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Emblica cascading antioxidant: a novel natural skin care ingredient.

Review article
Chaudhuri RK. Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol. 2002 Sep-Oct.

Abstract

A standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica (trade named Emblica) was found to have a long-lasting and broad-spectrum antioxidant activity. The product has no pro-oxidation activity induced by iron and/or copper because of its iron and copper chelating ability. Emblica helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals, non-radicals and transition metal-induced oxidative stress. Emblica is suitable for use in anti-aging, sunscreen and general purpose skin care products.

Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

PMID

12239434 [Indexed for MEDLINE]