FSS Purslane BioFerment PF
-Preserved with Leucidal Liquid-
We cannot survive without oxygen, yet
it is an extremely reactive element that contributes to signs of extrinsic
aging by causing damage to both our hair and skin. The prevention of
oxidative damage through the use of potent antioxidants may decrease the rate
of wrinkle formation, reduce cuticle damage and color fade of the hair.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the form of oxygen ions, free
radicals and peroxides have unpaired valence shell electrons, in the body ROS
are formed as a byproduct of metabolism. Although they have a role in cell
signaling, free radicals often participate in unwanted side reactions in the
body which may result in cellular damage.
Antioxidants function by reducing
chemicals that are capable of donating electrons to ROS thus inhibiting
oxidative stress that leads to cell damage and death1. Our bodies rely
upon multiple antioxidants such as Glutathione, vitamin C and vitamin E to prevent
oxidative damage2. Studies show that vitamin C supplementation maintains
reduced glutathione concentrations in the blood and improves the overall
antioxidant portection capacity of blood3. Although vitamin C is often used in cosmetics to prevent
the formation of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen synthesis, in vivo it also regenerates
vitamin E. Glutathione is a tripeptide with extremely potent electron
donating properties. It is formed from glutamic acid, cysteine and
glycine and regulated by the enzyme glutathione reductase.
is also capable of regenerating vitamin C in
vivo and may be appropriate
for maintaining vitamin C stability in cosmetic formulations. When vitamin C is oxidized it loses
activity and is no longer capable of stimulating collagen synthesis or
functioning as an antioxidant.
FSS Purslane BioFerment PF is derived from Purslane,
an edible plant rich in glutathione and glutathione reductase with enhanced
delivery of phytoactives resulting from biofermentation with Lactobacillus
bulgaricus. Efficacy testing
indicates that FSS Purslane BioFerment PF may be useful for
stabilizing vitamin C. 2% FSS Purslane BioFerment PF was mixed with 2%
vitamin C and compared to a control solution containing 2% vitamin C.
Both samples were exposed to 260 nm wavelength UV for 150 minutes and the
percent reduction in absorbance was periodically measured.
The results indicate that FSS
Purslane BioFerment PF is
capable of reducing vitamin C oxidation by 34%. These findings suggest that FSS Purslane BioFerment PF may stabilize vitamin C thus allowing
one to benefit from the antioxidant properties of both FSS Purslane BioFerment PF and vitamin C.
Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract
Suggested Use Levels:
Antioxidant, Stabilizes Vitamin
to Yellow Hazy Liquid
Solubility In Water:
Protected from direct light and
humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the
recommended usage rate.
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