Picea Abies Extract



Picea Abies Extract at a glance

  • Wood extract derived from Norway spruce (also known as “common spruce”)
  • Extolled for its soothing properties
  • Picea abies is a rich source of antioxidants
  • Considered an upcycled skin care ingredient since it’s a byproduct of the timber industry

Picea Abies Extract description

_Picea abies_ wood extract is a skin care ingredient that can be upcycled as a byproduct from timber and its manufacturing industries such as sawmill and pulp. Of note, it is extolled for its soothing properties. Research has shown _Picea abies_ (also known as “Norway spruce” or “common spruce”) to be a rich source of antioxidants. Studies also indicate this ingredient may have the ability to help reduce visible discolourations. While there isn’t an extensive amount of research on the wood extract of _Picea abies_, the studies that do exist look promising. Usage level as part of a blend with propylene glycol ranges from 1–5%. This plant extract is also proven to be heat stable, making it a good addition to sunscreens.

Picea Abies Extract references

  • Journal of Agronomy, Technology and Engineering Management, June 2020, pages 437-447
  • Industrial Crops and Products, March 2020, ePublication
  • Molecules, November 2016, pages 1-15

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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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