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Identity Profile: Ashitaba Plant Extract

Commonly known as: Angelica Keiskei Extract (INCI), Tomorrow's Leaves, Longevity Herb, Ashitaba from Japan.
Botanical name: Angelica keiskei.
Extraction process: Supercritical CO2 extraction.
Family: Apiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves and/or stems.
Location: Originally from the Pacific coast of the Nippon archipelago (Japan) and now present in America and Europe.
Flowering: From May to September.
Provenance, origin: France.
Phytochemical composition: Flavonoids (4,4'-dimethoxychalcone, lutein, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, quercetin); chalcones (isobavachalcone, xanthoangelol, 4-hydroxyderricin); active polyacetylenes; sesquiterpenes (ashitabaol...); triterpenes; cyclohexenones; vitamins (A, B, K).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Oily liquid; Color: Yellow; Odor: Characteristic.
Physical characteristics: /
Benefits: Antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial.
Concerns: All skin types.



  • Anti-radical: Reducing the formation of free radicals, thereby protecting cells from premature aging;

  • Anti-aging: Promoting cellular renewal and autophagy, an intracellular mechanism of protection and cellular recycling, helps to delay the onset of aging signs.


  • Facial Care (serums, creams, lotions).

Method of Preservation

Store at room temperature, protected from light, but most importantly, shielded from moisture.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

When applied topically, kale extract does not presentany contraindications. It is very well tolerated and suitable for all skin types.

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Ashitaba is a perennial plant endemic to Japan, known and used for 2,000 years. Its rapid growth has shaped its reputation. The Japanese even nickname it the "tomorrow leaf," because when the leaves are picked in the evening, new ones appear by the next morning. It is thanks to this characteristic that this plant has become a symbol of longevity in Asian culture.