Botanical Antioxidants for Skin Health in the World of Cosmeceuticals

Andreea Simo, Naiome Kawal, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Marica Bakovic

Abstract


The desire to maintain a youthful appearance in an aging population has accelerated several advancements in the cosmeceuticals market. The term cosmeceutical defines products containing bioactive substances that cannot be considered cosmetics or drugs. A variety of ingredients have been used in cosmeceuticals to improve the health and appearance of aged skin, and during the past decade, the utility of botanical natural products have gained much attention in the West. Throughout this review, the skin aging, and photoaging are discussed, mechanisms which underlie these processes are explored, and treatment options using natural plant extracts are examined.

Keywords


Skin Aging; Dermatology; Antioxidants; UV Rays; Cosmetics

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