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Cosme-Phytami™ Mate

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Mate is a tree native to South America, which grows up to 20m in height in the wild but is kept to between 4 and 8m when cultivated. Mate grows beside streams and in the mountainous forests of Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, and Brazil. Just after harvesting, the leaves are dried by turning them rapidly above a fire in perforated cylinders. They are sometimes roasted as well. Since the most ancient times, Mate leaves have been used widely in South America to make a tonic and stimulating drink (because of their caffeine content) which is also known to relieve rheumatisms and headaches. There, the plant is called yerba, 'divine herb' while the Mate refers to the cup in which the herbal Tea is traditionally prepared. Occasionally, the leaves were also applied to ulcers in poultices. Mate symbolizes friendship and hospitality.

INCI name

Glycerin (and) Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract

Cosme-Phytami Mate

Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Conventional extraction


  • Active ingredients
  • 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
  • Facial cleansers
  • Leg care
  • Make-up removal
  • Nail care & colour
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos
  • Beard care

Consumer benefit

  • Anti-ageing
  • Silhouette sculpture

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • COSMOS natural approved
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Cosme-Phytami Mate

Traditionally used as an infusion, mate has a natural content in polyphenols and caffeine which are perfect for slimming and anti-ageing products.

Language: English | Size: 978.04kb

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