Portulaca Oleracea Extract (Also known as Purslane Extract)

Portulaca Oleracea Extract (Also known as Purslane Extract)


Description: portulaca oleracea extract is an extract of the whole plant of the purselane, portulaca oleracea l., portulacaceae
CAS #: 90083-07-1 | EC #: 290-201-1

Quick Facts

  • Traditionally used in Korean medicine to treat infected and irritated skin
  • Comes in the form of bright yellow flower, weed and edible vegetables
  • Contains several magic skin properties
  • Ongoing research reveals this botanical extract contains huge amounts of benefits for the skin

Who can use it?

All skin types can use this, as long as they perform a patch test before applying it to the skin.

What is Portulaca Oleracea Extract?

With its skin benefits treating a variety of skin concerns for centuries in Korean medicine, you may be surprised to hear modern research confirms there is more this plant can offer. Portulaca Oleracea Extract is one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals helping to established skin. It also contains antioxidant properties ensuring the skin’s surface barrier is fully protected from any free radical damage it comes into contact throughout the day, such as UV exposure and pollution. The soothing effects of this ingredient on the skin is a result of it containing NMF’s (natural moisturising factors) keeping the microbiome of the skin nourished and balanced. 

Side effects of Portulaca Oleracea Extract

No known, however due to it still undergoing research consulting a doctor or medical professional is advised before applying it to the skin.

Scientific Evidence

  • Rashed, A. N., F. U. Afifi, and A. M. Disi. "Simple evaluation of the wound healing activity of a crude extract of Portulaca oleracea L.(growing in Jordan) in Mus musculus JVI-1." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 88.2 (2003): 131-136.
  • Chan, K., et al. "The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. sativa (Haw.) Celak." Journal of ethnopharmacology 73.3 (2000): 445-451.
  • Liu, Lixia, et al. "Fatty acids and ő≤-carotene in Australian purslane (Portulaca oleracea) varieties." Journal of chromatography A 893.1 (2000): 207-213.


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