You should know
Houttuynia Cordata Extract is more commonly known as Heart Leaf, Fish Mint, or Chameleon plant. It is an herb native to southeast Asia and used throughout the continent. It is used in traditional cooking and medicine.
The components found in Heart Leaf give it antioxidant, hydrating, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Heart Leaf is rich in flavonoids such as quercetin, apigenin, and more. It also contains polysaccharides, the most common type of carbs in food.
Flavonoids have been shown to be effective antioxidants. They help neutralize free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules are unstable molecules that may damage our skin cells and DNA. The flavonoids in Heart Leaf also help soothe the skin.
Polysaccharides are naturally found in our skin. They play a role in hydrating and repairing the top layer of skin. The polysaccharides in Heart Leaf help moisturize our skin.
Studies show decanoyl acetaldehyde, a component of Heart Leaf oil, is effective at killing bacteria.
The name 'Fish Mint' comes from the herb's natural fishy smell.
Also known as: Fish Mint, Fish Mint Extract, Heart Leaf Extract, and Chameleon Plant
Houttuynia Cordata Extract is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.6% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Houttuynia Cordata Extract is most often found as ingredient number 17 within an ingredient list.
Of the 20 products in our database that have a known concentration of Houttuynia Cordata Extract, we've seen concentrations from 5% to 100% specified within their ingredient lists.
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Products with Houttuynia Cordata Extract
- CosIng ID: 34310
- INCI Name: HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT
- All Functions: Skin Conditioning