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It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Ice plant|
|Scientific name||Mesembryanthemum crystallinum|
|INCI name||Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||아이스플랜트추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||mesembryanthin, betanin, feruloyl glucose|
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is a succulent herb found in Europe, Africa, and Australia. It iscommonly known as ice plant due to the silvery dots found on its leaves. The epidermal bladder cellsin M. crystallinum contain a high level of salinity and the salt is released when the plant dies. The salinityhelps the germination of the seeds and also inhibits the growth of other plants in the same area. Theleaves and seeds are edible, and the leaves are used for cosmetics as a demulcent to alleviate skinirritation. The mucilaginous leaves of the ice plant have been used to treat sunburn and as a poulticefor skin lesions.
M. crystallinum has been used as a model plant for physiological research into plants, mostly becauseof its resistance to salinity. Anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial activities were reported in vitro.
The anti-oxidant and skin moisturizing effects of a cream containing ice plant extract were shown tosupport its application in cosmetics.