Natural Plant Extracts

Japanese plant extracts for natural cosmetic ingredients

Do you know Camellia,Tachibana, Shekwasha, Kumis kuching, Akebia, or Ophiopogon? They are raw materials of unique plant extracts provided by NOF CORPORATION. We would like to introduce Japanese plant extracts to cosmetic formulators in Europe. Our plant extracts were made from plants grown in Japanese rich nature, and they can give your important customers the gifts of nature.Our plant extracts are useful for ingredients of natural cosmetics or organic cosmetics.


What is the gifts of nature?

NOF R&D team has revealed the effects and efficacies of our plant extracts as cosmetic ingredients. We can show you experimental data such as anti-oxidation, inhibition of melanin formation, enhancement on collagen formation, anti-inflammatory effect, moisturizing effect, and so on. These features are collectively showed on bellow chart.


Features of plant extracts for cosmetics

This chart shows a lot of features of plant extracts provided by NOF. Each plant extract has unique features. In detail, please visit product pages.

Product Name

Anti-

Oxidation

Melanin

biosynthesis

Inhibition

Collagen biosynthesis

enhancement

or keeping skin cell

structure  

Urea

biosynthesis

enhancement

Hyaluronic acid

biosynthesis

enhancement

Anti-

Inflammatory

effect

UV-protective

effect

CAMELLIA FLOWER EXTRACT BG

CAMELLIA SEED EXTRACT BG

CAMELLIA LEAF EXTRACT BG

CHINPI EXTRACT K65B

SHEKWASHA EXTRACT BG

KUMIS KUCHING EXTRACT BG

VERBENA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT BG

PASSION FRUIT EXTRACT BG

TURMERIC EXTRACT BG

AKEBIA EXTRACT BG

BAKUMONDOU EXTRACT BG

APRICOT JUICE PH

EUCALYPTUS EXTRACT ET

ECKLEXT® BG

CyPA®-PW, CyPA®-ET



What plants do we apply for the extracts?

Camellia (Camellia Japonica)

Camellia is native to Japan, and it has been popular as a garden plant with beautiful flowers since ancient times in japan. Flower of the camellia is known as a symbol of eternal beauty. The camellia was introduced to Europe in 17th century, and came into fashion as a garden plant in 19th century. In a French novel “La Dame aux camélias" published in 19th century, the camellia was described as a favorite flower of the heroine.

NOF provide not only the camellia flower extract but also the seed and the leaf extracts. These extracts have anti-aging effects.

Camellia flower

In detail please click bellows.

CAMELLIA FLOWER EXTRACT BG

CAMELLIA SEED EXTRACT BG

CAMELLIA LEAF EXTRACT BG


Tachibana (Citrus tachibana)

Tachibana is a citrus which has grown naturally since ancient times in Japan. Ancient Japanese thought that the tachibana was a symbol of “eternal”, since it is an evergreen tree. Some Japanese family crests or Japanese Cultural Medals are designed from the leaf and fruit of the tachibana. Also Japanese family name “Tachibana” comes from this plant.

The peel is known as Chinese herbal medicine ‘Kippi’. NOF provides the citrus tachibana peel extract which can inhibit generation of melanin causing dark spots or freckles.

Fruit of tachibana (citrus)
In detail, please click CHINPI EXTRACT K65B.


Shekwasha (Citrus depressa)

Shekwasha is a citrus which grows naturally in Okinawa islands, southernmost of Japan. The peel of shekwasha contains polymethoxyflavonoids (PMFs) such as nobiletin and tangeretin. It is said that PMFs have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.

NOF provides the shekwasha peel extract which is useful for not only whitening but also anti-aging ingredient.

Fruit of shekwasha (citrus)
In detail, please click SHEKWASHA EXTRACT BG.


Kumis Kuching (Orthosiphon Stamineus)

Kumis Kuching is a perilla, native to Southeast Asia. It is an important folk medicine in India, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is said that the kumis kuching is useful for urethral calculus and nephritis.

