Skin whitening agent
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Resveratrol (RE) is a celebrity ingredient in anti-aging and skin-whitening beauty formulations. It is mostly found in red grapes. Berries, nuts, and cocoa powder are also considered to be good sources of this compound. The boom of resveratrol began in the 1990s when it was declared a possible candidate compound for the French paradox* explanation. That was the starting point of its intense study all over the globe. Nowadays, it is scientifically proven that resveratrol exhibits a whole myriad of benefits for the skin.

  • It is a powerful antioxidant. Research shows that it fights free radicals better than the famous antioxidant vitamins C and E. Neutralizing notorious adversaries of skin prevents the decrease of skin collagen content and leads to a young, firm, and beautiful appearance of skin.
  • It has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation leads to collagen degradation, resulting in wrinkled and sagged skin. RE hinders the inflammation process and, therefore, retards skin aging.
  • It has a skin-whitening effect. As is known, one of the problems of aged skin is hyperpigmentation (dark patches that appear on the dermal surface). RE restricts the production of melanin, the pigment that causes dark patches, and leaves us with an even-tone skin finish.
  • It also displays antibacterial and antiviral properties and might be used to combat diverse germ-provoked skin problems.

Resveratrol is a dream come true for all those who long for attractive, youthful, and smooth skin.


*The French paradox describes the following observation: Although butter and cheese (saturated fat) are largely utilized in French cuisine, the rate of coronary heart disease is relatively low in France. One hypothesis explaining this phenomenon might be the wide consumption of red wine by French people
1,3-Benzenediol, 5-[(1E)-2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl]-

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