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Cosme-Phytami™ Marshmallow

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Native of the British Isles and the temperate regions of India, marshmallow is now distributed throughout Europe and can be found in parts of the Americas. Marshmallow has a long-standing reputation, and was used by the Greeks to treat ulcers, abscesses, and insect bites. The fresh flowers, crushed or infused, were applied to inflamed wounds. As for the leaves, their decoction was prescribed against cystitis and inflammation of the urinary tract. Mentioned in the Capitulary of Villis at the beginning of the 9th century, marshmallow has always been part of monastic gardens. It was around the 10th century that it spread to farmers' vegetable gardens. At that time, marshmallow root was used in soups and its leaves were eaten cooked like spinach. Marshmallow root was also used to make rattles that were sold in pharmacies. The substance contained in this soft root, mixed with the saliva of teething children, released natural analgesics, and calmed the pain. Marshmallow is also a honey plant and an ornamental plant. Marshmallow is a quintessential symbol of sweetness, referring confectionery.

INCI name

Glycerin (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract

Cosme-Phytami Marshmallow

Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Conventional extraction


  • Emotive ingredients

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Foot care
  • Hair conditioners - leave on
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Leg care
  • Lip care
  • Nail care & colour
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos
  • Beard care

Consumer benefit

  • Hydrating / moisturising / nourishing
  • Softness

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100

Manufacturing processes

  • Zeodration


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Category: Data sheet

Title: Cosme-Phytami Marshmallow

Symbol of sweetness and confectionery, marshmallow root has a reputation for its soothing and moisturising properties due to its content in mucilages.

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