Horse Chestnut is a large tree, growing to about 39 meters (128 ft) tall. Native to central Asia, naturalized in Western Europe and the United States. The flowers are usually white with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals. The shell of the fruit is green, spiky capsule containing one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts.
The seeds, especially those that are young and fresh, are slightly poisonous, containing alkaloid saponins and glucosides. The seed extract standardized to around 20 percent aescin (escin) is used for its venotonic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties. Aescin reduces fluid leaks to surrounding tissue by reducing both the number and size of membrane pores in the veins.
The first active derived from horse chestnut flowers is Gatuline® Link n Lift by Gattefossѐ. The horse chestnut flower extract is rich in active molecules ( flavonoids ) and is obtained using the innovative NaDES technology.
The ingredient is specially designed to treat the eye contour area.
- Significantly reduces all eye contour wrinkles
- Firms the eye contour
- Restructures and smoothes the skin
- Improves overall skin quality and comfort
- Rapid efficiacy
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