* A conditioning agent
* Also known as the Linden Flower Extract, Small-leaved Lime, and Small-leaved Linden
Tilia Cordata is a extract derived from the blossoms of the Linden tree, which is native to Europe and western Asia. This natural extract was traditionally used as an herbal remedy as an anti-inflammatory, specifically for respiratory problems such as colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, and coughs. In cosmetics and personal care products, Tilia Cordata is used as a conditioning agent that may be included in skin fresheners, soaps and detergents, skin care products, eye makeup and hair care products (CosmeticsInfo.org
According to CosmeticsCop.com
, Tilia Cordata includes the active flavonoids and glycosides, giving this ingredient antioxidant power and water-binding properties.
Tilia Cordata is FDA approved and has received its GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) rating.
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
Tilia Cordata is considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database
, although the EWG does note 98% data gaps, indicating a lack of available research. No other studies were found that noted negative side effects caused by the use of Tilia Cordata.
Recommended Products w/ Tilia Cordata:
John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture