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INCI: Uncaria tomentosa extract

What is Uncaria tomentosa extract?

Uncaria tomentosa extract is obtained from the plant Uncaria tomentosa of the Rubiaceae family. It is a woody vine, also called cat’s claw, due to its claw-shaped thorns on the tree. The plant is found in the tropical forests of South and Central America. The root bark is used to obtain the extract, which is rich in compounds such as tannins, triterpenes, and sterols. It is used as a traditional medicine to cure infections and inflammations.

Use & Benefits:

Antibacterial, Antioxidant, and Anti-inflammatory Properties: Uncaria tomentosa extract has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Frequent exposure to environmental variables such as radiation, pollution, and other hazardous chemicals causes our bodies to create free radicals. These free radicals break down collagen, hindering the skin repair process, which may lead to inflammation, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Antioxidants scavenge these free radicals and reduce these visible signs of aging.

Skin Brightening and Repair: It brightens the skin, expedites the repair of the skin, and improves the health and youthfulness of the skin.
Anti-Itch and Anti-Redness: It relieves itching, redness, and inflammation in the skin as an anti-inflammatory agent. Thus, it soothes and calms the skin.

Antimicrobial Agent: As an antimicrobial agent, it inhibits microbial growth and protects the skin from infections like acne and eczema.

Preservative: It also acts as a preservative, inhibiting the growth of molds, fungus, or bacteria in the product. It increases the shelf life of the product, allowing the aroma, taste, and cosmetics to be stored for a longer period of time. It protects the product from deterioration over time.

Cosmetic Applications: It is used in formulations of sun care, facial care, and other skin care products.

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