- CAS #: 94279-99-9 | EC #: 304-845-9
- Origin(s): Vegetable
- INCI name: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
- Also known as Skullcap Root Extract
- Used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese herbal medicine
- Contains a multitude of skin benefiting properties
- Provides skin protection against environmental aggressors that can make skin conditions look worse
- Primarily formulate into skincare products that reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Who can use it?
All skin types, especially those with sensitive skin suffering with uneven skin tone and in need of soothing.
What is Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract?
A popular ingredient found in traditional Chinese medicine its benefits have been known for hundreds of years, with it recently being formulated into skincare products mainly due to the fact it can combat signs of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and excessive amounts of pigmentation to the surface of the skin. You will find this root contains compounds such as baicalin, wogonoside, oroxylin A, all of which are types of antioxidant making it a potent ingredient for combating any signs of damage on the skin caused by free radicals from environmental aggressors, such as UV rays, pollution and general climate.
Side effects of Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
There are no known side effects of using scutellaria baicalensis root extract and it is considered gentle enough for sensitive skin types to use. To avoid any unwanted skin irritation you should consult with a doctor, dermatologist or trained professional before applying the ingredient onto the skin.
Scientific evidence of Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
- Chung, Chong-Pyoung, Joon-Bong Park, and Ki-Hwan Bae. "Pharmacological effects of methanolic extract from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis and its flavonoids on human gingival fibroblast." Planta medica 61.02 (1995): 150-153.
- Gao, Zhonghong, et al. "Free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of flavonoids extracted from the radix of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi." Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects 1472.3 (1999): 643-650.
- Schinella, G. R., et al. "Antioxidant activity of anti-inflammatory plant extracts." Life sciences 70.9 (2002): 1023-1033.