Analysis of Raw Materials for Cosmetics Products in Our Company

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with moisturizing function include white lotus seed oil, white water lily flower extract, ylang-ylang flower extract, fig extract, kapok flower extract, hibiscus flower extract, gardenia flower extract, lemon thyme flower/leaf extract, and willow flower/leaf extract.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with soothing and anti-allergic function include chamomile flower extract, witch hazel flower water, blue lotus flower extract from Egypt, white chrysanthemum flower extract, centella asiatica flower extract, mint extract, pentylene glycol, mimosa extract, red peony extract, peony bark extract, lavender extract, purslane extract, kava extract, aloe vera extract, phellodendron extract, gentian extract, snow lotus flower extract, tribulus extract, Cornus officinalis extract, Chinese soapberry extract, schisandra extract, forsythia extract, star anise extract, chrysanthemum flower/leaf/stem extract, and more.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with anti-wrinkle function include lily flower oil, Asian white birch extract, snow lotus flower extract, snow lotus extract, saffron extract, calamus extract, highland skullcap extract, alpine rhododendron extract, Rhodiola extract, large-flowered Rhodiola extract, Xinjiang lithospermum extract, larch extract, Dian tea extract, Dian yellow essence extract, Dian gentian extract, Acanthopanax extract, Korean white mulberry extract, garden balsam flower extract, sea buckthorn extract, and more.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with whitening function include pea extract, grapefruit extract, paeonia lactiflora extract, lichen extract, mulberry bark extract, Japanese knotweed extract, potentilla extract, Sichuan lovage extract, windproof extract, Evodia rutaecarpa extract, Panax ginseng extract, bitter melon extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra extract, chrysanthemum flower extract, chamomile flower extract, magnolia flower extract, jasmine flower extract, cherry blossom flower extract, pomegranate flower extract, cornflower extract, cardamom seed extract, single-seeded hawthorn flower extract, magnolia flower/leaf/stem extract, and more.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with oil-control and acne-fighting function include yarrow extract, seaweed extract, wild soy protein extract, rehmannia extract, witch hazel extract, royal jelly extract, licorice extract, burdock extract, dryopteris filix-mas seed extract, Japanese knotweed root extract, saw palmetto extract, oat extract, aloe vera extract, calendula extract, centella asiatica extract, kiwifruit seed extract, dragon fruit seed extract, red resin, cactus extract, pine bark extract, grape extract, algae extract, rose extract, chamomile extract, mountain date extract, purslane extract, ophiopogon extract, scutellaria extract, mint extract, poria extract, zizyphus jujuba extract, blackberry leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract, hibiscus flower extract, pineapple fruit extract, eucalyptus leaf extract, forsythia extract, neem leaf extract, yellow flower extract, herba erigerontis extract, lemon fruit peel extract, orange peel extract, hibiscus syriacus flower extract, pineapple fruit extract, blue gum leaf extract, forsythia extract, Indian lilac leaf extract, yellow flower extract, marshmallow extract, lemon peel extract, and cinnamon oil, pine nut oil, cedarwood oil, sandalwood essential oil, rosemary essential oil, and cinnamon essential oil.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with sun protection function include rosemary extract, citrus extract, hawthorn extract, Scutellaria baicalensis extract, papaya extract, Japanese raisin tree extract, turmeric extract, Garcinia gummi-gutta extract, Ceylon cinnamon extract, green coffee bean oil, rice bran oil, pomegranate seed oil, raspberry oil, marigold oil, and cypress oil.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with slimming function include lavender extract, kelp extract, safflower extract, lemon extract, fennel extract, barley extract, grape extract, plantain extract, strawberry extract, oregano extract, horsetail extract, kidney tea extract, ze xie extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, ivy extract, Sanguisorba officinalis extract, hawthorn fruit extract, centella asiatica extract, Ecklonia cava extract, macrocystis pyrifera extract, laminaria digitata extract, schisandra fruit extract, Paraguay tea leaf extract, and more.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with hair care and anti-hair loss function include ginseng extract, corn extract, Forsythia suspensa extract, Salicornia herbacea extract, Ganoderma lucidum extract, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Polygonum multiflorum extract, sage extract, hops extract, coix seed extract, Japanese angelica extract, saw palmetto fruit extract, capsicum extract, and peppermint extract.

