Archives for November 2008

Bakula – an Indian plant with interesting properties

Bakula Extract – INCI Name (proposed): Mimusops elengi

There is growing demand in the cosmetics Industry for exotic plants and fruits which have interesting beneficial properties for skin and hair care.

The latest of these is an Indian tree known as Bakula.

Bakula is one of the herbs mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic scriptures and has been used for centuries in India for medicinal purpose. In “Meghaduta”, one of the highly esteemed ancient poems by the great poet Kalidasa, there is a mention of Bakula trees. [Read more…]

Natural beauty with healing powers

Famed for its skin saving anti wrinkle properties and beautiful in its natural form, Echinacea is a superb natural active in any skin care range.

Echinacea also has a lovely marketing story to tell with many centuries of use in herbalistic remedies and medicinal potions.

The consumer is familiar with Echinacea in its alternative medicine guise as an antioxidant booster and guard against the common cold. [Read more…]