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Words by Antoinette Barnardo

lipochroman® is a tocopherol-analog that acts as a powerful antioxidant. When compared to other well-known antioxidative agents, lipochroman® was found to have higher antioxidative power and subsequently higher reactivity against free radicals. As a result, it provides the skin with wide-spectrum protection from reactive species. By capturing reactive species, lipochroman® prevents protein and DNA damage as well as cell death.

This active can also modulate gene expression related to detoxification processes. Clinical data showed that lipochroman® protects cellular proteins from reactive carbonyl species (RCS) damage, which at high levels can cause signs of skin aging. Moreover, lipochroman® also increased gene expression of antioxidant enzymes that metabolizes xenobiotics (toxic substances from the environment). Lastly, the antioxidant protects skin cells from the genotoxic effect of pollutants.

Words by Antoinette Barnardo