Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract
Horse Chestnut is an often-used ingredient thanks to a couple of nice magic properties. It contains the active ingredient called escin that helps to maintain healthy blood circulation and strengthen capillaries. This makes horse chestnut useful for rosacea-prone skin and it’s also often used in toners for a fresh skin feeling.
It also has some anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, so all in all, a nice one to spot on the ingredient list.
Show me some proof
- E. Bombardelli et al. Aesculus hippocastanum. Fitoterapia 67:483-511 (1996).
- E. Bombardelli et al. Topical anti-inflammatory activity of complexes of Escin and Sterols with Phospholipids – Part I, Fitoterapia 60, Supplemental n. 1,39 (1989).
- SB Curri et al. Topical anti-inflammatory activity of complexes of Escin and Sterols with Phospholipids – Part II, Anti-edema properties in the treatment of panniculopathies of the thighs and breast, Fitoterapia 60, Supplemental n. 1,45 (1989).