Magnolia bark extract has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory purposes in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Celebrated as a herbal remedy for treating the stagnation of qi (energy), for digestive disorders, anxiety and allergic diseases, Magnolia bark extract can also help to prevent the loss of skin elasticity and reduce reddening of the skin.
Magnolia bark extract is one of the most potent anti-wrinkle ingredients tested so far at NIVEA. The extract is obtained from the bark of the Magnolia officinalis plant and it contains high amounts of organic compounds magnolol and honokiol, which are said to be up to 1000 times more potent in antioxidants than vitamin E. The anti-inflammatory properties of magnolol and honokiol also effectively help to fight and inhibit the activation of NF-KB, a key facilitator in the aging and chronic inflammation processes.
In skincare products like NIVEA Cellular Anti-Aging range, Magnolia bark extract helps repair fine lines and the start of wrinkles. It also helps to prevent new ones from forming through increasing skin cells’ resistance to external stresses and inflammation.
The extract also has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, which helps to neutralise free radicals and decelerate the aging process. Normally, the body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if too many free radicals have been produced they can damage our cells. Magnolia bark extract is also used in skin care products like NIVEA’s BB Cream Daily Moisturiser to help fade dark spots and pigmentation, and to give the appearance of a soft and even complexion.
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