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Ectoine is a natural and effective cosmetic active ingredient. Due to its wide range of cell protection functions, it can be used in many cosmetic products with different functions. Ectoine has the functions of moisturizing, anti-oxidation, protection against photoaging, and sun protection.
- Good moisturizing
Pretreating the skin with Ectoine can reduce skin damage caused by dehydration; one molecule of Ectoine can complex four or five water molecules to structure the free water in cells. Compared to glycerin, ectoine is more moisturizing to the skin.
Relevant data show that during the application period of Ectoine, the skin’s water-holding capacity can continue to improve, and the skin’s water-holding capacity will not drop immediately after discontinuation. The skin’s water-holding capacity is still higher than that of the control group after one week of discontinuation.
- Antioxidant effect
Clinical trials have shown that ectoine can prevent the weakening of the antioxidant capacity of cells with the increase of age, and has a certain antioxidant capacity.
The experimental data show that the mixed-use of 0.1 mM Ectoine, 0.5 mM methionine, and 1.5 mM mannitol can reduce the single-strand break of human glial DNA under 400-800 nm light source, and reduce the intensity of ROS oxidation reaction, thereby reducing the effect of light on the skin. Oxidative damage.
- Protection of the immune system
Langerhans cells in the epidermis play a key role in the skin’s immune system but are very sensitive to UV stress. And Ectoine just keeps the number of Langerhans cells from being reduced by ultraviolet radiation, so that the skin’s immune system maintains normal functioning.
- Protection against photoaging and sun protection
Skin aging is not only the result of the passage of time, one of the important external factors is ultraviolet rays, especially UVA (320-400nm).
Ectoine Application s
- Eye Drops
- Contact Lens Solutions
- Nasal and oral care
- Private care
- Topical cream