Polypody Fern

Polypody Fern

Polypody fern is a species of fern that is native to Central and South America. This plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various skin conditions, and recent research has shown that it may also have skin care benefits.

One of the main skin care benefits of Polypody fern is its ability to protect the skin from damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is a major cause of skin aging and skin cancer, and Polypody fern contains antioxidants and other compounds that can help neutralize the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin.

In addition to its UV protection benefits, Polypody fern has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This can be beneficial for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, as well as for those with sensitive skin.

Another benefit of Polypody fern for skin care is its ability to help improve skin hydration. This plant contains polysaccharides, which can help to retain moisture in the skin and improve its overall appearance and texture.

Polypody fern can be incorporated into skin care products such as creams, serums, and masks to provide these benefits. Polypody fern is a promising ingredient for skin care products, with potential benefits for UV protection, anti-inflammatory effects, and skin hydration.

BOTANICAL NAME: Polypodium (poly meaning 'many' and podos meaning 'a foot') vulgare

EXTRACTION: Solvent Extraction

DESCRIPTION: Polypodium vulgare (polypody fern) is a perennial plant that grows up to 30 cm in height. It is typically found growing on rocky surfaces in shady, forested areas often in scattered clumps. Historically used as a medicinal herb, our extract is from the stem that grows underground. The rhizome extract of the plant contains the actives polypodine A and B. It works in combination with Iceland moss to soften and increase the moisture factor in the skin.

KEY COMPONENTS: Polypodine A and B 

FOUND IN: Nordic Boost Hydrating Serum