Triticum Aestivum Leaf Powder



Triticum Aestivum Leaf Powder at a glance

  • Also known as wheatgrass powder
  • Helps skin maintain a youthful appearance
  • Assists in shielding skin from damage associated with external agents
  • Contains vitamin C and other antioxidant-rich compounds

Triticum Aestivum Leaf Powder description

_Triticum aestivum_ leaf powder, AKA wheatgrass powder, is a plant derived powder taken from the young leaves of the common wheat plant. It’s said to have antioxidant properties which might benefit skin. _Triticum aestivum_ leaf powder contains flavonoids, phenolic compounds, vitamins (including vitamins A and C) and amino acids. These rich phytochemicals make it an interesting ingredient for usage in skin care formulations. Although more research is needed to provide sufficient evidence of the varying claims that surround this ingredient in skin care, it is thought that this plant-derived powder works to keep skin youthful, assisting in neutralizing the effects of harmful pro-aging agents, like pollution and UV rays. Beyond topical applications of this ingredient in cosmetics and skin care, Triticum aestivum leaf powder is also ingested and commonly incorporated into foods and drinks for perceived health benefits. It’s this area that has much stronger research supporting the health benefits of wheatgrass, but topical usage certainly has potential.

Triticum Aestivum Leaf Powder references

  • Current Traditional Medicine, April 2022, pages 51-59
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, March 2022, pages 17977-17996
  • Chemistry and Biodiversity, Feb 2021, 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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