Antioxidants Used in Skin Care Formulations

I. Bogdan Allemann, MD; L. Baumann, MD

Disclosures

Skin Therapy Letter. 2008;13(7):5-8. 

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Resveratrol

The antioxidant resveratrol is a polyphenolic phytoalexin compound that is found in grapes, nuts, fruits, and red wine, among others.43 In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that, when topically applied, resveratrol protects against UVB-mediated cutaneous damage and inhibits UVB-mediated oxidative stress.[44,45,46] The effect of resveratrol on human skin and photoaging remains to be examined. It is included in a few products that claim to have antiaging benefits.

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