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Pollution protection from Rosmarinus officinalis

Air pollution undoubtedly harms the environment and human health. Pollution induced skin damage has only recently been addressed as reports have associated urban living with accelerated skin ageing.1

Air pollution consists of a broad range of environmental aggressors such as UV , polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, oxides, particulate matter, and ozone.1 The skin barrier is the first line of protection against these environmental aggressors as the stratum corneum contains a network of enzymatic (glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, superoxide dismutase, and catalase) and non-enzymatic (vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione) antioxidants.1,2 However, abnormal exposure to pollutants disturbs the skin barrier function and is involved in an increase in oxidative stress that depletes the skin’s antioxidant capacity. In turn, free radicals and reactive oxygen species are created that can alter lipids, DNA, and proteins causing skin damage such as extrinsic skin ageing, ‘sunburn cell’ & 8-hydroxy-2’deoxyguanosine formation, inflammatory or allergic conditions, and skin cancer.1,2 As such, antioxidants are an effective meth

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