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||Caesalpinia sappan|
|INCI name||Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||소목껍질추출물|
|Used part||Bark /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-acne / anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / skin brightening / anti-allergic / anti-photoaging /|
|Known active compounds||brazilin, brazilein, sappanchalcone|
Caesalpinia sappan is a species of flowering tree belonging to the pea family, Fabaceae. It is a traditionalmedicinal plant that is produced in Southeast Asia including China, India, Taiwan, Myanmar, Vietnam, SriLanka, and Malay Peninsula. Sappan lignum is the heartwood of C. sappan and is famous as a reddyestuff. Sappan lignum is also used as an herbal medicine for a long time to treat wounds, skindisease, leprosy, dysentery, menorrhagia, menoxenia, leucorrhea, and diabetic complications.
C. sappan extract is well known for anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. Somephenolic compounds of C. sappan, such as brazilin, brazilein, and sappanchalcone, were reported tohave various biological activities including significant anti-inflammatory activity. Especially, brazilin, themajor active component of C. sappan, has been most reported among the constituents of C. sappan.Brazilin is regarded as a good potential anti-acne agent as it showed anti-microbial activity againstPropionibacterium acnes in a scientific research study. In addition, it is demonstrated in a different studythat brazilin is a potent anti-photoaging agent as it inhibited UVB-induced expression of MMPs andblocked reactive oxygen species and NF-κB signaling pathway in human dermal fibroblasts.