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Recently, the China Nutrition and Health Association released the drafts for two group standards of "Health Food Raw Material Lycopene (Tomato Source)" and "Health Food Raw Material Lycopene (Chemical Synthesis)". In addition to being a food coloring agent, lycopene as a functional raw material is the most well-known function of protecting cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health and improving immunity. In recent years, lycopene is becoming a popular oral cosmetic raw material in foreign markets.
1. The application of lycopene in oral beauty products
Lycopene is one of the common carotenoids. Its long-chain polyunsaturated olefin molecular structure has strong ability to eliminate free radicals and anti-oxidation. It can help the skin resist photoaging, promote collagen production and reduce acne.
1) Reduce UV damage and delay skin aging
Ultraviolet rays are considered to be the main preventable cause of skin aging, and up to 80% of facial skin aging is attributed to UV exposure. Lycopene can reduce the skin's functions such as radiation or ultraviolet (UV) damage. When UV irradiates the skin, the lycopene in the skin combines with the free radicals generated by UV to protect the skin tissue from damage. Studies have shown that taking foods rich in lycopene can combat UV and avoid UV radiation to produce erythema. Lycopene can also quench free radicals in epidermal cells and have a significant fading effect on age spots.
2) Promote collagen production
Lycopene inhibits the production of a protein called "collagenase", which causes the enzymatic breakdown of natural collagen contained in the skin. In an experiment, the use of a mixture containing vitamin C, lutein, lycopene, and manganese has been shown to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, helping to improve the supporting structure of the dermis.
3) Fight against skin inflammation
Lycopene is a powerful nutrient against acne, especially suitable for people with oily or combination skin. More importantly, eating foods rich in lycopene or supplementing lycopene can reduce the inflammatory effects of certain foods (such as dairy products) on the skin, thereby reducing the chance of diet-related acne.
2. In addition to hyaluronic acid and collagen, these beauty ingredients are becoming popular
In addition to collagen and hyaluronic acid, the two most common cosmetic ingredients, there are also some popular niche oral cosmetic ingredients that can also be used in ordinary foods in my country.
Function: UV protection
The strong antioxidant properties of astaxanthin can reduce free radicals that cause skin aging, reduce the oxidative damage of cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes, and prevent skin photoaging. The report shows that astaxanthin helps protect the skin from ultraviolet irritation and dryness caused by ultraviolet radiation, keeping the skin moisturized. In a Japanese experiment, after 8 weeks of continuous use of astaxanthin, crow's feet wrinkles were significantly improved, the diameter of the spots was reduced, and the moisturization of the cheek skin increased.
2) Phyllanthus emblica
Phyllanthus emblica has a high content of vitamin C, which can help cells reduce free radical damage and help slow down the body's natural aging process. In addition, Phyllanthus emblica extract can reduce the formation and deposition of melanin, reduce the production of glycated hemoglobin, promote collagen synthesis, inhibit the damage of tyrosinase to the skin, have a long-lasting whitening effect, and have a long-lasting whitening effect on pigment spots caused by ultraviolet rays. Melasma caused by endocrine disorders and age spots caused by ovarian function decline have a good effect of diminishing and improving.
Sakura is a kind of anti-glycation beauty material, which is widely used in functional foods and cosmetics. Sakura glycosides and sakuranin contained in cherry blossom extracts are the two major flavonoids of cherry blossoms with excellent antioxidant activity, which can greatly promote sugar metabolism and inhibit glycation. It can also inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, thereby inhibiting melanin, and has a whitening effect. In addition, by reducing the glycation of collagen, it promotes the production of skin collagen and bone collagen, increases skin elasticity and delays aging. In addition, cherry blossom extract also inhibits skin inflammation and redness.