Ideal Anti-inflammatory Ingredients
Ingredients that are ideal for various aspects of the inflammation containment, recovery and prevention process include the following.
Look for any of the following key ingriedients in skincare products especially if you have sensitive skin.
Boerhavia diffusa root extract (red hogweed). This stops the production of proinflammatory agents and limits neurogenic inflammation by favoring the production of the anti-inflammatory neurohormone MSH in order to restore tissue integrity.
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract. This contains ceramides, which play an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the skin and ensuring the proper cohesion of skin cells, minimizing skin dehydration. It optimizes the skin’s protective properties.
Hydrolyzed algin. Derived from brown seaweed, this ingredient has antioxidant and film-forming properties that help with skin’s protective function.
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose) oil. This is a skin nutrient high in gamma linoleic acid, and is a fatty acid that is also required for intact epidermal lipid bilayers.
Persea gratissima (avocado) sterols. This has lipid moisturizer functionality and is a rich source of natural plant phytosterols that help maintain the lipid barrier layer.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Please note: This blog is only for informative purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns.