Ingredient Glossary


Griffonia Seeds

What does it do?

Griffonia Seeds are used to extract 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), which is a naturally occurring amino acid and the chemical precursor to serotonin (otherwise known as the 'feel-good' hormone). In cosmetics, it's used for its long-term anti-ageing benefits, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone.

Where does it originate from?

The seeds of the Griffonia plant, a shrub native to Africa.

When should I use it?

This ingredient can be used day and night.

What skin type is it best suited to?

Griffonia Seeds are best suited to mature skin types due to their anti-ageing benefits.

What does it work well with?

Incorporating Griffonia Seeds into your evening routine can complement the effects of Retinol, providing additional anti-ageing benefits.

Which Q+A products feature Griffonia Seeds?