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Ginkgo Biloba

| [gin-kō, bī-lō-bə] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Gingko Biloba Skin Benefits:
Anti-Aging
Antioxidant
Moisturizing
Soothing

Originating from Asia, gingko biloba is one of the oldest trees on the planet. Highly concentrated with flavonoids and terpenoids, such as ginkgolides and bilobalides, gingko biloba extract is considered to be one of the most advantageous cosmetic ingredients for skin care. Gingko biloba benefits for skin have been suggested to include potent antioxidant protection, skin-soothing effects, increased skin-hydration, and significant anti-aging defense. 
Gingko biloba’s high concentration of antioxidant compounds-polyphenols and flavonoids- play a role in neutralizing free radicals that are present in the environment. 1 Furthermore, its ability to reduce levels of oxidative stress advertently contributes a soothing effect that may help to alleviate problematic skin. 2 Moreover, benefits of gingko biloba for skin may also provide hydration and anti-aging benefits. Topical formulas with of ginkgo biloba for skin can work to increase skin moisture-retention and smoothness, as well as reduce roughness. 3 Furthermore, studies show cosmetic formulations infused with ginkgo biloba are able to exhibit good skin diffusion and retention. For this reason, it is often included in products, such as creams, to provide advantageous antioxidant skin protection. Overall, gingko biloba skin care products can be highly beneficial in maintaining skin quality and appearance.

  1. Svobodova, A. et al.  Natural phenolics in the prevention of UV-induced skin damage. A review. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub 147.2, 137-45 (2003)
  2. Chuarienthong, L. and Leelapornpisid, P. Clinical efficacy comparison of anti‐wrinkle cosmetics containing herbal flavonoids. International journal of cosmetic science 32.2, 99-106 (2010)
  3. Dal Belo, S. E. et al. Skin penetration of epigallocatechin-3-gallate and quercetin from green tea and Ginkgo biloba extracts vehiculated in cosmetic formulations. Skin pharmacology and physiology 22.6, 299-304 (2009)