Birch Bark

[bərch, bärk]

Categories: Plant Extracts

Birch Bark Skin Benefits:

When it comes to plants with cosmetic usage, birch bark is a very familiar ingredient. Its main constituents- betulin, lupeol, and betulinic acid are excellent for providing skincare benefits. This high concentration of triterpenes helps to promote keratinocyte migration, which is responsible for producing keratin-the protein that helps the skin withstand damage and stress. As a result, birch bark can lend a hand in maintaining skin quality and improving one’s complexion.1 2

  1. Huyke, C. et al. Treatment of actinic keratoses with birch bark extract: a pilot study. JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft 4, 132–136 (2006)
  2. Ebeling, S. et al. From a traditional medicinal plant to a rational drug: understanding the clinically proven wound healing efficacy of birch bark extract. PloS one 9.1, e86147 (2014)