Balloon Vine Extract



Balloon Vine Extract at a glance

  • Derived from the herb Cardiospermum halicacabum
  • Noted for significant skin-soothing benefits and calming signs of compromised skin
  • Contains beneficial antioxidants and fatty acid compounds
  • Commonly found in India and other Asian countries where it is touted for medicinal use

Balloon Vine Extract description

Balloon vine extract is derived from a plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) noted for its significant skin-soothing benefits. The vine, leaf, and stems are highlighted in research as being particularly calming for signs of compromised skin. Balloon vine extract is rich in antioxidant compounds, including phenols and flavonoids that are beneficial to skin thanks to their ability to help neutralize environmental stressors before they can harm skin. Balloon vine has also been studied for its fatty acid content, which includes oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids, all of which deliver emollient and skin-soothing qualities. Of particular interest, research indicates balloon vine extract has the potential to deliver cortisone-like properties without the risk of thinning skin with long-term use. This herb is commonly found in India and other Asian countries where it is touted for various medicinal properties (outside the scope of cosmetics) and is incorporated into local diets.

Balloon Vine Extract 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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