Kigelia Africana Extract


Plant extracts

Kigelia Africana Extract description

Extract of African plant commonly known as the sausage tree. The research on this ingredient is limited, but it does appear to have skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.

Kigelia Africana Extract references

  • Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology, August 2007, pages 433-438
  • Journal of Natural Products, November 2005, pages 1610-1614

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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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