Moth Bean

INCI: Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract

Primary Function: Increases elasticity

Secondary Function: Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Background Info: Retinol, one of the top, synthetic anti-aging remedies available, is infamous for not only providing a more youthful aesthetic, but also for increasing skin sensitivity, especially in the presence of UV light. Vigna Acontifolia, aka Matki or Moth Bean, an annual trailing herb, native to south Asia, is also known to help boost cellular renewal and reveal a fresh, radiant complexion. With this in mind Vigna Acontifolia Seed Extract is a great natural and botanical alternative to retinol. 

Ingredient Source: Our Moth Bean extract is sourced by an INCI and REACH-Standard-approved supplier that is committed to the reduction of animal testing and improvement in the protection of the environment from the dangers of unregulated chemicals. This ingredient is GMO-free and is developed to be without any irritating fragrance additives. 

Scientific Benefits: 

  • Increases Elasticity: Moth Bean, like retinol, encourages cell turnover which directly results in the reduced appearance of wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. 
  • Combating Hyperpigmentation: Moth Bean has been shown to anti-melanin behavior which results in a more even skin tone following exposure to UV and skin pollutants.