I believe that many people have heard or used Winona’s skin care products. Winona is a brand that focuses on sensitive skin. We can see an ingredient – purslane extract in the ingredient list of many skin care products under Winona. What is special about purslane extract?

Portulaca oleracea is a Chinese herbal medicine that has been used for a long time. It has the effects of clearing heat, detoxicating, dispersing blood and reducing swelling. It can be taken orally or applied externally. It has a wide range of sources and is easy to pick. It is often used as medicine, such as diarrhea and dysentery caused by damp and heat. It can also be boiled as tea and drunk from time to time. Use fresh purslane to mash and apply externally, and fix it with gauze. It can not only clear heat and detoxify, reduce swelling and relieve pain, but also well protect skin and wound surface and promote muscle growth and closing.

Action mechanism of purslane

Portulaca oleracea contains a large number of flavonoids, polysaccharides, alkaloids, and has a variety of biological activities. It has the effect of anti-inflammation, relieving skin tingling and promoting skin repair. Portulaca oleracea extract is mainly used in cosmetics for anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory, as well as various external stimuli to the skin. It has a good effect on acne, eczema, dermatitis and skin itching.

Efficacy of purslane

Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic

Portulaca oleracea extract can reduce the secretion of inflammatory factor interleukin and has certain anti-inflammatory effect, thus relieving skin inflammation and inhibiting skin itching caused by dryness. Portulaca oleracea extract has obvious improvement effect on skin allergy caused by long-term use of hormonal cosmetics, and also has anti-external stimulation effect on skin. It is an effective anti-allergic ingredient.

Moisturizing and repairing

Portulaca oleracea extract can reduce the level of proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2), reduce the amount of transdermal water loss at local skin lesions, and restore the skin barrier function by increasing the gene expression of fibronectin (an important molecule connecting keratin fibers) in the skin cuticle.


Portulaca oleracea flavone has the ability to scavenge hydroxyl radicals, and can show certain scavenging ability at very low concentrations. Portulaca oleracea flavone has a good scavenging capacity for oxygen free radicals, and its scavenging capacity gradually increases with the concentration of flavone solution, which can reach more than 80%.

Recommended matching ingredients of purslane extract

purslane extract+nicotinamide=Melatonin and whiten

purslane extract has certain antiallergic effect, which can reduce the skin redness, itching and other symptoms caused by skin sensitivity. Nicotinamide is a highly effective whitening agent. When combined with purslane extract, it can maintain the stability of the skin and make the skin white, transparent, and not reddish.

purslane extract+chamomile=oil control and moisturizing

purslane extract and chamomile both have certain moisturizing, sensitizing and anti-inflammatory effects. The combination of the two can play the role of oil control and moisturizing, which can not only reduce inflammatory acne, but also restore the water and oil balance of the skin, and prevent the skin from being too dry to cause oil and acne.

purslane extract+squalane=anti-oxygen moisturizing

purslane extract has a good antioxidant effect, while squalane is a highly effective moisturizing and moisturizing agent. The combination of the two can promote the growth and reproduction of skin basal cells, inhibit the peroxidation of skin lipids, delay the aging of skin cells, and make the skin elastic and younger.

Author: Rachel

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