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A plant used in Ayurvedic medicine throughout India, Chinaberry (AKA Melia Azedarach) is rich in antioxidants known to neutralize highly damaging peroxyl radicals. Believed to balance the pitta (or fire) dosha in Ayurveda, Chinaberry Extract is very similar to the more popular Neem Extract, and both are used interchangeably in Ayurvedic recipes.
What is chinaberry extract?
Chinaberry is an ancient plant, originally used in Ayurvedic medicine throughout India. Chinaberry (AKA Melia Azedarach) is rich in antioxidants known to neutralize highly damaging free radicals. Believed to balance the pitta (or fire) dosha in Ayurveda, Chinaberry Extract is very similar to the more popular Neem Extract, and both are used interchangeably in Ayurvedic recipes. The deciduous Chinaberry tree is native to large parts of Asia and Australia but is now also grown in the southern United States.
What are the benefits of chinaberry?
When free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants, it prevents a chain reaction that can lead to a state called oxidative stress. Remaining in a state of oxidative stress can wreak havoc on your skin and body, which may even lead to a number of inflammatory disorders like psoriasis. So, that’s why Chinaberry is an incredible fit for people who live in urban environments, or are concerned about discoloration and dark spots.
What ingredients does chinaberry pair well with?
In skincare applications, the potent antioxidant properties of Chinaberry Extract pair particularly well with Vitamin C to help treat excess pigment. It also works synergistically with sunscreen to help boost their photo-protective abilities and prevent free radical damage from environmental stressors like pollution.
What products are chinaberry found in?
Chinaberry extract is often found in moisturizers, oil blends and serums and is featured in certain Atolla moisturizer formulations. See if Chinaberry Extract is a fit for your skin by taking our skin assessment.