- High anti-radical, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective activity due to the high concentration of various phenolic compounds and vitamins;
- Skin moisturizing effect due to the high concentration of leucine/isoleucine;
- Mild skin whitening effect as a result of increased inhibition of tyrosinase – an enzyme involved in melanin synthesis;
- Well suited for use in products for treating dry and damaged skin.
Leaf plantain has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times to stop bleeding, heal wounds, and ease the pain. The plant has great water absorption properties and forms a viscous gel, which makes it a good additive to skincare products for treating dry skin.