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||Korean red pine, Pine|
|Scientific name||Pinus densiflora|
|INCI name||Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||소나무잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-microbial / anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||vitamin A, C, terpenes|
Pinus densiflora is an evergreen conifer distributed mostly in Korea, China, and Japan. It is commonlycalled Korean red pine or simply pine tree. As it is an evergreen tree, pine has been used as a metaphorfor strong spirit and integrity from the old days and that is why Korean ancestors loved the pine tree.Pine needle tea is a beloved traditional tea in Korea with a deep fragrance of pine needles. Dried pineneedles are generally used for tea, but fermented pine needles, which were stored in sugar for severalweeks, are also used. Pine needle tea is known to be good for stress relieving, decreasing blood sugarlevels, and preventing hair loss. It is also known for strong anti-oxidant activity.
Pine needle contains abundant amounts of aromatic compounds, called terpenes. It also containsvitamin A and vitamin C (more than 4-5 times that of a lemon). A study about fermented pine needleextract demonstrated its anti-oxidant activity by scavenging free radicals as well as the melanin synthesisinhibition activity in human melanoma cells. Anti-inflammatory activity of pine needle extract was alsoreported.