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In the world of skincare, there are plenty of lesser-known ingredients that can work wonders for our skin. While we've grown accustomed to popular skincare staples like Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, there are still hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. 

One such gem is purslane extract—a powerhouse ingredient that may have flown under your radar despite its remarkable properties.

Deriving from the Portulaca Oleracea plant, purslane comes with incredible skin-beneficial antioxidants. Dermatologists have found it to help skin heal, reduce irritation, and stay hydrated, along with its strong anti-aging properties.

So, what exactly is it? 


Purslane extract comes from the purslane plant, packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, skin-calming, and antioxidant properties. 

Loaded with essential vitamins, fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as ascorbic acid, this ingredient is a true powerhouse. It even contains genistein, an ingredient that goes above and beyond to help rejuvenate crepey, saggy skin.

As board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kristina Collins says about it: "It's loaded with more omega fatty acids than fish oil and more vitamins than our healthiest veggies."

With a rich history in traditional Eastern medicine, purslane extract has earned its reputation for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it a go-to remedy for wounds, bites, and stings. 

Today, this extract can be found in an assortment of skincare products, ranging from topical creams to serums. It’s very prevalent in formulations designed for wound healing and anti-aging purposes, thanks to its protective and anti-inflammatory characteristics. 

This versatile ingredient is also great for irritated, dry, or inflamed skin, as well as for addressing various skincare concerns, owing to the plant's diverse range of calming and protective components.


Antioxidant Protection: Purslane is full of Vitamins C and E, the “super antioxidant” glutathione, and beta-carotene, all of which offer antioxidant benefits for your skin to protect against free radicals. 

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Purslane’s anti-inflammatory ingredients help to support skin cells, boost antioxidants to help protect against free radical damage, and reinvigorate structural proteins in the skin. 

Cellular Turnover: Purslane is also high in Vitamin A, which helps with replacing dead and damaged cells with healthy, new ones. 

Skin Hydration: Purslane extract is also rich in fatty acids like Omega 3s and Omega 6s, both of which work to keep skin hydrated and prevent dryness. 

Anti-Aging: Purslane also contains telomerase (the "Youth Enzyme"), an enzyme that maintains telomeres, protective caps on the ends of our chromosomes that keep our cells youthful and alive longer while helping to prevent age-related disease.

Faster Wound Healing: Another great function of Vitamin A helping with cellular turnover is it helps with wound healing and repairing cellular damage. 

Irritation-Free: Purslane is safe for all skin types and will leave skin soothed and calm. Perfect for sensitive skin users!


Purslane can be added to almost all skincare products, from cleansers to serums to moisturizers. Make sure to follow the product instructions and apply in the correct order - if it’s a serum, for example, use it after cleansing. 

Speaking of serums, our BAKUCHIOL WONDER SERUM is a retinol-alternative serum powered by plant-based bakuchiol to hydrate, lift, and brighten… While purslane stimulates collagen and cellular repair to reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and even scars! 


Purslane is a remarkable plant with serious antioxidant benefits!

Thanks to its protective nature, purslane is a hidden gem that can bring radiance to your skin. Whether you're looking to calm irritated skin, boost healing properties, or combat environmental stressors, this superstar has got you covered. 

So, go ahead and embrace purslane to pamper your skin and unleash its natural glow. Your skin deserves this delightful secret weapon!

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