Antioxidant

Various bioactive compounds found in olive pomace - the main by-product of olive oil production - offer promise for skin care formulations [Getty Images]

Special Edition: NATURALS & NATURALLY-DERIVED – SOURCING, CHEMISTRY AND CLAIMS

Olive oil waste offers active circular beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Bioactive compounds extracted from olive oil production waste offer great promise for active cosmetic development, though further research and investment must be made to ensure processing was conducted sustainably, a review says.

Resveratrol inhibits acne bacteria growth

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.

Sabinsa natural preservative granted US patent

Sabinsa natural preservative granted US patent

By Simon Pitman

Sabinsa has further extended its patent portfolio after its natural preservative SabiLize was granted  a US patent for its application as an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial ingredient.

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

By Simon Pitman

Taking antioxidant oral supplements can help enhance the skin’s natural protective properties as well as having beautifying properties, according to Lycored’s wellness and cosmetics director David Djerassi.

Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

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Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

By Katie Bird

The antioxidant properties of green tea have lead many researchers to investigate its potential as an anti-aging ingredient, both for topical application and as a supplement. However, a new study suggests this might not be the miracle extract the world...

Industry must improve antioxidant marketing or face consumer backlash

Industry must improve antioxidant marketing or face consumer backlash

By Katie Bird

One of the cosmetics industry’s favourite marketing taglines took a beating this week. The attack on antioxidants was in response to work published by researchers at University College London, who are questioning the long-held belief in the oxidative...

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