Plant extracts

Coriander description

Herb and spice plant, the source of a fragrant component; it can aggravate skin. Newer research has shown that coriander leaf extract has restorative benefit, which is likely due to coriander leaf being a rich source of linolenic acid. It also appears coriander offers antioxidant benefit, at least when consumed orally. Last, components in coriander oil have skin-soothing benefits, but that doesn’t mean its fragrance components aren’t cause for concern.

Coriander references

  • Journal of Medicinal Food, ePublication, July 2014
  • Phytotherapy Research, March 2012, issue 3, pages 420-424
  • Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, October 2008, pages 847-851
  • Journal of Food Protection, July 2001, issue 7, pages 1019-1024

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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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