Application of bioactive compounds from Vietnamese medicinal herbs in cosmetics

With the development of medical technology, the average life expectancy is increasing, the quality of life is increasingly improved, and the interest in health and beauty is increasing gradually. The demand for cosmetics has increased in recent years in Vietnam, the cosmetic market has also grown and diversified for beauty products and consumers have more and more habits of using cosmetics. products in daily makeup and skin care.

Currently, there is a trend of changing views from using cosmetic products with chemical ingredients to cosmetic products with extracts of natural herbs because of their safety and goodness. The biggest advantage of natural cosmetics compared to other conventional cosmetics is its compatibility with many skin types and the very high safety index for the skin. The use of ingredients from Vietnamese medicinal herbs in the production of cosmetics brings many benefits to the skin, especially for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin with chemical ingredients. Some extracts, medicinal essential oils have been added to cosmetic products such as: chamomile essential oil: has a soothing and softening effect on the skin, helps reduce redness and redness, green tea leaf extract : has antioxidant power, helps brighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, beetroot extract: contains many antioxidants and vitamin C, helps whiten skin and enhances skin elasticity Centella asiatica extract: has the effect of soothing the skin, cooling and reducing swelling, ylang-ylang extract: has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, helps reduce acne and dark spots on the skin. .

Besides, many medicinal herbs have been used to extract active ingredients such as curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa), rutin from flower buds (Styphnolobium japonicum), lycopene from gac (Mormodica cochichinensis), centella asiatica from vegetables. cheek (Centella asiatica), EGCG from green tea tree (Camellia sinensis)… Natural active ingredients that create healthy and effective long-lasting cosmetic body care products.