Cyclopia genistoides (Honeybush) Extract

 Photo credit Ulrich Feiter/ Parceval 

Photo credit Ulrich Feiter/ Parceval 

Sourced directly from an organic farm in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, organic Honeybush extract is excellent for problematic skin, by improving skin texture and smoothness. The active ingredient in honeybush, mangiferin, exhibits anti-photoaging activity against UVB-induced damage [1]. It has been shown to reduce sunburn, peeling of the skin and damage to collagen caused by UVB radiation [2]. When used in daily skincare, Honeybush provides antioxidant and photo-protective properties with daily use. See what this ingredient can do for your skin with our InflorEssence Cleanser and InflorEssence moisturizer. 

 

(1) Kim et al. (2012). Inhibition of UVB-induced wrinkle formation and MMP-9 expression by mangiferin isolated from Anemarrhena asphodeloides. European J. of Pharmacology. 689 (1-3); 38-44.

(2) Petrova et al. (2011). Photoprotection by honeybush extracts, hesperidin and mangiferin against UVB-induced skin damage in SKH-1 mice. J. of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 103 (2); 126-139.