Adenophora stricta root extract is a medicinal herb that has been used for treating respiratory diseases in East Asia.
What are the benefits of using Adenophora stricta root extract for the skin and body?
- Photo-protective and skin photoaging: A. stricta root extract significantly attenuates ROS production and elastase activity, MMP-1 at the mRNA and protein levels, and collagen content in a dose-dependent manner. This shows that A. stricta root extract is a potential candidate for the prevention and treatment of skin photoaging. A. stricta root extract might act as an effective inhibitor of UVB-modulated signaling pathways and might serve as a photo-protective agent.
- Skin whitening effect: A. stricta root extract also gives a skin whitening effect to the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase activity.
- Protects lung injury: A. stricta root extract protects lung injury from exposure to particulate matter 2.5 in mice and would be a promising candidate for preventing or alleviating various respiratory diseases, including lung injury caused by air pollution.
Who can use Adenophora stricta root extract?
Adenophora stricta root extract is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.