Cardiospermum Halicacabum



Cardiospermum Halicacabum at a glance

  • Herb also known as balloon vine extract in the skin care world 
  • Research-backed for providing soothing benefits, including calming signs of compromised skin 
  • Contains anti-aging antioxidants and beneficial fatty acid compounds 
  • Commonly found in India and other Asian countries

Cardiospermum Halicacabum description

Cardiospermum halicacabum is an herbaceous plant commonly found in India and other Asian countries where it is touted for various medicinal properties and may also be incorporated into local foods. Often referred to as balloon vine extract, this plant has been well studied for its skin-soothing benefits. In particular, Cardiospermum halicacabum’s vine, leaf, and stems are highlighted in the research as being extremely calming for signs of compromised skin. This plant’s antioxidant compounds also offer anti-aging properties to skin thanks to their ability to help fight off environmental stressors. Additionally, Cardiospermum halicacabum’s fatty acid content contributes both emollient and skin-soothing qualities.

Cardiospermum Halicacabum references

  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, June 2022, ePublication 
  • Dermatologic Therapy, November 2020, pages 1-5 
  • Pharmacognosy Journal, November-December 2020, pages 1,241-1,251 
  • African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, December 2013, pages 3,026-3,334

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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