Anise seed (aniseed) essential oil is therapeutic grade, 100% pure and potent, steam distilled from the seeds of Pimpinella anisum plant. Anis seed oil has a number of benefits that make it useful for aromatherapy and skin care. Anis seed oil is mainly well-known for its potent antioxidant protection (due to phenol-containing constituents) and minor astringent properties. Anise seed oil is also known for its protective property and chelating abilities, which may inhibit the activity of certain degradative peptides. Anis seed oil is extensively used as medicinal and beautifying ingredient in herbalism, skin care, as well as as a fragrance component due to its aromatic properties, which can be used to help mask undesirable odor in cosmetics, as well as used as a fragrance in personal care products such as creams and lotions.