Lentil is a widely know annual plant which seed used as food for centuries. Rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids, vitamins, trisaccharides, and phytic acid, Lentil (Lens esculenta or culinaris) extract is a natural, efficient, and safe ingredient in skincare formulations.
Like zea mays starch and rice bran, Lentil also contains phytic acid, a great exfoliator with antioxidant properties. In addition, lens esculenta seeds contain Tocopherols (vitamin E), Carotenoids (vitamin A), and B5, which protect skin cell membranes from free radicals and oxidative stress, stimulate proliferation and renewal.
In addition, trisaccharides are short-chain sugars promoting hydration and enhancing the moisture-binding capability of the skin. Unsaturated fatty acids also have antioxidant and moisturizing properties.