Tetrahydrocurcuminoids for Cosmetic Applications
  • Antioxidant action
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Skin-lightening action

An antioxidant used in cosmetic applications should have the capability to efficiently quench free radicals on the surface of the skin. In this context, the studies performed by Sabinsa Corporation revealed the superior free radical scavenging ability of THC. In a standard test procedure known as DPPH (1,1 diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl)-radical scavenging method, Curcuminoids and THC were shown to be effective antioxidants. Their efficacy is concentration dependent, with THC being more effective even at lower concentrations.

Tetrahydrocurcuminoids are polyphenolic compounds with parahydroxyl functional groups and keto functional groups that participate in the antioxidant and chemopreventive actions.

SIGNIFICANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN COSMETICS
  • Offers protection to the skin against damage due to ultraviolet radiation and other factors

  • This action is of particular interest for sun protection preparations and for cosmetics for aged skin.

  • Offers protection against rancidity of the fat components used in the formulation of cosmetics
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