Our skin is routinely exposed to stressful environmental factors such as pollutants and UV radiation, which produce a large number of aggressive oxidants that damage all the biological skin cell membranes. Free radicals are the result of oxidative cell metabolism.
A great number of plants and plant extracts, which have been studied, tested and used for centuries, produce effective antioxidative action. Flavonoids like Rutin and phenolic compounds like Hesperidin derivates also have anti-tumor, antiviral and antibacterial activities, antiradical and antioxidative activities. Among the characteristics of polyphenols of Green tea and Yerba Mate are prevention of adverse effects caused by UV radiation, with a reduction of oxidative damage and reduction in metalloproteinase production.
The extracts of fruits like grapes, peanuts, mulberries, vegetables have shown to be improving fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and overall appearance. The chemicals derived from such herbs are: Apigenin, a nontoxic botanical-derived fiavonoid, Curcumin obtained from the turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), Proanthocyanidins from the seeds of grapes (V. vinifera)], and Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in numerous plant species including grapes, peanuts, fruits, red wine, and mulberries.
These natural ingredients possess the ability to protect skin from harmful UV-induced effects by displaying antimutagen, antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties. Considered to be most common of the Asiatic folk medicines, these act as anti-inflammatory agent on neutrophil functions, including ROS generation.
Similarly, antioxidant characteristics of essential oils like Rose, Jasmine, Lemon , Ylang Ylang and Tea Tree have shown amazing effects in removing the free radicals and transforming skin into fine rejuvenated shape. Besides protecting skin from microorganism, these ingredients get absorbed into the skin and seal natural moisture with invisible shield.
The Herbally Radiant ranges of Rejuvenating and Radiant skin-care Cleanser, Toner, Cream, Serum, have been formulated as the top of the range age-defying products. The aloe based cleanser and toner are combined with activated charcoal, Vitamin E and lavender essential oil, resulting into powerful herbal formulations for a wonderful anti-aging effect on the skin. The age-defying Serum and Moisturizing Cream are the ultimate blends of anti-oxidant herbal ingredients to deal with any damaged and pigmented skin, and to impart amazing youthful appearance with clarified skin.