Anti-Pollution skin strategies – a balancing act for skin health

The importance of Anti-Pollution skin strategies

A balancing act for skin health

Maria Lueder – Specht – Qenax AG.

In times of a quickly changing environment due to global industrial

growth, the burden of pollution is growing. A high degree of pollution,

associated with industrialization, has an impact on our skin health

Therefore, to remain a functional barrier for the body, our skin needs

additional protection.

The effects of pollution are widespread, though common factors

include ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (reactive nitrogen

species). These reactive species are known to increase stress and

cause damage to the skin resulting in a weakened defense and

increased risk for infection. Plant polyphenols such as naringin and

chlorogenic acid have been identified as beneficial for the integrity of

this defense. Therefore, in this study we aim to determine whether

Grapefruit and Green Coffee extracts can diminish ROS and RNS

levels and support cellular defences.

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Published  on “Monographic Special Issue”  H&PC –  Active and Hi-tech Ingredients.

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