♦ CAROTENOIDS (beta-carotene, lycopene, retinol (vitamin A) and others) - fat soluble antioxidants.
are used to accelerate the healing of wounds, removing dryness and flaking of the skin, protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
found in red and orange pigments of plants.Carotenoids are rich in oil and oil extracts of carrot, sea buckthorn, wild rose, palm oil ♦ bioflavonoids (plant polyphenols.) - Substances of plant origin, reminiscent in structure of human estrogens (sometimes referred to as phytoestrogens).
Bioflavonoids - a blue and green pigment in plants.Aqueous extracts of herbs almost always contain a certain kind of bioflavonoids.
♦ superoxide dismutase (SOD).- An enzyme that neutralizes reactive oxygen species.In cosmetics used SOD animal, microbial and plant origin.
Contained in plant extracts which exhibit SOD-like activity - sea buckthorn, witch hazel, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut, green tea and others.
♦ COENZYME Q - a molecule that is involved in energy produ
♦ Vitamin F - complex of unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, arachidonic) - is widely used in cosmetics designed to cleanse, nourish the skin, especially dry, irritated and with obvious signs of fading.
Vitamin F (at a concentration of 3-7%) strengthens the epidermal barrier, restore the lipid balance, and hence - a skin moisture, improve its turgor.
♦ Panthenol - vitamin B5 has a pronounced anti-inflammatory activity.Included in the funds for the care of inflamed, irritated skin, including after cosmetic procedures (peels, dermabrasion, mesotherapy), as well as shampoos and balms for the hair, sunglasses and children's creams, creams and aftershaves.
♦ Selenium - is required for glutathione (an antioxidant enzyme).
In the composition of cosmetic products for sensitive, easily irritated skin often include thermal water containing selenium and selenium complexes with methionine and cysteine.
Selenium is an essential part of the enzyme antioxidant defense system - glutathione peroxidase.
Cosmetics containing selenium, moisturize and soothe the skin, help to eliminate irritation