Dioscorea villosa (wild yam) root extract

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam) root extract is obtained from the roots of the wild yam plant, Dioscorea villosa. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), Dioscorea villosa root extract is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.