Cork powder as an ingredient in cosmetics?
There is a growing demand among consumers of cosmetics for products based on natural ingredients. Cork oak bark extract has a very effective anti-aging effect and is a valuable raw material for daily skin care.
Cork has the amazing ability to constantly renew its shell. For skin care products, this means improved skin quality and smoothness. Cork oak extract is a truly versatile anti-aging weapon! With regular use, scientific research has confirmed several beneficial effects!
For example: intensive hydration, reduction of skin roughness, strengthening of the skin barrier and strengthening of the skin’s protective functions.
Cork extracts contain interesting ingredients with specific properties, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can improve the effectiveness of cosmetic preparations currently available on the market.
Cork and its by-products, such as cork dust, can be an important source of many bioactive compounds.
These natural products exhibit a wide range of relevant properties, namely antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, releasing and depigmenting effects.
They can be used in various pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Products of this type prevent skin aging and have a depigmenting or supportive effect in the treatment of acne and skin inflammation.
The heterogeneity of the chemical composition and unusual properties make cork dust a material of great potential and importance. Recycling and valorization of cork by-products in the cosmetics industry is part of the current perspective of sustainable development.
In 2005, one of the French cosmetics companies patented an idea for cosmetics based on the use of cork powder: