Sophora Japonica

Sophora Japonica is one of the Super Ingredients chosen by I Coloniali for its Mattifying & Pureness face care line: its extract has a soothing, antioxidant and anti-aging power, thus guaranteeing a double benefit for women who struggle every day with oily, combination and imperfect skin.

Cosmetics has started to show great interest in Sophora Japonica since the discovery that this plant’s flower extract has anti-irritant, antioxidant and anti-aging properties. An analysis of its use in traditional pharmaceutical preparations has revealed its anti-aging properties: the Sophora Japonica flower extract, a source of antioxidants, is perfect to counteract free radicals, while its high content of minerals, amino acids and flavonoids promotes skin nourishment and stimulates its regeneration by preventing signs of aging.

Research has also proven that Sophora Japonica extracts to stimulate blood coagulation, while the ethanol extract obtained from the flower buds has strong antibacterial powers that counteract several strains harmful to humans.

The Sophora Japonica tree has some edible parts and is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to refresh and to stop bleeding. All of the parts of this tree, buds included, are used as medicinal remedies in Asia, with above all in Korea and Japan.
Sophora Japonica’s benefits also go beyond the medicinal scope: its seeds are used as a dye because of their yellow color, while its bark was ideal for building ships, furniture and farm tools. Thanks to its size, beauty, and rapid growth, this tree is still used in gardens and parks: Sophora Japonica has fascinated and inspired many artists who have dedicated poetry and paintings to its beauty.