Plant and Herbs

Piper Methysticum Leaf/​Root/​Stem Extract for Skin and Body

Piper methysticum leaf/root/stem extract is the cosmetic name for a material derived from the leaves, roots, and stems of the Piper methysticum plant, commonly known as kava kava

What are the benefits of Piper methysticum leaf/root/​stem extract?

  • Piper methysticum leaf/root/​stem extract is used as a skin-conditioning agent at concentrations from 0.0001% to 0.1%.
  • A study has confirmed the effective and safe short-term use of Piper methysticum leaf/root/​stem extract for nervous anxiety, tension, stress, agitation, and restlessness.
  • It has soothing properties in some ways but can also cause skin sensitivity at the same time.

Who can use Piper Methysticum Leaf/​Root/​Stem Extract?

Piper Methysticum Leaf/​Root/​Stem 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.