Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract



Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract at a glance

  • Plant that is a source of beneficial antioxidants
  • Can offer significant soothing properties for skin and help diminish the visible signs of irritation
  • Must have parthenolide removed, otherwise it can have a sensitising effect on skin
  • All Paula’s Choice products are parthenolide-free

Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract description

_Chrysanthemum parthenium_ flower extract (commonly advertised as feverfew extract) is a source of beneficial antioxidants and can offer significant soothing properties for skin. However, if a specific constituent of the plant known as parthenolide (technically, sesquiterpene lactone) is present, it can have a sensitising effect on skin. If the parthenolide is removed, this ingredient is not a problem for skin and can in fact help to diminish the visible signs of irritation, including redness. To ensure you’re only getting parthenolide-free _Chrysanthemum parthenium_ flower extract in your skin care products, it’s best to contact the company to confirm that this compound has been excluded from the extract. Note: All Paula’s Choice products that contain _Chrysanthemum parthenium_ flower extract are parthenolide-free.

Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract references

  • Farmacia, 2016 pages 498-501
  • Journal of Dermatological Sciences, December 2013, pages 304-31
  • Pharmacognosy Review, January-June 2011, pages 103-110
  • Archives of Dermatologic Research, February 2008, pages 69-80

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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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