Boldo extract is obtained from the leaves of the Peumus boldus plant, belonging to the Monimiaceae family, native to Chile where it grows spontaneously. Know for centuries for its healing properties, interest has recently been focused on the cosmetic use of this ingredient, thus revealing its effects on skin hyperpigmentation.
In fact, one of the main advantages of this extract is its depigmenting action. Skin pigmentation, manifested in the form of skin spots or discoloration, can be caused, by various factors such as sun exposure, skin aging and inflammation.
Recent studies have shown that bioactive compounds present in boldo significantly reduce the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colouration, acting as inhibitors of tyrosinase, a key enzime involved in the process of melanogenesis.
This makes Boldo extract a precious ally against these skin imperfections, consequently improving the skin complexion. Boldo extract is also know for its antioxidant properties, which help counteract the damage caused by free radicals, preserving the youthfulness of the skin.
From moisturizer to serum, more and more cosmetic companies are including Boldo extract in their formulations, in order to offer consumers a natural and effective way to combat problems related to skin hyperpigmentation, making it a key ingredient for focused cosmetic products on improving the appearance of the skin.
Macrofarm produces various Boldo extracts, obtained by various extraction blends.