26 January 2024

The regenerating power of Polyphenols: a natural Elixir for your skin

In this article we will delve into the fascinating world of polyphenols and their beneficial impact on our skin. If you are looking for a natural ally to keep your skin young and radiant, polyphenols could be the answer you are looking for.

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are natural organic compounds present in a certain variety of plants and are produced specifically by the metabolism of the latter. They generally accumulate in various organs of the plant, such as roots, stems and flowers, with a greater abundance in the skin. Vegetables, green tea, fruit and red wine are just some of the foods rich in these powerful antioxidants.

Antioxidant effects of polyphenols on the skin

Free radicals, as seen in one of our articles, are responsible for premature skin aging. Stress, pollution and UV rays can increase the production of free radicals, damaging collagen and elastin, proteins that are essential for keeping the skin toned and firm. In this sense, polyphenols act as a protective shield, neutralizing free radicals and protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the environment.1

Anti-inflammatory and soothing action

Although they are often associated only with their antioxidant function, polyphenols also have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help reduce redness, swelling and skin irritation. If your skin is particularly sensitive or prone to inflammation, using cosmetic products enriched with polyphenols could lead to visibly more hydrated and radiant skin.2

They stimulate cell regeneration

One of the most fascinating aspects of polyphenols is their ability to stimulate cell regeneration. These compounds can help promote the production of new skin cells, thus helping to maintain fresh, youthful and glowing skin. Stimulating cell regeneration can also be helpful in reducing the appearance of scars and skin blemishes.3,4

How to introduce polyphenols into your skincare routine

Now that we know the benefits of polyphenols on the skin, it’s time to integrate them into our skin care routine. Look for cosmetic products containing natural extracts rich in polyphenols, such as those from grape pomace, green tea and goji berries. Additionally, a diet rich in colorful fruit and vegetables can help provide your body with the right daily dose of these precious antioxidants.

In conclusion, polyphenols are truly a natural elixir for your skin. They protect, soothe and stimulate cell regeneration, giving your skin a youthful and radiant appearance.Add the power of polyphenols to your beauty routine and enjoy the amazing results these compounds can offer!


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(2) Sun, M.; Deng, Y.; Cao, X.; Xiao, L.; Ding, Q.; Luo, F.; Huang, P.; Gao, Y.; Liu, M.; Zhao, H. Effects of Natural Polyphenols on Skin and Hair Health: A Review. Molecules 2022, 27 (22). https://doi.org/10.3390/MOLECULES27227832.

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(4) Guimarães, I.; Baptista-Silva, S.; Pintado, M.; Oliveira, A. L. Polyphenols: A Promising Avenue in Therapeutic Solutions for Wound Care. Appl. Sci. 2021, Vol. 11, Page 1230 2021, 11 (3), 1230. https://doi.org/10.3390/APP11031230.