Panama bark (Quillaja saponaria) belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is a large evergreen tree, 16-20 metres high, with shiny, leathery leaves, white flowers, and star-shaped fruit. The bark is thick, dark-coloured and very tough. Traditionally used by Andean peoples as an alternative to soap.The following cosmetic related activities of the plant are extracted from the literature: Anti-dandruff, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-irritant, Anti-microbial, Cleansing, Exfoliant, Moisturising, Skin softening, Stimulating