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Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Fig Benefits for Skin:

Fig, also known as Ficus carica, is an Asian species of flowering plant. They possess high concentrations of polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, omega fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamin A, B1, and B2.  Figs are most prominently known for their antioxidant effects, which are provided by the polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. These antioxidant properties help to neutralize radicals that are present in the environment. Fig oil for skin care purposes is most commonly administered topically. 12

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  2. Solomon, A. et al. Antioxidant activities and anthocyanin content of fresh fruits of common fig (Ficus carica L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54.20, 7717-7723 (2006)