The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Gulfweed, Japanese wireweed|
|Scientific name||Sargassum muticum|
|INCI name||Sargassum Muticum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||몽당잎모자반추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-atopic / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-photoaging / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||Apo-9’-fucoxanthinone|
Sargassum muticum is an edible brown seaweed growing in the shallow waters of Korea and Japan.This alga is a healthy food ingredient called mom or mohm locally in Jeju. It is a staple material for Jejusoul food, momguk, which tastes earthy and savory. It is cooked by boiling together with pork boneand other vegetables. Momguk is commonly served in Jeju traditional cuisine currently but it was afestival food for important family events long ago. When it was brewed, all the community membershad it together rather than the family had it by themselves as Jeju has traditional communal culture.S. muticum is also eaten as a side dish after it is seasoned.
Anti-inflammatory properties of S. muticum and Apo-9’-fucoxanthinone (APO-9) of S. muticum hasbeen reported in previous studies. It was reported that APO-9 can suppress IgE that is a major activatorof mast cells and can reduce atopic dermatitis in vivo studies. Another in vivo assessment demonstratedthe skin protective ability of S. muticum against UVB via mitigating wrinkle formation following UVBexposure. UVB-induced MMP-1 expression was also inhibited in HaCaT keratinocytes.