Skincare Ingredients Dictionary Simplified: B is for Broccoli
B for Broccoli in Skincare Ingredients Dictionary
In Skincare Ingredients Dictionary by Dr.TWL, we learn that Broccoli is from a genus of plant in the cruciferous family. This refers to Brassica Oleracea which includes plants such as kale and cabbage. It is particularly rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and sulforaphane.
Broccoli extract is rich in sulforaphanes
Topical application of broccoli sprout extract (containing sulforaphane) has been shown to inhibit skin tumors. Sulforaphane also has photoprotective effects— it can reduce ultraviolet radiation induced skin damage by directly reducing oxidative stress. Sulforaphane also boosts fallling collagen levels which is a part of photoaging.
Broccoli extract when used in skincare is a retinol alternative
Retinol alternatives are recommended cosmeceuticals for those with sensitive skin. Peptides are well-known for having retinol-like effects, but did you know that broccoli is a source of retinol too? Similarly, vitamin A(Retinol) in broccoli helps with skin cell regeneration and renewal. Overall, this improves skin tone and radiance.
Unlike retinol, Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract has no risk of skin irritation and is suitable for sensitive skin types. One key feature with whole plant extracts is that they confer skin harmonising effects. This helps to stabilise the skin microbiome and also confers anti-inflammatory effects on skin.
Broccoli extract is a potent antioxidant
The high phenolic content means that broccoli is able to effectively combat free radical damage caused by UV-radiation and environmental pollutants. In addition, broccoli seed oil contains erucic acid, a unique omega-9 fatty acid with emollient, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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Skincare Ingredients Dictionary: Vitamin U / CoQ10
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Broccoli extract is also a rich source of Vitamin U, sometimes referred to as Coenzyme Q10. It is a potent anti-aging ingredient that targets aging skin cells holistically. Aging skin has a depleted reserve of antioxidants and collagen. CoQ10 effectively boosts collagen production and directly targets free radicals, resulting in reduced oxidative stress.
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