Plant-based cosmetic ingredients with hair dyeing function include Polygonum multiflorum root extract, gallnut extract, pagoda flower extract, soapnut extract, walnut seed coat extract, sumac bark extract, saffron extract, Schisandra chinensis fruit extract, madder root extract, capsanthin, curcumin, ginger root extract, garden balsam root extract, gardenia fruit extract, chamomile extract, lithospermum root extract, and more.

The so-called “plant extracts” refer to products obtained from plants as raw materials, through physical and chemical extraction and separation processes, to selectively obtain and concentrate certain effective components or multiple effective components in plants without altering their chemical structures.

Plant extracts can be divided into glycosides, acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, etc., based on the different components extracted from plants. They can also be categorized into plant oils, infusions, powders, crystals, and other forms based on their characteristics after extraction. Nowadays, the application of plant extracts is extensive. In addition to traditional use in traditional Chinese medicine products, plant extracts are widely used in health supplements, food additives, cosmetics, and animal feed additives. In recent years, some plant extracts have gained popularity among consumers due to their unique, safe, and stable effects. They have also garnered increasing attention in the cosmetics industry and have become popular types of raw materials for cosmetics. 

Here are the top ten plant extracts:

  • Centella Asiatica Extract:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, antioxidant, anti-spot whitening, soothing, and repairing.
Plant source: Centella Asiatica

Centella Asiatica extract is derived from the whole plant of the Centella Asiatica, a member of the Umbelliferae family. The main active ingredients in Centella Asiatica extract used in cosmetics are asiatic acid, madecassic acid, asiaticoside, and madecassoside. It has excellent antibacterial properties and can be used to treat acne. It reduces the production of pro-inflammatory mediators, improves and repairs the skin’s barrier function, prevents and corrects skin immune dysfunction, and has anti-inflammatory effects. It is used in post-sun repair and soothing cosmetics. Centella Asiatica extract also promotes fibroblast and collagen synthesis, maintaining skin elasticity, smoothing fine wrinkles. It has broad market prospects in various personal care product fields.

  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, spot whitening, and soothing.
Plant source: Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Glycyrrhiza Glabra belongs to the Leguminosae family and is mainly produced in Xinjiang, Northeast China, North China, and Northwest provinces. The main active components in the root and rhizome tissues of Glycyrrhiza Glabra are glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizinic acid, which can effectively inhibit tyrosinase activity and have whitening effects. It also has a good inhibitory effect on catalase, reducing skin irritation. It has certain anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, antioxidant, anti-aging.
Plant source: Portulaca Oleracea

Portulaca Oleracea is an annual succulent herb of the Portulacaceae family, also known as Purslane or Pigweed. Portulaca Oleracea has complex components, including alkaloids, coumarin compounds, flavonoids, phenols, mushrooms, and sterols. Portulaca Oleracea extract has a broad-spectrum antibacterial effect and anti-inflammatory properties, preventing and treating skin eczema, allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and other skin diseases. It has excellent free radical scavenging ability, indicating its significant antioxidant effect. It also has good skin moisturizing properties.

  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Butter:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, anti-aging.
Plant source: Avocado

Persea Gratissima fruit butter isextracted from the fruit of the Avocado tree. It has a high unsaponifiable matter content of 9% to 13% and contains natural moisturizing factors and moisturizers extracted from sebaceous glands. It is considered a natural vitamin A cream and is known as an effective natural skin moisturizer and conditioner. Due to the presence of cinnamic acid esters, avocado fruit butter can protect the skin from UV damage and prevent skin allergies caused by sunlight. It promotes cell regeneration and microcirculation, contributing to its anti-aging properties. Avocado fruit butter has strong water retention ability, good skin affinity, and can be applied to hair care products such as shampoos. Vitamin A in avocado fruit butter has significant improvement effects on various skin defects such as wrinkles and eczema.

  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil:

Main benefits: Moisturizing.
Plant source: Jojoba

Jojoba is a native plant of Mexico and is cultivated worldwide, with the best growth conditions at the border of the United States and Mexico. Jojoba seed oil, extracted from the seeds of this shrub-like plant, has excellent penetrability and is resistant to high temperatures. It has been used for various maintenance and treatment purposes for over 1000 years. Jojoba seed oil is not easily oxidized, can withstand high temperatures and pressures, and has low viscosity changes. It has better tactile sensation and spreadability compared to other plant oils. It makes the skin soft, elastic, and easily absorbed by the skin. It is an excellent oil, emollient, and moisturizer in cosmetics.

  • Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Leaf Extract:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, antioxidant, astringent, spot whitening, anti-aging.
Plant source: Tea leaves

The main active component of tea leaf extract is tea polyphenols, also known as tannins or tea catechins, which are a group of polyphenolic compounds found in tea leaves. The main components include catechins (flavanols), flavones and flavonols, anthocyanins and flavanones, and phenolic acids and condensed tannins, which are a complex of over thirty phenolic substances. The anti-aging effect of tea leaf extract is mainly attributed to the antioxidant activity of tea polyphenols, which have a stronger ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species than vitamin C and vitamin E, thus reducing skin aging. Tea polyphenols can inhibit the activity of tyrosinase and peroxidase, which are related to skin darkening, freckles, melasma, and age spots, effectively suppressing the production of pigmentation.

Tea leaf extract, rich in tea polyphenols, is a natural moisturizing substance that inhibits hyaluronidase activity. Skincare products containing tea polyphenols have good adhesion to the skin and can shrink enlarged pores, tighten and reduce wrinkles. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and beautifying effects.

  • Arbutin:

Main benefits: Antioxidant, spot whitening, anti-aging.
Plant source: Bearberry leaves

Arbutin, also known as hydroquinone-beta-D-glucoside, is a white needle-like crystal or powder extracted from bearberry leaves. It is a natural active skin depigmenting component derived from green plants and consists of hydroquinone molecules linked to glucose molecules to form beta-D-pyran glucoside. The depigmenting mechanism of arbutin includes the reversible inhibition of tyrosinase activity without inhibiting the expression and synthesis of tyrosinase. Arbutin has antioxidant properties and can protect ECV-304 cells from oxidative stress caused by hydrogen peroxide. It is also effective in moisturizing the skin, promoting wound healing, and treating acne. However, excessive use of arbutin (>3%) may cause damage to the skin.

  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract:

Main benefits: Antioxidant, spot whitening, soothing.
Plant source: Licorice

Licorice extract is a valuable component extracted from licorice. Licorice extract generally contains glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, glycyrrhizide, licorice flavonoids, retrochalcones, quercetin, and other compounds. Licorice extract has a proliferative effect on skin cells and promotes the proliferation of endothelial cells in blood vessels. It also promotes the synthesis of type IV collagen and improves skin vitality, making it suitable for anti-aging cosmetics. Licorice extract has whitening effects by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase and reducing the production of melanin. It also has significant inhibitory effects on some bacteria and can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent.

  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract:

Main benefits: Antioxidant, oil control, astringent, soothing, anti-acne.
Plant source: Witch hazel

Hamamelis Virginiana, also known as witch hazel, is a shrub native to the eastern region of North America. Its extract has anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and astringent effects. Witch hazel extract contains special soothing factors that can calm unstable skin, help restore skin balance, and eliminate skin discomfort. It controls sebum secretion, helps regulate the skin’s water-oil balance, and has obvious astringent effects on skin with excessive oiliness. It can effectively increase skin moisture, balance pH, and shrink pores. It has special therapeutic effects on fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema, and varicose veins. It can significantly reduce the net content of malondialdehyde caused by strong ultraviolet radiation in tissues, preventing inflammation caused by exposure to sunlight and reducing free radical damage caused by UV radiation. Therefore, it has excellent anti-aging effects.

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract:

Main benefits: Moisturizing, antioxidant.
Plant source: Aloe vera leaves

Aloe vera leaf extract has various biological activities and is an important additive in cosmetics. Its effects include promoting fibroblast growth, inhibiting elastase activity, promoting collagen synthesis, and scavenging free radicals, indicating its good skin revitalization and anti-aging properties. It has a promoting effect on cholesterol synthesis, helping to change the composition of sebum, reducing oiliness, and increasing the softness of the skin. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties.

Our company has established Skin Care Research Centers in collaboration with Hubei University and Wuhan University of Technology. We specialize in the research of natural plant extracts and active substances from traditional Chinese herbs. Our philosophy revolves around natural, safe, and skincare-oriented principles, and we adhere to the safety standards suitable for pregnant women to provide highly effective products. We aim to offer safe, gentle, non-irritating, free from prohibited additives, efficacious, and natural skincare and cosmetic brands to women and babies worldwide.