Curculigo Orchioides Root Extract

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Also-called-like-this: Curculigo Root Extract, Golden Eye-Grass Root Extract
What-it-does: soothing

Details

A plant extract coming from a nice yellow flower from the shady forests of Asia. It's a traditional medicinal plant with a bunch of magic properties: it's claimed to be aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and even anticancer. 

As for skincare, the root extract is loaded with sugars and a phenolic glycoside called curculigosides. According to manufacturer info, Golden Eye-Grass can modulate the internal mechanism of skin's pH control. The right pH of the skin (slightly acidic SC) is really important for lipid-processing enzymes to work correctly and thus to maintain a strong and healthy skin barrier. And a good skin barrier means less sensitive, less reactive and more healthy skin

Definitely an interesting plant and goodie if you have sensitive skin. 

Show me some proof

  • Joy, P.P. et al. Curculigo orchioides: A plant for health care. Indian J. Arecanut, Spices and Medicinal Plants. 2004, 6(4):131-134