Benefits: Anti-Ageing, Soothing
Categories: Antioxidant, Plant Extracts
Houttuynia Cordata extract is the extract of a leafy plant native to Southeast Asia. Used for generations in traditional medicine in the area, research shows this extract has multiple benefits when applied to skin.
Studies indicate that Houttuynia Cordata is a rich source of antioxidants with potent free-radical fighting abilities, making it worthwhile as an anti-aging ingredient.
Emerging research is also showing promise that a key component of Houttuynia Cordata - hyperoside - could have the ability to protect skin from the damage caused by UVB rays – though it has not been approved for use specifically for this purpose.
Usage levels of Houttuynia cordata in skin care range from 1–3% when supplied as a water-soluble liquid blend.