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Journal of Agriculture ›› 2023, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (1): 44-50.doi: 10.11923/j.issn.2095-4050.cjas2021-0160

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The Application and Prospect of Schisandra chinensis in Cosmetics

ZHENG Xiaoxia1(), ZHAO Shuting1, WANG Rongcan1, HOU Wei1,2,3()   

  1. 1 Institute of Special Animal and Plant Sciences of CAAS, Changchun 130112, Jilin, China
    2 Jilin Provincial Science and Technology Innovation Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine Materials & Slices Processing and Conversion, Changchun 130112, Jilin, China
    3 Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials Cultivation and Propagation, Changchun 130112, Jilin, China
  • Received:2021-09-30 Revised:2021-12-20 Online:2023-01-20 Published:2023-01-31


With the extensive research and development of traditional Chinese medicine, more and more effective ingredients of traditional Chinese medicine are used in cosmetic products for skin care. Schisandra chinensis, as a genuine medicinal material in northeast China, can be used for both medicine and food, and has a variety of health and therapeutic effects. In recent years, with the continuous in-depth exploration and research of the active ingredients of S. chinensis, its medicinal and food health effects have received extensive attention from the public and academic circles. Literature studies show that the natural components such as lignans, volatile oils, organic acids and polysaccharides in S. chinensis have good free radical scavenging effects, which can enhance the body’s antioxidant capacity and delay aging. However, the research on the application of S. chinensis in cosmetics is relatively insufficient. Therefore, this article reviewed the application of S. chinensis in cosmetics to provide a theoretical basis for its development and application.

Key words: Schisandra chinensis, cosmetics, lignans, antioxidant, anti-aging, active ingredients