Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract
Gingko biloba is one of the oldest trees on the planet. Highly concentrated with flavonoids and terpenoids, such as ginkgolides and bilobalides, gingko biloba extract is considered to be an excellent ingredients for skin care. Gingko biloba benefits for skin include potent antioxidant protection, skin-soothing effects, increased skin-hydration, and significant anti-aging defense.
Gingko biloba’s high concentration of antioxidant compounds-polyphenols and flavonoids- play a role in neutralizing free radicals that are present in the environment and in constant contact with the skin. It also reduces levels of oxidative stress advertently contributes a soothing effect that may help to alleviate problematic skin, while providing hydration and anti-aging benefits.
Topical formulas with of ginkgo biloba for skin can work to increase skin moisture-retention and smoothness, as well as reduce roughness.
Clinical Trial Results
This double-blind clinical study compared 30 patients using a 2% topical licorice gel preparation and 30 patients suing a placebo over a two-week period. The results showed the licorice extract could be considered as an effective agent for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
-Inhibits tyroisinase, the enzyme responsible for producing pigmentation following UV exposure
- Contains liquiritin, a compound that helps reverse melanin discoloration in the skin
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory
agent that can reduce redness, irritation and swelling
- Effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, eczema and acne
- Acts as an antioxidant
to protect the skin from oxidative damage
- May help reduce and regulate oil production
Adding Oat to Your Routine
If you are struggling with ?, or simply want skin to look a little brighter and more even toned, licorice is a great ingredient to incorporate into your routine. It's also a natural alternative to chemical brighteners and is really gentle on inflamed skin. You can find oat kernal extract in our Postbiotic Ceramide Oil Cleanser, Postbiotic Ceramide Gentle Cleanser, Postbiotic Ceramide Essence Toner, Postbiotic Ceramide Active Serum and Postbiotic Ceramide Active Moisturiser
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Cosmeceuticals for hyperpigmentation: What is Available? Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 2013
The treatment of atopic dermatitis with licorice gel. The Journal of Dermatological Treatment,