Ferulic Acid, the sun-protective antioxidant

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays is the major cause of skin damage, leading to injury and premature aging. Photons from solar radiation activate a chain reaction that leads to the interaction of free radicals with proteins and lipids. In cosmetics several strategies are followed to fight against the damage produced by solar radiation, one of…

Natural cosmetics

In the formulation of cosmetics, it is very common to use ingredients of recognized efficiency obtained by chemical synthesis. Many of these ingredients are also found in vegetables, and with the substitution of synthetic components by those of vegetable origin, it is possible to “naturalize” cosmetics, and achieve a higher percentage of ingredients of renewable…

cosméticos naturales

Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics

In Cosmetics, the natural products are trendy and they are taking larger and larger market share at world-wide level. To meet these new needs, the cosmetics manufacturers are launching proposals with high percentages of natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. So far, there were different criteria to designate a cosmetic as natural, leading to some confusion…