Aspalathus linearis leaf extract
Technical Data Sheet – TDS | Safety Data Sheet – SDS
Green rooibos extract is the natural unfermented form of an ancient tea from the Southern tip of Africa. It improves overall skin feel and appearance and adds brilliance to hair.
Appearance: Amber red-brown liquid with a pleasant odor
Solubility: Water-soluble, partially soluble in ethanol, so not miscible directly with oils. A formulator of a finished product will follow different phases in order to use water soluble ingredients and oils in a cosmetic product.
Use level: 1.5–5%
Shelf-life: 24 months
Rooibos (redbush) is a shrub that is indigenous to the Western and North Western Cape province of South Africa in the Cederberg Mountain range. It is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae, and is highly drought resistant due to its deep taproots. The Rooibos plant is a green shrub that grows between 1.5 and 2 metres high, with fine needle-like leaves. The plant is now cultivated in tea farms and has become popular as a hot beverage or tea all over the world. It is known as the Tea of Long Life or Youth tea in parts of Asia.
Like many plants that are used in cosmetics, Rooibos tea has a long history of medicinal use. It has been and is recommended for a wide range of ailments such as eczema, nappy rash, and acne due to the fact that applied topically it has a soothing effect on the skin. It also helps in easing stomach and digestive problems because the tea is antispasmodic. It is reported to be helpful for allergies such as hay fever and asthma and helps to alleviate nervous problems, where it acts as a relaxant and aids sleep.
Rooibos extract is caffeine-free and has low tannin levels. Rooibos is rich in polyphenols, including flavonols, flavones, flavanones and dihydrochalcones (aspalathin and nothofagin).
From the point of view of the cosmetic formulator, the most important characteristics of Rooibos are related to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This means it is the ideal choice for an active anti-aging ingredient as it has been thoroughly researched as an active free-radical scavenger. It is anti-mutagenic and is useful as an ingredient for cosmetic preparations targeting acneic skin. It is gentle and healing and has been used for the manufacture of baby creams and the treatment of baby rashes.
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Green Rooibos extract TDS (Technical Data Sheet)
Green Rooibos extract SDS (Safety Data Sheet)
Green Rooibos extract Additional Information
Batch-specific lab testing results by request.