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YARROW EXTRACT

INCI: Achillea millefolium extract

What is Achillea millefolium extract?

Yarrow extract is obtained from the yarrow plant, also known as Achillea millefolium of the Asteraceae family. It is native to countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. The leaves and stems of the plant are used to obtain the extract, which has medicinal properties. The plant is used as food for livestock and is also included in cosmetic products. For more information refer Achillea millefolium.

Use & Benefits:

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Yarrow extract has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin inflammation, redness, and irritation. It is also beneficial for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Antioxidant Properties: Yarrow extract contains antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, which can cause premature aging and damage. It helps to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining youthful-looking skin.

Astringent Properties: Yarrow extract has astringent properties that help to tighten and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. It can be especially beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin.

Healing Properties: Yarrow extract has healing properties that can help soothe and heal wounds, cuts, and burns. It can also be used to treat bruises and insect bites.

Skin Brightening Properties: Yarrow extract has skin-brightening properties that can help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Hair Care Properties: Yarrow extract can also be beneficial for hair care. It can help to strengthen hair follicles, prevent hair loss, and promote hair growth. It can also help to reduce dandruff and soothe an itchy scalp

References:

1.    Misikova, O., Vasilenko, T., & Kotulova, D. (2016). A review of yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) as a valuable medicinal plant. Agricultural Sciences, 7(08), 542-550.

2.    Babushok, V. I., Linstrom, P. J., & Zenkevich, I. G. (2011). Retention indices for frequently reported compounds of plant essential oils. Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 40(4), 043101.

3.    Salehi, B., Sharopov, F., Martorell, M., Rajkovic, J., Ademiluyi, A. O., Sharifi-Rad, M., ... & Cho, W. C. (2018). Yarrowia lipolytica: a model organism for white biotechnology and synthetic biology. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 233(9), 6485-6501.

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