Tropical and subtropical regions
Hibiscus is an annual herbaceous plant that can grow up to five meters high. It is very sensitive to cold and prefers high temperatures.
Some types of hibiscus are used as ornamental plants in parks, gardens and as houseplants. When drank as a tea, hibiscus produces a great number of health benefits.
As an anti-aging ingredient, hibiscus extract has various beneficial effects. It greatly increases skin elasticity and flexibility, firms and tightens the skin. Furthermore, it has a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, as well as a relaxing effect on the mimic muscles (natural Botox effect), thanks to a high concentration of fruit acids (citric acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid, hibiscus acid).
This active ingredient is one component of our Brightening Complex.