Antioxidants Used in Skin Care Formulations

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

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Skin Therapy Letter. 2008;13(7):5-8. 

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate extracts can be obtained from various parts of the fruit Punica granatum, such as the juice, seed, and peel. In particular, the phenolic components have potent antioxidant activity.[51] Topical application of the peel extract was shown to restore catalase, peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase enzyme activities in vivo.[52] The fruit extract has been shown to ameliorate UVA-mediated damages,[53] and protect against the adverse effects of UVB radiation in vitro.[54] Pomegranate extract is available in various skin care products.

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