Kapok Soothing Australian Plant Extract

//Kapok Soothing Australian Plant Extract

Kapok Soothing Australian Plant Extract

If you have sensitive skin you are going to love Kapok.

Kapok contains quercetin, a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory agent.

Kapok grows in the scrubby bushland of the Northern Territory and has pretty yellow flowers atop its sparse branches. 

What Benefits Can Kapok Offer Your Skin?

Kapok contains numerous actives that help promote healthy looking skin including quercetin, glucoronic acid and gallic acid.

Quercetin

  • quercetin is a wonderful ingredient which is often found in tablets to help reduce symptoms of allergy such as itching. Quercetin also has benefits when applied topically in creams. Quercetin has anti-histamine  properties which means it can block the release of histamine from the mast cells – thus reducing inflammation and itching;

  • quercetin also has good levels of antioxidants. One of the main issues that occurs as a result of over exposure to the sun is free radical damage. Antioxidants help defend the skin against the damage caused by free radicals;

  • quercetin is also antiviral and an immune modulator.

Gallic Acid

  • gallic acid helps moisturize the skin  and reduce skin dryness.

  • One study found that gallic acid can reduce the sign of wrinkles by having a positive effect on elastin and collagen.

  • Gallic acid is also a good antioxidant.

Glucoronic Acid

  • glucoronic acid is naturally occurring in the body but can become diminished over time.

  • Glucoronic acid provides skin conditioning properties and helps slow down the signs of ageing.

REFERENCES

Hwang E1Park SYLee HJLee TYSun ZWYi TH. Gallic acid regulates skin photoaging in UVB-exposed fibroblast and hairless mice.
Geun-Soo Lee, Jin-Wha Kim, Chun-IL.  Application of Glucuronic Acid with New Cosmetic Active Ingredient
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