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Rhodiola rosea 1% salidroside: skin care ingredients from extreme environment

May 31, 2022

Rhodiola also grows in high altitude and cold regions. Rhodiola is mainly distributed in the extremely cold regions of the northern hemisphere and plateau areas. It grows between stone fissures at an altitude of 3500-5000 meters. It has been widely used as a precious medicinal material since ancient times.

Modern medical research has proved that Rhodiola contains 35 trace elements and 18 amino acids. The main active ingredients are Rhodiola Rosea 1% salidroside and tyrosol, as well as a series of phenolic antioxidants, such as procyanidins, chlorogenic acid, gallic acid, etc. At the cosmetics application level, Rhodiola extract has the research directions of anti-oxidation, whitening, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, anti-aging, and so on.

Rhodiola extract

Rhodiola Rosea 1% salidroside, the core component of Rhodiola extract, can not only resist the damage caused by external ultraviolet radiation but also remove the free radicals produced by internal mitochondria, which is an important index to judge the quality of Rhodiola extract.

As a matter of fact, Rhodiola is rich in species, including Rosa Rhodiola, Rhodiola crenulata, and RHODIOLA SACRA. There are great differences in the content and composition of effective components in Rhodiola from different species and different habitats. Some studies believe that the higher the altitude, the more Salidroside in Rhodiola, and the stronger the effect. High-quality Rhodiola extract contains at least 3% rosavins and Rhodiola Rosea 1% salidroside.


As for the use of Rhodiola, the most famous brand in China should be INOHERB.In its Rhodiola series products, the highly active Rhodiola root extract independently developed by the brand is used, and a Rhodiola slow-release microcapsule technology is adopted, which can help the skin better absorb the effective ingredients.

It is reported that the INOHERB has studied Rhodiola for many years. They believe that the origin and cultural environment of Rhodiola will have a great impact on the skincare efficacy of the ingredients. Therefore, they chose to establish a Rhodiola cultivation base in Luocun village, SANGRIA County, Shannan, Tibet, rather than transplant it to plain areas to better ensure the quality of raw materials.

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