Quillaja - Quillaja saponaria
Belonging to the Rosaceae family, the quillaja is a tropical tree from South America. It produces white flowers. Its bark is better known by the name of Panama wood.
Traditions:Panama wood is widely used in industry as a natural foaming agent. Rich in saponins, it forms part of the composition of natural soaps in Asia.
Properties:Quillaja extract is obtained from its bark. Rich in polysaccharides, it helps to maintain the skin’s hydration by forming a protective film on the surface. It helps the skin to retain its suppleness.