Betula Alba Bark Extract



Betula Alba Bark Extract at a glance

  • Extract derived from the plant commonly known as white birch
  • Serves as an antioxidant to help defend skin from environmental stressors
  • May also help reinforce skin’s barrier
  • Can have astringent properties when used in high amounts

Betula Alba Bark Extract description

_Betula alba_ bark extract is derived from the plant commonly known as white birch. This extract serves as an antioxidant to help defend skin from environmental stressors. Studies indicate it may also help reinforce skin’s barrier and promote firmer skin. On the flip side, it can also have astringent properties, which makes it a potential sensitiser for skin if it is one of the main ingredients in a product (high up on the ingredient list). In lower amounts it is not problematic and is considered safe for skin. Suggested usage levels range from 1–5%, depending on formulary goals.

Betula Alba Bark Extract references

  • In Vivo, July-August 2019, pages 1,087–1,093
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2015, pages 62-83
  • Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, October 1999, issue 10, pages 3954-3962

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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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