Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract

An extract from the bark of the African birch with antioxidant and astringent phenolic compounds and flavonoids. Its antimicrobial properties are beneficial for acne-prone skin.

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Anogeissus leiocarpus bark extract is an extract derived from the bark of the African birch, Anogeissus leiocarpa.

There is not much known about the uses of this bark in skincare, but what we do know is that it contains a good amount of phenolic compounds and flavonoids, which would make it an antioxidant and astringent ingredient. It has some antimicrobial properties that may prove to be beneficial for problematic and acne-prone skin.

Other than that, it is also used to prepare a yellowish dye for the production of traditional mud-dyed textiles in Mali.

1Olugbami, J. O., Gbadegesin, M. A., & Odunola, O. A. (2014). In vitro evaluation of the antioxidant potential, phenolic and flavonoid contents of the stem bark ethanol extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus. African journal of medicine and medical sciences, 43(Suppl 1), 101–109.
2E.Y.A. Salih, et al. (2017). Tannins, flavonoids and stilbenes in extracts of African savanna woodland trees Terminalia brownii, Terminalia laxiflora and Anogeissus leiocarpus showing promising antibacterial potential. South African Journal of Botany, 108, 370-386

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