Magnolia bark extract is one of the most potent anti-wrinkle ingredients tested so far. The extract is obtained from the bark of the Magnolia officinalis plant and it contains high amounts of organic compounds magnolol and honokiol, which are said to be up to 1000 times more potent in antioxidants than vitamin E. The anti-inflammatory properties of magnolol and honokiol also effectively help to fight and inhibit the activation of NF-KB, a key facilitator in the aging and chronic inflammation processes.
ANTI-OXIDANT AND ANTI-BACTERIAL
The extract also has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, which helps to neutralise free radicals and decelerate the aging process. Normally, the body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if too many free radicals have been produced they can damage our cells.
SOFT AND EVEN COMPLEXION
Magnolia bark extract is also used in skin care products to help fade dark spots and pigmentation, and to give the appearance of a soft and even complexion.