Cogon Grass


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INCI: Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract

Primary Function: Historically adapted to survive in harsh and flooded environments, our Cylindrica root extract (Cogon Grass) is the perfect ingredient for delivering potent moisturizing benefits to the skin. This extract delivers unparalleled moisturizing benefits to the skin, deeply hydrating at a cellular level for lasting moisture retention.

Secondary Function: Beyond mere hydration, Cylindrica Extract has been shown to promote enhanced collagen synthesis. This elegant solution targets the root causes of dry and wrinkled skin, offering a pathway to a firmer, smoother complexion.

History of Use: Imperata cylindrica, commonly recognized as Cogon Grass, thrives in the warm, occasionally flooded climates of Western Africa and Southern Asia. This resilient grass, historically used in traditional Mizo and ancient Chinese medicine, has been revered for its anti-bacterial properties and its role in wound healing, gastrointestinal, and urinary tract treatments. Its potent moisturizing capacity, critical for combating dehydration, now positions it as a coveted ingredient in contemporary skincare formulations.

Ingredient Source: Our Cylindrica root 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: 

  • Moisturization: The key to vibrant, healthy skin lies in effective moisturization. Our extract's rich potassium and 3-dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) content enhances intracellular hydration, significantly increasing skin's moisture levels by up to 45% within 30 days. This rapid and sustained moisturizing effect is visible as early as 24 hours after initial application.
  • Increased Collagen: Enhanced skin hydration not only addresses immediate dryness but also stimulates cellular metabolism. This, in turn, boosts collagen production, improving skin's elasticity and firmness while offering pronounced anti-aging benefits.

Full Ingredient List:  Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Water, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Leaf/Trunk Extract, Sorbitan Olivate

Ingredient Sources: Cogon Grass, Water, Sunflower, Olive, Banana & Olive

Size: 1 mL

Scientific Sources:

  • Jung, Y. K., & Shin, D. (2021). Imperata cylindrica: A Review of Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Industrial Applications. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)26(5), 1454.
  • Lalthanpuii, P. B., & Lalchhandama, K. (2020). Phytochemical analysis and in vitro anthelmintic activity of Imperata cylindrica underground parts. BMC complementary medicine and therapies20(1), 332.

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