Anti-pollution efficacy of strawberry ingredient

Chiara Trabattoni of Esperis presents the promising results of in vitro studies of Strawberry Hormo Fruit - a concentrated juice, stabilized in glycerin. The studies demonstrate the benefits of the strawberry active ingredient in anti-pollution cosmetic products, where an antioxidant action is sought, together with a booster effect on cell vitality

As the largest organ in the body, human skin is constantly exposed to harmful compounds existing in the surrounding environment as the first-line barrier. 

Studies have indicated that exposure to high concentrations of many environmental factors, such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, outdoor air pollutants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), heavy metals, gaseous pollutants, such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxides (NOx), sulfur oxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and indoor air pollutants (solid fuels consumption), might interrupt the skin’s normal barrier function. 

The intensity of the pollutants and the length of exposure might be a contributing factor. Air pollutants are believed to induce or exacerbate a range of skin conditions, such as ageing, inflammatory diseases (atopic dermatitis, cellulitis, and psoriasis), acne, hair loss, and even skin cancers (mainly melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma) through various mechanisms

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