Inula Helenium Extract



No known benefits

Inula Helenium Extract description

_Inula helenium_ is the Latin name for elecampane; it is a plant extract that can be very sensitising to skin. In cosmetics, this ingredient is most often added for its fragrance. This plant can cause reactions for those allergic to plants in the ragweed family.

Inula Helenium Extract references

  • Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.

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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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