Crodarom, a French subsidiary of the Croda Group., introduced a flower extract from Asia that contributes to an illuminated complexion. Crodarom Porcelain Flower (INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Hoya Lacunosa Flower Extract) has soothing, antioxidant and moisturizing benefits.
The flower is grown in Asia, where it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine an an anti-inflammatory. Its leaves have been used on wounds and burns, and the whole plant has been used to treat skin irritation and insect bites.
This illuminating ingredient is made from the flowers of Hoya lacunosa, which are grown on a farm specialized in the cultivation of hoyas. The choice of the supplier and the certified origin enable the development of a responsible supply chain, to ensure the sustainability of the species and protect the biodiversity.
The hoya is composed mainly of terpenes, flavones and phytosterols, actives known for their protective effect. While terpenes are shown to have antibacterial and soothing effects, flavones have antioxidant and microcirculation effects. In addition, phytosterols contribute moisturizing, regenerating and antioxidant benefits. The extract can be used up to 10% in illuminating skin care or makeup with illuminating benefits such as BB creams.