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Magnolia Bark Extract
Origin: Plant and Biotech
INCI: Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract
Magnolia bark is a highly aromatic herbal material obtained from the Magnolia tree. Ancient documents describe the Chinese using Magnolia Bark as a herbal medicine in 100 A.D, while modern Japanese herbal medicine also relies on the use of Magnolia Bark to treat depression, anxiety and associated symptoms such as shortness of breath and digestive disorders.
Magnolia Bark is a fantastic anti-stress medicine. The two primary compounds, magnolol and honokiol, are 1000 times more potent than vitamin E in their anti-oxidant activity and are thought to help balance cortisol levels. These compounds also contain specific molecules that can reduce the inflammation which leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Magnolia Bark Extract is proven to reduce redness, to restore firmness and moisture and to prevent the loss of skin elasticity.
Why It's Pure
The natural extracts from Magnolia Bark have been used in Ancient Chinese Medicine as a prescription for the treatment of "fright qi". This has contributed to the ingredient’s reputation to heal “syndromes that are caused by emotional distress.”
Why It's Tech
Magnolia Bark Extract is known to block NF-κB, an important factor that can aggravate the effects of skin stress such as inflammation, pigmentation and premature skin ageing.
Why It's Beauty
Elixseri’s Magnolia Bark extract was shown in in-vivo studies to increase skin firmness levels by an average of 12%, and increase skin hydration by 38%.