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Flavonoid

| [flā-və-noid] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Flavonoid Benefits:
Antioxidant

Flavonoids are a special class of second metabolites that help to protect plants from environmental stress. Cosmetically, uses of flavonoids extraction in skin care products are renowned for equipping topical formulations with skin protecting properties. Derived from plants, flavonoids contain high concentrations of antioxidants that help to neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. As a result, skin care products that include flavonoids are capable of contributing towards maintaining the skin’s overall quality and appearance. 1 2 

  1. Kootstra, A. Protection from UV-B-induced DNA damage by flavonoids. Plant Molecular Biology 26.2, 771-774 (1994)
  2. Bonina, F. et al. Flavonoids as potential protective agents against photo-oxidative skin damage. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 145.1, 87-94 (1996)