Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract


Plant extracts

Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract at a glance

  • Plant-extract from the Belamcanda chinensis plant, AKA Iris domestica, leopard lily and blackberry lily
  • Has skin-soothing properties that help calm skin
  • Used in traditional medicinal practices in Eastern Asian countries
  • Currently, there’s limited research on the impact of this ingredient

Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract description

_Belamcanda chinensis_ root extract is a plant-derived ingredient that helps soothe skin. It’s taken from the roots of _Belamcanda chinensis_, also known as Iris domestica, Blackberry lily or leopard lily, a perennial flower with orange and yellow blossoms. The plant extract contains irisflorentin and has soothing properties that help calm skin and ease signs of irritation. Despite claims to the contrary, there’s no published scientific evidence that this plant can control skin’s oil production or boost cell turnover rate for smoother skin. _Belamcanda chinesis_ rhizomes are commonly used in traditional medicinal practices in Eastern Asian countries. Most of the research which notes this plant’s antioxidant benefits centers around extracts derived from the plant’s rhizome (underground portion of a plant’s stem), which contains flavonoids and isoflavonoids.

Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract references

  • Journal of Pain Research, April 2022, pages 1221-1232
  • Molecules, October 2021, ePublication
  • China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica, July 2019, pages 119-122
  • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, January 2019, pages 242-255
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, June 2016, pages 1-13

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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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