PICEA ABIES EXTRACT
INCI: Picea abies extract
What is Picea abies extract?
Picea abies extract is obtained from the plant Picea abies. It is also commonly known as Norway spruce or European spruce. It is a large, fast-growing coniferous tree. It is native to Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. It is an ornamental tree widely planted and used as a Christmas tree. It is mainly used for its timber and also as a source of spruce beer. The extract is obtained from needles, shoots, and roots of the tree. The bark is widely used to extract bioactive compounds like terpenes, diterpene, flavonoids, and phenols.
Use & Benefits:
Picea abies extract is used as an anti-oxidant and skin conditioning agent in cosmetic products. Our body faces the effect of free radicals due to exposure to environmental factors like radiation, pollution, and other toxic chemicals. These free radicals break down collagen, hinders the skin repair process. It leads to inflammation, fine lines, wrinkles, and infections like acne and dark spots. Antioxidant scavenges these free radicals and reduces these visible signs of aging. It also is useful for dry and sensitive skin, since it forms a layer on the skin surface and conditions the skin. It brightens up the skin and makes it appear more healthy and youthful. It is used in creams, lotions, gels, and other skin and hair care products.