Beauty Firm Extracts Raw Materials From Indigenous Indonesian Plants  

South Korea’s cosmetics manufacturing company Cosmax announced it will unveil a cosmetics raw material brand extracted from indigenous plants in Indonesia.

The company has already completed the trademark application for the new brand named “The Arum Green Java,” in both South Korea and Indonesia, according to a report from The Korea Economic Daily.

The material, known as Green Java, contains sapogenins, flavonoids, tannins, and phytosterols, which help alleviate acne symptoms and promote skin whitening and is grown in areas at an altitude of 800 to 2,000 metres.

Based on its Indonesian findings Cosmax said it plans to accelerate the acquisition of differentiated raw materials and unveil around 10 new materials within this year.

The South Korean beauty brand has also signed research agreements with Indonesian universities the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), the University of Indonesia, and Gadjah Mada University for joint research on utilising local indigenous plants as cosmetics raw materials.