Science of Skincare: what is Magnolia Bark?
In the latest of our myth-busting, Science of Skincare blogs, our co-founder and internationally renowned skin and wound healing biologist, Dr Ardeshir Bayat, gives us the lowdown on the the ingredients used in our Science of Skin products
What is Magnolia Bark?
It is a species of Magnolia which grows in the mountainous regions of China. It has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine for various skin complaints.
What are the skincare benefits of Magnolia Bark?
It is a natural ingredient that has been shown to reduce redness and can soothe the skin.
How does Magnolia Bark work?
The bark contains compounds, called magnolol and honokiol, which have been demonstrated to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.1
Which Science of Skin products contain Magnolia Bark?
Solution for Scars Scientifically and now clinically-proven to reduce redness and irritation as well as improve the appearance of scarring.
Works on: Scars, Acne, Chicken Pox, Burns
1Honokiol and magnolol as multifunctional antioxidative molecules for dermatologic disorders.”. Molecules. 15: 6452–65. Sep 16, 2010. doi:10.3390/molecules15096452. PMID 20877235.