It is found in nature in the Boraginaceae plant, Symphytum officinale. It is active at a low concentration (0.1-0.5%) as a moisturizer and anti-redness, when in a high concentration (1-5%), it has exfoliating properties and is able to promote cell growth. 
Thanks to its various functions, it can be used in aftershave products, baby skin care products and in formula aimed to reduce skin imperfections such as acne, pimples, wrinkles,
burns, scars and excoriations.