STAR ANISE EXTRACT

Nome INCI

Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract (and) Maltodextrin

 

Description:

Natural derived multifunctional ingredient for greasy and combination skins. Thanks to its natural substances, Star Anise Extract is able to perform 5 different activities for a complete action against blemishes and the cutaneous manifestation of acne conditions, without irritating nor damaging skin hydrolipidic layer:

  • Sebum normalizing, as it is able to prevent hyperseborrhea, reducing excessive sebum production. 
  • Exfoliating, to prevent the obstruction of the pilosebaceous duct. 
  • Antimicrobial, inhibiting the proliferation of the Propionibacterium acnes.
  • Anti-inflammatory: by both reducing the production of IL 1 alpha and inhibiting Lipase enzyme, whose consequent production of free fatty acids amplifies the inflammatory response. 
  • Antioxidant: Star Anise Extract is able to inhibit the formation of free radicals, which worsen the inflammatory state.

 

Origin:

Natural derived ingredient from Star Anise, with a titrated content in Shikimic Acid (≥ 15%).

 

Application:

Sebum-normalizing formulations;

Anti-blemishes serums, gels and creams;

Purifying cleansers. 

 

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.

 

Dosage:

1-3%

 

Form:

Powder (soluble in water)

 

Efficacy tests:

in vitro

  • MIC Propionibacterium acne
  •  Anti- inflammatory activity (inhibition of IL-1 alfa release)

 

in vivo

  • Sebum normalizing properties
  • Reduction in the number of comedones

Preservation

Certifications

Applications

  • Sebum control

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  • Technical data sheet
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