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Iris Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS

Iris Extract Skincare Benefits:
Antioxidant
Fragrance

For nearly a millennium, the iris plant has been recognized for its beauty and representation of happiness and vitality. Now, in the cosmetic industry, iris extract has become renowned for more than just its aesthetic and aromatic qualities. Botanically derived from the roots of Iris germanica, iris extract possesses a high concentration of isoflavones and rhizomes. 1 As a result, iris extract is popular to include in cosmetic formulations due to its potential to provide potent antioxidant effects that help protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals present in the environment. In addition, iris oil is frequently used in perfumery to provide a desirable, floral scent. 2


  1. Nadaroğlu, H. et al. Antioxidant and radical scavenging properties of Iris germanica. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 41.8, 409-415 (2007)
  2. Schutz, C. et al. Profiling of isoflavonoids in Iris germanica rhizome extracts by microprobe NMR and HPLC-PDA-MS analysis. Fitoterapia 82.7, 1021-1026 (2011)