Find Out What's Inside Ankaa's Serum and Moisturizer

Ankaa: Swertia Chirata

An important ingredient for both of Ankaa's skin care products is Swertia Chirata, a rare, potent plant, with well-documented benefits in India, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Although the value of Swertia Chirata has been recognized in traditional medicine, it is only recently, through advanced scientific research and technology, that the full power of Swertia Chirata is being recognized and captured. Recent evidence-based lab research indicate that extracts of Swertia Chirata have promising pharmacological prospects for both traditional and modern medicine. Swertia Chirata has been proven to be beneficial for many ailments, especially for healing wounds and eczema. 

In Ankaa skincare products, Swertia Chirata is used to help with the following:

  • Regenerate the epidermis by stimulating adipose-derived stem cells to promote production of keratinocyte growth factors.
  • Minimize, smooth, and fill in wrinkles for a resurfacing effect through the thickening of the epidermis through cell-to-cell communication.
  • Bring rapid improvement to skin texture and the reduction of vertical & lip contour wrinkles.

Swertia Chirata grows at high altitudes in the sub-temperate regions of the Himalayas between 1,200 and 2,100 m altitudes, on the slopes of moist shady places, from Kashmir to Bhutan.

Natural Habitat for Swertia Chirata

Swertia Chirata is found in both Ankaa’s Smooth & Lift Time-Resist Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer and Smooth & Lift Time-Resist Perfecting Serum.


* Map image is from a published paper in the National Library of Medicine, an institute within the National Institutes of Health. Find article here