Zanthalene® is is an ecocert validated CO2 extract obtained from the fruit of Sichuan pepper, a Chinese spice known for its chemestetic properties. In fact, it is widely used in China as a spice, to reduce the irritating properties of some foods. It proved its efficacy in several clinical tests, for instance in reducing discomfort during hair dyeing or reducing the itching sensations of mosquito bites. Besides being a lenitive and soothing ingredient it has been demonstrated in a pilot clinical study to be an anti-wrinkle and lifting agent acting within 15 to 30 minutes in relaxing fine wrinkles.
Zanthoxylum bungeanum Maxim.
≥4.4% ≤6.4% of alkylamides by HPLC
Anti-itching, Skin sensitivity modulator, Immediate lifting
The ingredient described is offered for consideration for use in cosmetics products. The information provided describes historical use, ingredient activity and other information that may be relevant to their use in such products. How each ingredient would contribute to a particular product would be formulation specific.