Encapsulating Hevea brasiliensis for Improved Antioxidant Penetration


Developing products to address wrinkles and furrows is a challenge. In relation, several anti-aging theories have been proposed, among which, the free radical theory is prominent. This theory states that free radicals, having at least one unpaired electron, can deleteriously assault cell constituents and connective tissues, resulting in aging.1 Free radicals are generated upon exposure to many different stressors, including sun exposure, air pollution, cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Sickness and stress can also stimulate the production of free radicals in the body. Free radical production can be decreased by electron donation from antioxidants, in turn slowing the process of aging. The appearance of skin is reported to directly relate to its antioxidant content rather than actual age.2

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