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.
|Scientific name||Solanum tuberosum|
|INCI name||Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||감자추출물|
|Used part||Tuber /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / skin brightening / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||vitamin B and C|
Solanum tuberosum, commonly called potato, is a tuberous perennial crop, a member of the nightshade family. The potato was a staple food for the Inca Empire in the Andes, and was introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the second half of the 16th century. The spread into Europe and the lower altitudes lead to other species of potatoes being developed. Today potatoes are cultivated throughout the world.
The potato contains abundant starch, vitamin B6 and C. It is popular not only as a food, but also as a skin care ingredient. Mashed potato mixed with flour and honey is traditionally used as a face pack. It is used on sunburn skin for the soothing effect and the high levels of vitamin C provides skin brightening and anti-oxidant effect.
There have not been many scientific studies on the relationship between skin care and the potato, however, many examples of using potato on skin suggest it may have potential as a cosmetic ingredi- ent.