Kumis Kucing (Orthosiphon Aristatusor Atamineus) is a perennial herb native to tropical and temperate Asia.Referred to by different names (all translating to “cat’s whiskers”), the plant got its name because of the long stamen (the pollen-producing flower) that bears a resemblance to a cat’s whiskers. Kumis Kucing is cultivated both as an ornamental plant and a traditional medicinal herb used as a remedy for various ailments. Over the last decade, research has revealed the herb's phytochemical profiles as well as its pharmacological qualities, providing scientific support for its usage. Terpenes, flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives, and essential oils are phytochemical compounds isolated and discovered in Kumis Kucing.
Kumis kucing extract can visibly reduce the oily appearance of skin as well as the size of pores, thus leading to a significant improvement of complexion evenness and radiance. The high antioxidant content scavenges reactive oxygen species (ROS) and other free radicals that promote tissue damage (an indication of the aging process).Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of Kumis Kucing are also beneficial to support skin health.