The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cometic ingredient market in Korea.
The Garden of Naturalsolution has specialized in the development and supply of an extensive range of
natural inredients for the cosmetic and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Tot, Hiziki|
|Seientific name||Hizikia fusiformis|
|INCI name||Hizikia Fusiforme Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||톳추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / immunomodulatory / anti-oxidant / anti-wrinkle /|
|Known active compounds||calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium|
Hizikia fusiformis is an edible brown algae, growing wild on rocky coastlines around Korea and Japan,where it is widely consumed as food. In Jeju Island, it is called ‘tol’ in the local language and regardedas the most important economic source of ‘Haenyeo’ in Jeju, who dive into the sea to collect variousmarine products for their livelihood. The dried naturally collected H. fusiformis is one of the special localproducts of Jeju Island.
Brown algae are notable for the presence of water-soluble polysaccharides, laminarans, and fucoid-ans. For decades, the polysaccharides present in H. fusiformis extracts have been receiving focus, dueto its various bioactivities. Also, inorganic compounds such as calcium, iodine, iron, and magnesiumare very rich, which exert anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-coagulant proprieties. Recentevidence suggests that it has skin brightening effects to inhibit against mushroom tyrosinase, andmelanin production in B16 melanoma cells. In addition to its skin brightening effect; anti-oxidant,anti-inflammatory, and anti-wrinkle effects were studied by many researchers.