Houttuynia Cordata Extract



Houttuynia Cordata Extract at a glance

  • Extract of a leafy plant native to Southeast Asia
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Could have the ability to protect skin from damage from UVB rays
  • Potentially inhibits pathways leading to skin inflammation
  • Usage levels in skin care range from 1–3%

Houttuynia Cordata Extract description

_Houttuynia Cordata_ extract is the extract of a leafy plant native to Southeast Asia. Used for generations in traditional medicine in the area, research shows this extract has multiple benefits when applied to skin. Studies indicate that _Houttuynia Cordata_ is a rich source of antioxidants with potent free-radical fighting abilities, making it worthwhile as an anti-aging ingredient. Emerging research is also showing promise that a key component of _Houttuynia Cordata_ - hyperoside - could have the ability to protect skin from the damage caused by UVB rays – though it has not been approved for use specifically for this purpose. Usage levels of _Houttuynia cordata_ in skin care range from 1–3% when supplied as a water-soluble liquid blend.

Houttuynia Cordata Extract references

  • Antioxidants, January 2022, page 221
  • Plants, November 2021, ePublication
  • Journal of the Applied Korean Science and Technology, February 2021, pages 217-227
  • Applied Chemistry for Engineering, August 2018, pages 452-460
  • Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi, November 2014, pages 205-213
  • Chonnam Medical Journal, December 2010, pages 140-147

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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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