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Commonly known as: Resveratrol, 3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene.
I.N.C.I. list name: Resveratrol.
Extraction process: Extraction from Japanese knotweed roots and purification.
Source: Plant (Japanese knotweed).
Botanical name: Polygonum cuspidatum / Fallopia japonica.
Family: Polygonaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Roots.
Provenance, origin: China.
Chemical characteristics: Polyphenol; Density: 1.36 g/cm3; Soluble in ethanol and glycols; Molecular weight: 228.24 g/mol; pH ≤ 7.
Characteristics: Emulsion, colloidal solution, true aqueous solution, suspension.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: Between 0.005 and 5%.
Function: Antioxidant, skin maintenance agent.
Properties: Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, repairing, lightening/depigmenting.
Benefits: All skin and hair types.



Face care (day and night creams, serums, masks, eye care, lip serums); Body care (body milks, hand and foot creams); Hair care (shampoos, sprays, lotions); Make-up (foundations).


Store at temperatures between -20°C and +30°C, and in a dry place. Protect from heat and direct sunlight.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Resveratrol has no particular contraindications. This active ingredient can be used on all skin types. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with the eyes.

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Resveratrol was identified and extracted for the first time from the white veratrum Veratrum album L. var grandiflorum) in 1939 by the Japanese researcher M. TAKAOKA. Its name comes from the plant from which it was isolated. This natural polyphenol of the stilbene class is also present in grapes, bilberries, rhubarb, blackberries and peanuts. It is also found in Japanese knotweed, an East Asian herbaceous plant used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to fight against various pathologies including inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases. This molecule is present in two forms: cis-resveratrol and trans-resveratrol, the most abundant form in nature and the most active. Resveratrol is known for its powerful antioxidant activity, acting at two levels: it neutralizes existing free radicals and prevents others from forming. It thus has a dual preventive and corrective action against sources of oxidation, which helps limit premature aging of the skin. Studies have also shown that this active ingredient can reduce inflammatory responses by inhibiting the synthesis and release of pro-inflammatory mediators. Finally, resveratrol also has anti-microbial activity.