In Japan, the kumis kuching is cultivated in Okinawa islands, and called as “Cats Whiskers” because of its shape of the flower.

NOF provides the kumis kuching extract which is useful as the beautification and whitening natural ingredient.

Flower of kumis kuching
In detail, please click KUMIS KUCHING EXTRACT BG.


Verbena (Verbena officinalis)

Verbena is distributed in Europe, Japan, north America and China. It is known to have an anti-inflammatory and a hemostatic action, and is used for herbal medicine such as emmenagogue, jaundice, diarrhea, blister, and so on.

NOF uses the verbena which is harvested in Okinawa, Japan and provide its extract. The verbena extract shows antioxidant effect.

Flower of verbena
In detail, please click VERBENA EXTRACT BG.


Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis)

Passionfruit is native to subtropical zone in America. The fruit of passionfruit is eaten and also is used for juice and jam. The fruit contains nutritional elements such as β-carotenes and vitamins C and citric acids and so on.

NOF uses the passionfruit which is harvested in Okinawa, Japan. and provide its extract. Passionfruit extract shows antioxidant effect.

Flower of passionfruit
In detail, please click PASSION FRUIT EXTRACT BG.


Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is native to India. It is used for spice of Indian foods and food color. The turmeric contains wood polyphenols (curcumin) and essential oils. It is said that the curcumin is useful for anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, improvement of liver actives etc., and essential oil is useful for secretomotor of bile and gastric juice, anti-cancer effect, and so on.

NOF uses special kind of turmeric, which is harvested in Okinawa Japan, containing 6 times more curcumin and 2.5 times more essential oils than ordinary turmeric. The turmeric extract shows antioxidant effect and inhibitory effect on elastase activity.

Turmeric

In detail, Please click TURMERIC EXTRACT BG.


Akebia (Akebia quinata or Akebia trifoliata)

Akebia is native to East Asia and grows naturally in Japan. The fruit of akebia is edible and the stem is known as herbal medicine “mokutsu” in Japan. The mokutsu is useful for diuresis, anti-inflammatory and pain relief.

NOF extracts the stem of akebia with water. Since the extract increases the production of natural moisturizing factor, it is useful for cosmetic ingredients.

AkebiaIn detail, Please click AKEBIA EXTRACT


Ophiopogon (Ophiopogon japonicas)

Ophiopogon grows naturally in East Asia. The root of ophiopogon is called “bakumondow”. The bakumondow is useful for cardiovascular diseases and antitussive as crude drugs.

NOF provides the bakumondow extract which increases the production of natural moisturizing factor

BakumondouIn detail, Please click BAKUMONDOU EXTRACT BG.


Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Apricot is native to central Asia. The fruit of apricot is edible and used as jam. The fruit is known to help warm up bodies, and it is familiar for a long time in Japan.

APRICOT JUICE PH provided by NOF is the fruit juice obtained by compressing the fruit of apricot. Since the APRICOT JUICE PH promotes hyaluronic acid biosynthesis, it is useful for natural moisturizer.

Fruit of apricotIn detail, Please click APRICOT JUICE PH.


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus is distributed in South of Australia. Native Australian has used the leaf of eucalyptus to heal injury. It is said that essential oil from the leaf has sterilization, anti-inflammatory, pain relief effect.

NOF extracts 100% baby leaf of eucalyptus harvested in Japan. The extract has anti-aging effect to prevent dark spots on skin or wrinkles.

EucalyptusIn detail, Please click EUCALYPTUS EXTRACT ET.


Kurome (Ecklonia kurome)

Kurome is a seaweed which grows naturally on rocks in sublittoral zone. It is mainly used for food in Japan.

NOF uses the kurome harvested in Amakusa islands which is 60km southwest of Kumamoto city in Japan. Amakusa is famous for fresh seafoods and historical church (world heritage). The extract from kurome is useful for ant-aging ingredient of cosmetics to keep healthy and youthful skin preventing dark spot on skin and wrinkles.

Fishermen with kurome
Fishermen with seaweed
In detail, Please click ECKLEXT BG.


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