Emblica cascading antioxidant: a novel natural skin care ingredient

Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol. Sep-Oct 2002;15(5):374-80. doi: 10.1159/000064544.

Abstract

A standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica (trade named Emblica) was found to have a long-lasting and broad-spectrum antioxidant activity. The product has no pro-oxidation activity induced by iron and/or copper because of its iron and copper chelating ability. Emblica helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals, non-radicals and transition metal-induced oxidative stress. Emblica is suitable for use in anti-aging, sunscreen and general purpose skin care products.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antioxidants / chemistry*
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Fruit / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Phyllanthus emblica / chemistry*
  • Phytotherapy / methods
  • Plant Extracts / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Skin Care / methods*

Substances

  • Antioxidants
  • Plant Extracts