INCI: Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract
Extraction: polypodium is a small species of fern common throughout Europe with the exception of the Mediterranean regions.
Benefits: In ancient times, polypodium rhizome was widely used throughout Europe for medicinal purposes. It high concentration of saponins moisturize and soften skin. It forms part of the Hydractin active. Hydractin is formed from a concentration of lichen, polypodium and Icelandic moss. It provides Natural Hydration Factors (NMF) and acts as a universal anti-aging treatment. Four week clinical trials conducted on individuals between the ages of 25-60 reported softer skin and increases in elasticity and firmness.