Where Is This Active Ingredient Found? Lutein is the active ingredient in the DDF Silky C skin care line.
Product Description & Benefits:
The xanthophyll lutein functions in plants and humans as a filter of high energy blue light and as an anti-oxidant that quenches and scavenges photo-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS). Lutein is used by our body but we cannot make it, we need to obtain it from food or apply it topically. Although its main role seems to be vision (in the lens and macula lutea of the eye), lutein may also provide protection against UV -induced erythema, inflammation, and wrinkling. It also helps maintain skin hydration, smoothness and elasticity.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for 16 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration (5 g in 480 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base.
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Alves-Rodrigues, Alexandra; Shao, Andrew (2004) The science behind lutein. Toxicology Letters 150: 57-83.
Lee, Erica H.; Faulhaber, Dorothea; Hanson, Kerry M.; Ding, Wanhong; Peters, Sara; Kodali, Sreedevi; Granstein, Richard D. Dietary lutein reduces ultraviolet radiation-induced inflammation and immunosuppression. Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2004), 122: 510-517.