ingredient, although it isn’t as well-researched as many other plants more widely used in cosmetics. Still, it’s an intriguing ingredient that along with antioxidant benefit may also improve skin tone by modulating factors in skin’s surface that trigger discoloration.
References for this information:
Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, July 2017, pages 611-620
Frontiers in Plant Science, January 2017, ePublication
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, March 2010, pages 2,337-2,345
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