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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Lycopene

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is a carotenoid found in red fruits and vegetables. It is, in fact, responsible for their red color.[23] Its chemopreventive effects against photo-induced tumors have been proven in mouse models.24 Despite very little clinical data, lycopene is included in various skin care products.

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