Did you notice that plants are exposed to direct sun radiation but they never get sun-burned?
What if we could use plants’ own ‘internal cream’ to protect our skin?
CONCEPT: FIGHTING PHOTO-AGING
Photoinduced aging or photoaging is the result of an accumulation of lesions (photo lesions) that modifies the cutaneous appearance to a greater or lesser extent. The most recent trend in photoprotection is to study the existence of a complementary process, whereby the natural photobiological compounds (ARABIAN COTTON) would show the ability to act on the photodynamic targets (as secondary filters), protecting the cell metabolism and inhibiting inflamatory and degenerative processes whose result is known as photoinduced aging.
Gossypium herbaceum, the Arabian Cotton, is an extremophile native plant from semi-arid regions of sub Saharan Africa and Arabia. Due to the hard environmental conditions, Arabian Cotton has developed a great diversity of defensive molecules (phenols and flavonoids) that help the plant cell to protect and repair its structures against sun damage.