ENGLISH IVY EXTRACT
INCI: Hedera helix extract
What is Hedera helix extract?
English ivy is an evergreen medicinal plant native to western Asia & Europe. The leaves, dried, cut or its extract is used for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. It contains triterpenes saponins, hederagenin, phenolics such as flavonoids, coumarins, anthocyanins, and phenolic acids; steroids, amino acids, volatile and fixed oils; and vitamins.
Use & Benefits:
The leaf extract has multiple ingredients those are mentioned as phenolics, act as antioxidants. Moreover, vitamins also play a similar role. Antioxidants are helpers who fight any ongoing damage or future damage regarding reaction with oxygen. It usually helps in two ways; first considering product aspect, when product is exposed to oxygen, over a period of time, and in the absence of antioxidant, the product may undergo oxidation i.e. change in color or some precipitation or haze. So, antioxidant saves the product and provides more stability. Secondly, it’s saponin complex hederacoside C, B, and alpha hederine are proven effective against cellulitis. It also provides moisturization to the skin and doesn’t let skin loose it and become dry again for a longer period. It also relieves any itching or redness and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It is used in creams, lotions, shampoos, and other hair and body care products.