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Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract

Also-called-like-this: Japanese Honeysuckle Flower Extract

Official CosIng Information


Lonicera Japonica, or Japanese Honeysuckle as normal people call it, is a white-flowered honeysuckle known for being a traditional Chinese medicine. Modern research confirms that the plant has a super complex chemical composition with more than 140 compounds identified with possible anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidative and hepatoprotective activities.

As for Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract in skin care, it can have two main roles. The first one is being an anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient, probably due to chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol thought to be the main bioactive component of the flower.

The other possible role is being a natural preservative. If this is the case, it is coupled with its Italian Honeysuckle cousin to form a broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative blend. You can read about this more here.  

Show me some proof

  • Shang, Xiaofei, et al. "Lonicera japonica Thunb.: ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important traditional Chinese medicine." Journal of ethnopharmacology 138.1 (2011): 1-21.
  • Xu, Yibing, Bryant G. Oliverson, and Daniel L. Simmons. "Trifunctional inhibition of COX-2 by extracts of Lonicera japonica: direct inhibition, transcriptional and post-transcriptional down regulation." Journal of ethnopharmacology 111.3 (2007): 667-670.

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