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
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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