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Fagus Sylvatica Seed Extract.

What is "Fagus Sylvatica Seed Extract" and what is its utility?

This refers to the I.N.C.I. name used to denote theextract of common beech bud. This compound boosts collagen production for firmer skin. Find all the information you need to know about this plant-based ingredient in this article.

What is beech bud extract?

The beech tree, botanically known as Fagus sylvatica, is a tree that grows in European forests. Living up to 250 years, the beech tree is renowned for its longevity and robustness.

To obtain the plant extract from beech tree buds, an enzymatic extraction is necessary. This process occurs in several stages: crushing of the seeds, agitation, enzymatic reaction, centrifugation, clarification. The beech seeds are sourced from the finest resources in France such as the Vosges forest and are manually harvested and sorted.

The extract of beech tree buds is a water-based substance with a slightly amber color and a woody scent. Composed of amino acids, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, and phytostimulins, it is recommended for its regenerative and hydrating properties.

The virtues of beech bud extract for the skin.

This plant extract is particularly relevant for topical application to combat the appearance of aging signs. Its effectiveness is based on three essential actions:

  • Stimulating collagen production.

    Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the dermis that provides flexibility and firmness to the skin. However, over the years, its production by the body tends to decrease, which leads to skin sagging and the appearance of wrinkles. To counteract this, vitamin C is a true ally because it boosts the synthesis of collagen in the skin, thereby slowing the appearance of signs related to skin aging.

  • Maintaining a good skin hydration.

    Rich in peptides, theaqueous extract of common beech buds boosts the production of molecules that make up the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). As a reminder, in the stratum corneum, water is retained thanks to hygroscopic substances that form during epidermal differentiation.

  • Stimulating skin cells.

    This plant extract increases the oxygen consumption of cells, thereby boosting the skin's metabolism to prevent skin sagging and the appearance and/or intensification of wrinkles.


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