INCI: Krameria lappacea root extract (and) Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, organic
Rhatany root CO2-extract - a natural, innovative UV-protection for daily personal care cosmetics.
It is generally accepted that the ultraviolet irradiation of the sunlight has negative effects on the skin, due to photo-induced formation of free radicals and aggressive molecules. The natural self-repair mechanism cannot perfectly neutralize this oxidative stress on long term. This results in skin aging, formation of wrinkles, loss in elasticity and finally DNA-damages and cancer. Therefore it makes sense to introduce filtering substances regularly and right from the start in skin care products, which attenuate the harmful efficacy of UV-radiation. Also the consumer who enjoys staying outside and does not like or cannot change his behaviour is fully aware of this problem. Accordingly there is an increased demand for personal care products which provide a prophylaxis against light aging for body and face.
The Rhatany extract is an oil and alcohol soluble orange-brown viscous liquid with a weak pleasant smell which is easily incorporated into the oil phase of cosmetic preparations. It has the advantage of a high photo- and thermo-stability, guarantees based on its lipophilic character a reliable, long lasting protection, reduces the formation of toxic lipid peroxides and is therefore ideally suitable for daily skin care and sun care cosmetics. The product provides a natural protection against skin aging and supports the endogenous repair system of the tissue