Folic Acid

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Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

Folic Acid Benefits:

Folic acid (folic acid vitamin), otherwise known as vitamin B9, plays a vital role in helping to maintain the skin’s natural beauty. It possesses concentrations of antioxidants that work to reduce levels of oxidative stress in the skin as well as neutralize harmful free-radicals that are present in the environment. Folic acid skin care properties may also provide increased hydration by bolstering skin-barrier function. This can improve moisture-retention and alleviate skin dryness. In skincare, folic acid products most commonly include moisturizing lotions and creams, which when topically applied may help to enhance the skin’s overall quality and appearance. 1 2

  1. Joshi, R. et al. Free radical scavenging behavior of folic acid: evidence for possible antioxidant activity. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 30.12,1390-1399 (2001)
  2. Debowska, R. et al. Folic Acid (Folacin)-New Application of a Cosmetic Ingredient. Kosmetische Medizin 26.3, 123 (2005)
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