Benefits of Acmella Extract

Introducing Acmella Oleracea Extract is also known as new natural Botox alternative. Many studies have been done in order to examine the benefits of including this plant in skincare products.  Acmella OleraceaClinical research pledges perfect skin after using products with Acmella Oleracea Extract only after a few weeks of use.

What is Acmella Oleracea plant extract?

The Acmella extract that is found in skincare products, like our Instant Glow Face Serum, comes from a plant that was initially used to treat pain from toothaches. Acmella Oleracea extract is made out of the leaves and flower buds of the Acmella Oleracea plant.

This extract has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, but more recently it's been studied for its ability to become an alternative treatment to Botox or even plastic surgery.

Acmella Oleracea cream womanAcmella Oleracea Extract is often added to anti aging products as a natural solution to Botox procedures.

How does it work?

When skincare products contain Acmella Oleracea, it works similarly to Botox treatment- relaxing the muscles in the face. When the facial muscles are relaxed, the entire face appears smoother and wrinkles aren’t pronounced. The plant contains a property called Spilanthol, which has some paralyzing properties that create the Botox-like effect. You can read more about its impact on the skin here.

Applied topically to any skincare product Acmella Oleracea can support collagen production, which therefore has the effect that the skin looks youthful and bouncy. Any product that contains Acmella Oleracea extract can tout anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties, and the product will live up to its expectation delivering beautiful skin promise.

Acmella Oleracea anti wrinkleAcmella Oleracea AKA the Toothache plant when applied topically has the ability to smooth skin.

How to use Acmella extract, and how often?

As with any new skincare product, try a patch test first before applying it to your entire face. Apply it or the cream just topically as often as you’d like. It’s recommended not to put it on more than twice.

Acmella skin benefits

Using Acmella extract in your skincare routine can have many benefits for both you and your skin, including:

Relaxes muscles 

The plant is known to relax the muscles by inhibiting contractions in the facial muscles (Demarne & Passaro, 2009). That’s why it’s so commonly referred to as a natural alternative to Botox, and as similar to these cosmetic procedures is known for lessening muscle tension. When our facial muscles relax, our skin appears more youthful and wrinkles aren’t as pronounced. 

Acmella Oleracea woman soft skinThe skincare industry adds Acmella Oleracea to a variety of anti aging products such as serums, creams and moisturisers because of the incredible properties of this active ingredient.

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and is excellent for sensitive skin:

Using a skincare product with Acmella extract can produce more youthful-looking skin and fewer wrinkles in just 2 weeks (clinically tested skincare formula by Savic, et al, 2021). The same study found that it had little to no negative impact on the skin. It found that “skin irritation effects revealed the absence of potential irritancy of investigated serum, suggesting overall satisfying skin tolerability/preliminary safety.” In other words, because there were no complaints or no signs of skin irritation, it was deemed safe for those with sensitive skin. 

Supports cell rejuvenation and regeneration 

This is accomplished through the production of collagen. Collagen helps produce healthy skin, and Acmella extract, specifically the compound Spilanthol, helps increase the production of collagen (according to the clinical study Joseph & George, 2013, 2785). This is what makes it such a perfect ingredient for anti-aging skin care products. It strengthens the collagen network providing anti aging effects.

Acmella Oleracea woman youngAcmella Oleracea plant is considered a natural alternative to Botox.

May prevent hyperpigmentation

Acmella Oleracea improve hyperpigmentation which is considered to be another sign of ageing skin, as well as being in the sun for too long, also known as sunspots. Another study from 2016 showed that organic compounds found in Acmella extract are able to possibly reduce, prevent, and slow down the hyperpigmentation process in the skin. 

Final Thoughts

So, if you’re looking for a skincare product that can help with reducing wrinkles and signs of aging, make sure to scan the ingredient listing for Acmella extract. You won’t regret it! If you want an even faster solution, we suggest our Potion Organic's Instant Glow Serum which is full of skin loving ingredients including Acmella Oleracea extract. It absorbs into the skin easily, delivering a smoother facade and perfect skin after only a few weeks of use. Not only will your skin feel incredible after using it, but others will notice the difference in your appearance almost instantly.

potion organic Acmella Oleracea is an active ingredient in the Potion Organic's Instant Glow Serum.

References:Barbosa, A.F., Carvalho, M.G., Smith, R.E., & Sabaa-Srur, A. U.O. (2016). Spilanthol: occurrence, extraction, chemistry, and biological activities. Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, 26, 128-133.

Demarne, J., & Passaro, D. (2009). Use of an Acmella oleracea extract for the botulinum toxin-like effect thereof in an anti-wrinkle cosmetic composition. Google Patents. Retrieved from:

Joseph, B., & George, J. (2013). The Role of Acmella Oleracea in Medicine—A review. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2 (6), 2781-2792. Retrieved from:

Savic, Sanela M., et al. “‘All-Natural’ Anti-Wrinkle Emulsion Serum with Acmella OleraceaExtract: A Design of Experiments (DoE) Formulation Approach, Rheology and in Vivo SkinPerformance/Efficacy Evaluation.” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, vol. 43, no. 5, Oct. 2021, pp. 530–546,, 10.1111/ics.12726. Accessed 29 Feb. 2022.