Bellis Perennis



Bellis Perennis at a glance

  • Plant ingredient also known as daisy extract
  • Helps protect skin from pro-aging damage
  • Might firm and promote an even skin tone
  • Can contain skin-sensitizing components

Bellis Perennis description

_Bellis perennis_ extract is a plant extract and antioxidant skin care ingredient more commonly known as daisy extract. Extracts can come from both the flowers and stems of the Bellis perennis plant and commonly contain saponins and phenolic compounds. If it’s from the flower only, the ingredient name would be _Bellis Perennis_ (Daisy) Flower Extract. Thanks to the plant’s antioxidant properties, _Bellis perennis_ helps protect skin from environmental damage and can promote a more even skin tone through the interruption of melanin-producing enzymes within skin’s surface layers. Early studies suggest that _Bellis perennis_ flower extract can improve firmness through the stimulation of supportive compounds within skin. However, more research needs to be done for this to be an accepted claim. Daisy extract isn’t an anti-aging wunderkind. _Bellis perennis_ (daisy) extract’s dark side is that it can contain a skin-sensitizing plant metabolite, sesquiterpene lactone. Overall, there are better, more studied antioxidants available that deliver benefits without risks of sensitization. Note: Daisy extract can cross-react with feverfew extract, a soothing plant used in some skin care products. It’s best to avoid products that contain both ingredients, especially if you have a known history of allergies to plants in the Chrysanthemum family. According to supplier-provided information, Bellis perennis extract can be used in cosmetics between 1.0%-5.0%.

Bellis Perennis references

  • UL Prospector, Accessed May 2023, Webpage
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, March 2023, pages 13-19
  • Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, August 2021, ePublication
  • Contact Dermatitis, January 2020, pages 18–23; and January 2017, pages 1-10
  • Phytochemistry, August 2015, pages 203-212

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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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