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Bamboo Extract

| [bam-ˈbü, ik-ˈstrakt] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Bamboo Skin Benefits:
Antioxidant
Astringent
Pigmentation
Soothing

Bamboo extract is obtained from the major species of the bamboo trees in Japan called Phyllostachys pubescens. Bamboo extract is known to contain various compounds, including flavones, glycosides, phenolic acids, and amino acids, which together provide antioxidant, skin-soothing, and astringent properties. 12
The antioxidant activity of bamboo extract is due to the presence of flavones. Since skin is a major target of oxidative stress, antioxidant protection provided by bamboo extract for skin care is well appreciated for the usage in cosmetic formulations. It has also been suggested that bamboo extract can help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone.12


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  1. Tanaka A., Zhu Q. et al. Biological activities and phytochemical profiles of extracts from different parts of bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens). Molecules 19, 8238-60 (2014)
  2. Wang J., Yue YD. et al. TLC screening for antioxidant activity of extracts from fifteen bamboo species and identification of antioxidant flavone glycosides from leaves of Bambusa. textilis McClure. Molecules 17, 12297-311 (2012)