Agastache mexicana (hyssop) flower/leaf/stem extract
Agastache Mexicana (also known as hyssop) is a flowering shrub native to North America that’s an edible plant with an anise-like flavour and aroma. The flower, leaf, and stem are sources of antioxidants, including hesperetin, apigenin, salvigenin, kaempferol, and quercetin.
Research on this plant’s direct benefit to skin is somewhat lacking; however, its antioxidant and calming abilities means it complements the benefits of more proven antioxidants.
References for this information:
Molecules, May 2014, pages 5,490–5,507
Phytochemistry Reviews, April 2014, ePublication
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