The hunt for innovative active ingredients with proven efficacy in reducing or delaying the skin changes caused by aging is endless.
Lately, a common flavononol has lit new desires in this field of application: taxifolin.
Taxifolin –aka v dihydroquercetin- is a subclass of flavanonols, an isoflavanone of the flavonoids family. It’s largely found in olive oil, grapes, citrus fruits, onions and in many species of the conifers family.
Several scientific data support the theory that Taxifolin possesses a very powerful antioxidant activity and noticeable anti-inflammatory properties. This flavonoid has even shown effective antimicrobial effects (against Staphylococcus epidermidis, for instance) and an excellent antifungal activity through the significant inhibition of fungal growth.
Thus, given this promising inhibitory activity against inflammation, oxidative stress and microbial infections Taxifolin may be a succulent natural source of cosmetics wih science-backed therapeutic potential.