Peony Root Extract

Peony Root Extract

Learn about our key ingredient, Peony Root Extract and discover our line of skin care products formulated with it including Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser.



What Is Peony Root Extract?

Known in Traditional Chinese medicine as the "king of flowers", Peony Root Extract is a natural antioxidant often found within skincare formulas, known to help brighten the complexion.

What Are The Benefits Of Skincare Infused With Peony Root Extract?

Peony Root Extract is a natural antioxidant known to help boost skin clarity. Over time, the appearance of our complexion diminishes—age spots increase and the production of natural oils decreases making skin visibly duller and drier. When uniquely formulated with Activated C (a powerful fast-acting Vitamin C derivative) and White Birch, Peony Root Extract works synergistically in our skincare formulas to help correct skin’s surface for visibly brighter, more radiant looking skin.

Kiehl’s & Peony Root Extract

At Kiehl’s, our Peony Root Extract is carefully sourced from China where it is extracted from the outer covering of the root bark of the Paeonia lactiflora plant, a popular species of herbaceous peonies with blooming flowers.

Kiehl’s Skincare Products With Peony Root Extract

Our Clearly Corrective range helps correct uneven skin tone and diminishes the appearance of discoloration, to reveal a brighter complexion. Peony Extract is found in the following products to use as part of a Peony infused skincare routine:

Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution - An efficacious facial serum that diminishes the appearance of dark spots. Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, infused with Peony Root Extract, helps brighten skin’s appearance for increased radiance and clarity.

Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser - Help clarify skin with our skin brightening face wash that gently exfoliates skin and purifies it from harmful environmental pollutants. The formula, infused with Peony Root Extract, helps smooths and refine the feeling of skin for a more radiant appearance.

Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Soothing Treatment Water - A treatment water formulated with Peony Root Extract gently and effectively soothes, and hydrates.

Clearly Corrective™ Clarity Booster Hydration Mask – Brighten skin in minutes with a facial mask designed for those with dark spots formulated with Peony Root Extract.