Plant and Herbs

Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract for Skin and Body

Alpinia katsumadai is a member of the family Zingiberaceae that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. This plant contains the following compounds: chalcone, monoterpenes, flavonoids, diarylheptanoids, sesquiterpenoids, stilbenes, and labdanes.

What are the benefits of using Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract?

  • Antioxidant and anti-aging: Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract can help scavenge free radicals and reduce oxidative stress and aging. It can also protect the skin from several harmful factors, such as active oxygen, elastase, tyrosinase, hyaluronidase, etc.
  • Neuroprotective effects: there are studies demonstrating that repeated oral administration of Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract protects the neurons from ischemic damage.
  • Skin whitening effect: there are studies showing that the Alpinia katsumadai extract showed a higher Inhibitory effect of melanin biosynthesis on cultured melanoma cells compared to arbutin and kojic acid meaning that it can be used in skincare cosmetics to treat pigmentation.
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity: there are studies showing that Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract when applied topically suppressed topical pruritus. It can also help to calm redness or inflamed skin.
  • Provides cardiovascular and digestive system protection: Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract provides cardiovascular protection by decreasing blood pressure and lowering serum triglyceride, and cholesterol in our body. It also provides digestive system protection.

Who can use Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract?

Alpinia Katsumadai seed extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.