PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA EXTRACT

INCI: Paeonia suffruticosa bark extract / Paeonia suffruticosa root extract

What is Paeonia suffruticosa bark extract / Paeonia suffruticosa root extract?

Paeonia suffruticosa extract is extracted from Paeonia suffruticosa. It is also called tree peony or Chinese tree peony. It is native to China. The tree has pink or white-colored flowers. It is used in Chinese medicine for ages. The extract from root and bark root of the tree consists of compounds like paeonol, paeoniflorin, suffruteoside. It also has terpenes, flavonoids, and tannins. Various other species like Paeonia albiflora and Paeonia lactiflora are similar in use and benefits.

Use & Benefits:

The compounds contained in extract like flavonoids have an antioxidant effect. Free radicals formed due to exposure to environmental factors lead to premature aging of cells. The antioxidant does not only protect the skin from damaging free radicals but also from more damaging oxygen species. They swap themselves to damaging radicals and oxygen species and save skin’s important proteins. Which in turn helps reduce dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles formed on the skin. It enhances the tone and texture of the skin and reduces hyperpigmentation. Terpenes and flavonoids, it has anti-inflammatory action as well. It reduces inflammation in the skin. Inflammation may get developed and aggravated in sensitive skin frequently so, the formulation containing peony is suitable for sensitive skin as well.  It is used in formulations of skin care, cleansing, and body care products.

References:

https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/inci/paeonia-suffruticosa-root-extract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6152737/

https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/inci/paeonia-suffruticosa-bark-extract

https://www.rxlist.com/peony/supplements.htm

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