Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract (and) Maltodextrin
Natural derived multifunctional ingredient for greasy and combination skins. Thanks to its natural substances, Star Anise Extract is able to perform 5 different activities: sebum normalizing, exfoliating, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, for a complete solution against the cutaneous manifestations of acne-prone skin.
Natural derived ingrediemt from Star Anise, enriched with Shikimic Acid (≥ 15%)
Sebum normalizing formulations
AntI-blemishes serums, gels and creams.
Mechanism of action:
Its strong sebum-normalizing properties counteract the excessive production of sebum and its accumulation in the excretory duct of the sebaceous glands. It also has antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium Acnes, the gram-positive bacterium that is naturally present in the pilosebaceous unit and is released on the skin surface during the secretion of sebum. Its specific activity on Il-1α reduces the inflammatory response caused by the abnormal accumulation of bacteria in the pilosebaceous unit, while it also reduces oxidative stress.
It frees skin from excessive sebum production
It counteracts cutaneous inflammation
It reduces the number of comedones
Complete multifunctional ingredient for impure skins
Powder (soluble in water)
- MIC Propionibacterium acne
- Anti- inflammatory activity (inhibition of IL-1 alfa release)
- Sebum normalizing properties
- Reduction in the number of comedones