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Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Garden Cress Sprout Extract

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Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre and School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Mibelle Group Biochemistry, Mibelle AG, Bolimattstrasse 1, CH-5033 Buchs, Switzerland
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Academic Editors: Tolga Karsili and Barbara Marchetti
Molecules 2021, 26(24), 7631; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26247631
Received: 9 November 2021 / Revised: 7 December 2021 / Accepted: 12 December 2021 / Published: 16 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultrafast Dynamics in Chemical Processes)
Plants, as with humans, require photoprotection against the potentially damaging effects of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Previously, sinapoyl malate (SM) was identified as the photoprotective agent in thale cress. Here, we seek to identify the photoprotective agent in a similar plant, garden cress, which is currently used in the skincare product Detoxophane nc. To achieve this, we explore the photodynamics of both the garden cress sprout extract and Detoxophane nc with femtosecond transient electronic absorption spectroscopy. With the assistance of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, we determine that the main UV-absorbing compound in garden cress sprout extract is SM. Importantly, our studies reveal that the photoprotection properties of the SM in the garden cress sprout extract present in Detoxophane nc are not compromised by the formulation environment. The result suggests that Detoxophane nc containing the garden cress sprout extract may offer additional photoprotection to the end user in the form of a UV filter booster. View Full-Text
Keywords: sunscreen; UV filter; photoprotection; nature-inspired; photodynamics; photophysics; sinapoyl malate; plant sunscreen; photochemistry; ultrafast spectroscopy sunscreen; UV filter; photoprotection; nature-inspired; photodynamics; photophysics; sinapoyl malate; plant sunscreen; photochemistry; ultrafast spectroscopy
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Abiola, T.T.; Auckloo, N.; Woolley, J.M.; Corre, C.; Poigny, S.; Stavros, V.G. Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Garden Cress Sprout Extract. Molecules 2021, 26, 7631. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26247631

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Abiola TT, Auckloo N, Woolley JM, Corre C, Poigny S, Stavros VG. Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Garden Cress Sprout Extract. Molecules. 2021; 26(24):7631. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26247631

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Abiola, Temitope T., Nazia Auckloo, Jack M. Woolley, Christophe Corre, Stéphane Poigny, and Vasilios G. Stavros. 2021. "Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Garden Cress Sprout Extract" Molecules 26, no. 24: 7631. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26247631

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