Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract

A prospective anti-wrinkle extract derived from a rare plant – the Orpheus flower. Studies have shown that it increases skin elasticity and promotes collagen production. It also contains moisturizing polysaccharides.
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Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract


Haberlea rhodopensis leaf extract is an anti-wrinkle and humectant moisturizing extract obtained from a rare endemic plant called Haberlea rhodopensis – Orpheus flower or Resurrection plant.

The plant is famous for its ability to survive very long periods of drought and then “resurrect” itself from its dried-out state. This is also reflected in its skincare use – the extract is humectant moisturizing due to its content of polysaccharides (rhamno-galacturonans).

In studies using human skin cells, as well as various test animals, the leaf extract was able to ameliorate the signs of aging (i.e., increase skin elasticity, collagen production, and elastin synthesis).

It is a very good prospective ingredient for skincare purposes, only thwarted by the small-scale cultivation of the plant.


Georgiev, Y. N., Ognyanov, M. H., & Denev, P. N. (2019). The ancient Thracian endemic plant Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. And related species: A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 112359.