What Are Effects Of Lycopene In Cosmetics

Dec 02, 2021

Recently, China Nutrition and Health Care Association released two group standards of lycopene for Health food (natural) and Lycopene for Health Food (chemical synthesis). In addition to being a food coloring agent, it is best known for its antioxidant and immune-enhancing functions as a functional ingredient. In recent years, lycopene is becoming a popular oral beauty ingredient in the cosmetics market.


Delay skin aging and reduce uv damage

Uv rays are one of the main causes of skin aging, with 80% of facial skin aging due to long-term uv exposure. Lycopene can reduce skin radiation or ultraviolet (UV) damage and other functions. When UV is shone on the skin, lycopene in the skin binds to free radicals produced by UV to protect skin tissue from damage. Studies have shown that through the usual intake of food rich in lycopene can fight against UV, to avoid UV irradiation erythema, lycopene can also quenchthe free radicals in epidermal cells, to the elderly spots have obvious fading effect.

Promote collagen production

Lycopene inhibits the production of a protein called collagenase, which causes the enzymatic breakdown of the skin's natural collagen.In one trial, the use of a mixture containing vitamin C, lutein, lycopene and manganese was shown to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, helping to improve the supporting structure of the dermis.

Fight skin inflammation

Lycopene is a powerful nutrient that fights acne and is especially good for oily or mixed skin. According to a Lycored study, ingesting enough lycopene can reduce oily residues on the skin's surface, balance the skin's natural bacteria and reduce the appearance of pores. What's more, eating lycopene rich foods or taking lycopene supplements can reduce the inflammatory effects certain foods usually have on the skin, thus reducing the chance of diet-related acne.


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