Flavonoids otherwise known as Vitamin P are Powerful antioxidants,that have already proven their health benefits. But recently, they have been talked about in the world of cosmetics. In what matter? They are 100% natural active ingredients capable of preventing skin aging and fighting blemishes.
One in particular called flavonoid Astilbin derived from the extract of Engelhardia chrysolepis tree in China was designed to answer the specific needs of women experiencing skin sagging related to œstrogenic decline.
First, we need to know what are Flavonoids? Simply put they are the pigments responsible for the coloring of plants. They have a very interesting protective function. It is found in fruits, vegetables, plants and even coffee and tea. The goal of scientists specializing in cosmetics is to isolate plants that are naturally very rich in them to boost the effectiveness of our anti-aging creams.
In our everyday consumption the benefits of flavonoids, also called vitamin P, come mainly from their anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, antioxidant qualities. They significantly strengthen all blood vessels and thus improve circulation.
The function of flavonoids in plants is to provide them with an attractive color. It is they who are responsible for the variegated color of flowers and fruits.
In the leaves, these components are increasingly recognized as stimulating the plant’s physiological capacity for survival by protecting it against fungal pathologies and ultraviolet rays. They are produced during photosynthesis and their first role is to protect the leaves from harmful radiation from the sun.
- antioxidant action
Your body is constantly producing free radicals. In addition, on a daily basis, you are subjected to external aggressions such as pollution, UV rays or tobacco which very often lead to the overproduction of free radicals.
- Boost Collagen Production
their antioxidant action will slow down the appearance of the first signs of aging but also boost the production of collagen. Interesting for mature skin. Not to mention that flavonoids promote microcirculation to reduce signs of fatigue and give your face a boost! Suffice to say that, thanks to them, your skin will retain/regain all its elasticity to reveal a fresh and radiant complexion. In what form are flavonoids found?
This is what makes us happy about Astilbin flavonoid. The initial research shows its many huge benefits for menopausal skin Menopausal women are more prone to glycation and oxidative stress.
Oestrogens have antioxidant effects and play a beneficial role in glucose homeostasis that is lost at menopause which is why we see sagging particularly around the jowl, neck and chest
A study done over 2 months on 90 women showed a significant improvement in marionette lines of 36% and eyelid sagging of 20%
Therefore, significantly improving the appearance of crepe like texture. We are excited about this as all to often women in menopause tend to be forgotten
Here are examples of more flavonoids and their commonly known properties
Cocoa flavanols improve the elasticity of blood vessels and therefore contribute to good blood circulation
Resveratrol, very present in black grapes and red wine, reduce inflammation and have protective effects for the heart
The catechin in green tea would help maintain healthy weight, fight the formation of dental plaque and protect the cardiovascular system
Onion quercetin has antihistamine (antiallergic) and anti-inflammatory properties
Soy isoflavones play a role in bone structure, memory, blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Remember to also add these amazing ingredients to your diet