Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract



Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract at a glance

  • Used in traditional European medicinal practices
  • Rich in antioxidant compounds such as epigallocatechin and quercetin
  • Exhibits anti-aging benefits when applied topically
  • May have antimicrobial properties

Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract description

_Solidago virgaurea_ (goldenrod) extract is the extract from a flowering plant known as the European goldenrod and Bulgarian mugwort. As with many plant extracts, it’s been used in traditional medicinal practices for centuries, but is now gaining notice for its topical benefits to skin. _Solidago virguarea_ (goldenrod) extract is a rich source of skin-friendly antioxidant components, including epigallocatechin and quercetin. Both help protect skin’s surface when faced with environmental threats. Research demonstrates _Solidago virguarea_ (goldenrod) extract fights visible signs of aging and helps mitigate signs of irritation. Some studies also indicate it could have antimicrobial properties. Usage levels for this individual ingredient have not been established; however, it’s featured in some water-based blends with several other plant extracts used in amounts between 5–10%.

Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract references

  • Separations, January 2022, ePublication
  • Biomolecules, December 2020, page 1,619
  • Nature Publishing Group Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, April 2018, ePublication
  • Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, December 2011, pages 6,770-6,779
  • European Medicines Agency, September 2008, ePublication

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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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