Wild Yam Root Extract (Phyto Mucin)
In Korea, wild yam extract is being explored as a phyto mucin, or a plant-based alternative to snail mucin due to its similarity in texture and its skin care benefits, including its antibacterial, antioxidant, brightening, and skin healing effects on the skin.
For years, skin care professionals, cosmetic chemists, and dermatologists have incorporated wild yam root extract (phyto mucin) into anti-aging skin care because the extract contains a unique compound called diosgenin. Diosgenin helps delay the skin from chronological aging and contributes to reverse photoaging skin damage. Some studies have also shown that the diosgenin content from wild yam extract can also act as an effective inhibitor of hyperpigmentation
Benefits: This plant-based skin care ingredient is great for plumping, hydrating, and tackling hyperpigmentation.
Skin Types: Much like snail mucin, wild yam root extract (phyto mucin) is great for all skin types, as it's gentle and hydrating.