Stellaria Media Extract



Stellaria Media Extract at a glance

  • Herb-derived skin care ingredient
  • Offers skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits
  • Suitable for compromised skin.
  • Noteworthy bioactive compounds include ferulic acid, vitamin C, and genistein

Stellaria Media Extract description

_Stellaria media_ extract (also known as chickweed extract) is an herb-derived skin care ingredient that offers antioxidant and soothing properties. Moreover, studies underscore its aptitude in rejuvenating compromised skin. _Stellaria media i_s distinguished by its rich repository of bioactive constituents, including ferulic acid, vitamin C, and genistein, each contributing to anti-aging benefits. Some of these antioxidants have also been proven to help stabilize other ingredients in cosmetic formulations. According to a _Stellaria media_ extract supplier, this is a water-soluble ingredient that presents as a slightly viscous, dark-brown liquid in raw material form. At the time of this writing (August 2023), the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has not formally assessed the safety of Stellaria media extract. Supplied as part of a blend with water and solvent humectants such as glycols, use level of this extract are typically 1–2% (with the plant itself being a smaller percentage of this total).

Stellaria Media Extract references

  • UL Prospector (supplier info), Accessed August 2023, ePublication
  • Pharmacophore, February 2023, pages 45-55
  • Applied Sciences, 2021, pages 1-18
  • Heliyon, June 2020, pages 1-7

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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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