Magnolia Bark Extract
To date, over 250 kinds of ingredients have been distilled from the cones, bark, flowers, and leaves of the Magnolia Tree. Magnolia bark extract has two key anti-inflammatory nutrients called magnolol and honokiol. These are reported to prevent the activation of a key aggressor in inflammation and aging. Several studies have found that the Magnolia bark extract reduces facial skin redness and improves hydration and moisturization of skin, especially crow’s-feet.
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Walker JM, Maitra A, Walker J, Ehrnhoefer-Ressler MM, Inui T, Somoza V.; Identification of Magnolia officinalis L. bark extract as the most potent anti-inflammatory of four plant extracts. Am J Chin Med. 2013; 41(3):531-44.
Walker J, Imboeck JM, Walker JM, Maitra A, Haririan H, Rausch-Fan X, Dodds M, Inui T, Somoza V.; Magnolia officinalis L. Fortified Gum Improves Resistance of Oral Epithelial Cells Against Inflammation. Am J Chin Med. 2016; 44(6):13;41(3):531-44.
Cui W, Wang Y, Chen Q, Sun W, Cai L, Tan Y, Kim KS, Kim KH, Kim YH.; Magnolia extract (BL153) ameliorates kidney damage in a high fat diet-induced obesity mouse model. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2013; 2013():367040.