Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract



Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract description

Plant ingredient used in the preparation of the most popular tea-like beverage in South America. It has skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.

Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract references

  • Life Sciences, June 2002, pages 693-705
  • Fitoterapia, November 2001, pages 774-778

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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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