Illicium verum

INCI: Illicium verum fruit extract/illicium verum fruit oil

What is Illicium verum fruit extract/illicium verum fruit oil?

Illicium verum, more commonly known as star anise or badiyan is a medium-sized evergreen tree, which is native to Southwest China and Northwest Vietnam. It is known as a spice, but it has other uses. It has many active constituents, but few important ones are shikimic acid and anethole.

Use & Benefits

It contains a variety of constituents that are beneficial to skin and hair, but it is more kind of folklore than any definite research-based result. However, it is used for skin conditioning. It provides smoothening effect on skin. It is also used in perfumery because of volatile oil presence. It is used in Haircare and skincare products.