Corn is the same type of an annual herbaceous plant as grass, originally from Andes mountain range and Central America. Today,
it is cultivated in all tropical areas worldwide. The seed and the corn silk are used as a diuretic in traditional medicine. In cosmetics, the corn silk possesses an emollient substance, a moisturizing effect, which has a skin cooling effect due to the active constituents in flavonoids such as Maysin, vitamin E and unsaturated oils-Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, etc.