Angelica Acutiloba root extract is one of the most popular herbal medicines used in Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan. It has traditionally been used in Korean herbal prescriptions for the treatment of gynecological conditions, such as anemia and menoxenia, due to its analgesic, hemogenic, and sedative activities. The main chemical constituents of Angelica roots are ferulic acid, butylidenephthalide, butyphthalide, ligustilide, angelicide, brefeldin A, succinic acid, nicotinic acid, uracil, and adenine.
What are the benefits of using Angelica acutiloba root extract for the skin?
- Antioxidant and anti-photoaging: Angelica Acutiloba root extract protects the human skin against the effects of photo-aging by suppressing MMP and augmenting TIMP at the transcriptional and protein levels, as well as increasing collagen synthesis and inhibition of degradation in human dermal fibroblasts. Therefore, Angelica Acutiloba root extract could serve as a potent anti-wrinkle agent.
- Improves hyperpigmentation: there are studies showing that Angelica Acutiloba root extract can improve hyperpigmentation.
Who can use Angelica acutiloba root extract?
Angelica acutiloba root 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.