Anacyclus Pyrethrum Root Extract



Anacyclus Pyrethrum Root Extract at a glance

  • Long used in traditional Moroccan medicine
  • Root extract has skin-beneficial antioxidant properties
  • Oil has fragrant components
  • Also called pellitory, Spanish pellitory, or Mount Atlas daisy

Anacyclus Pyrethrum Root Extract description

_Anacyclus pyrethrum_ root extract comes from a type of flowering plant that is native to parts of the Mediterranean and North Africa. It’s also known as pellitory, Spanish pellitory, or Mount Atlas daisy. Long used in various aspects of Moroccan traditional medicine, it’s now gaining traction for its beneficial properties in both clinical and over-the-counter settings. A growing body of research is finding that the extract from this plant, particularly its roots, has antioxidant benefits for skin, fighting signs of damage, particularly from sun exposure. As with many flowering plants, the oil of this plant has some fragrant compounds that aren’t skin beneficial, making it important to observe which parts of it are used in skin care preparations.

Anacyclus Pyrethrum Root Extract references

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2022, pages 7,116-7,130
  • Molecules, November 2020, pages 1-14
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology, September 2017, pages 1-14

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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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