The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Red clover|
|Scientific name||Trifolium pratense|
|INCI name||Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||붉은토끼풀꽃추출물|
|Used part||Flower /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||clovamide, biochanin A, quercetin, formononetin|
Trifolium pratense is a perennial flowering plant found throughout Europe, central and Northern Asiaand many places throughout the world. Commonly known as red clover or four leafed clover.Occasionally, there is a variation of the common three leaves, and a four leafed clover is found. Histori-cally, this was thought to bring good luck. Red clover has been grown as an animal food crop and isoften sown in meadows to fix nitrogen in the crops. In Western Herbal Medicine, red clover is usedinternally to manage menopause symptoms due to the phytoestrogen action. It is a well-known skinremedy especially for managing eczema and itching skin, used both internally and topically in creams.Red clover is an expectorant and is used in cough medicines.
Isoflavones affect the level of estrogen, which can enhance skin in many ways. Due to high contents ofisoflavones in red clover, it was reported to significantly improve the amount of collagen and the qualityof skin barrier in ovariectomized rats. One of the isolated active compound from red clover, biochaninA, showed skin brightening activity, reducing melanin synthesis in melanoma cells as well as on humanskin. Moreover, polysaccharides from the aerial parts of red clover also performed inhibition of NOproduction by macrophages, suggesting anti-inflammatory activity.