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Cosmetic and Dermatological Properties of Selected Ayurvedic Plant Extracts

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Department of Technology of Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Products, Medical College, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Kielnarowa 386a, 36-020 Tyczyn, Poland
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ŁUKASIEWICZ Research Network—Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis “Blachownia”, Energetykow 9, 47-225 Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland
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Academic Editors: Giuseppe Caruso, Nicolò Musso and Claudia Giuseppina Fresta
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 614; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030614
Received: 21 December 2020 / Revised: 19 January 2021 / Accepted: 21 January 2021 / Published: 25 January 2021
Due to the constantly growing interest in ingredients of natural origin, this study attempts to evaluate the possibility of using extracts from three Ayurvedic plants in preparations for the care and treatment of skin diseases. Therefore, studies of antioxidant properties were carried out using DPPH and ABTS radicals, obtaining 76% and 88% of these radical scavenging, respectively. A significant decrease in the intracellular level of free radicals and an increase in the activity of the antioxidant enzyme-superoxide dismutase by almost 60% were also observed. In addition, the extracts were assessed for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, obtaining over 70% inhibition of lipoxygenase activity and almost 40% of collagenase. Additionally, the cytoprotective properties of the obtained extracts on skin cells, keratinocytes and fibroblasts, were demonstrated. To assess the content of biologically active compounds, HPLC-electrospray ionization (ESI)-MS/MS multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) analyses were performed. The obtained results show that all three analyzed plants are a valuable source of biologically active substances with desired properties in the context of skin cell protection. Particularly noteworthy is the extract of Epilobium angustifolium L., for which the most promising results were obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: antioxidants; anti-inflammatory properties; lipoxygenase; anti-aging properties; collagenase; fibroblasts; keratinocytes; skin hydration antioxidants; anti-inflammatory properties; lipoxygenase; anti-aging properties; collagenase; fibroblasts; keratinocytes; skin hydration
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Zagórska-Dziok, M.; Ziemlewska, A.; Bujak, T.; Nizioł-Łukaszewska, Z.; Hordyjewicz-Baran, Z. Cosmetic and Dermatological Properties of Selected Ayurvedic Plant Extracts. Molecules 2021, 26, 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030614

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Zagórska-Dziok M, Ziemlewska A, Bujak T, Nizioł-Łukaszewska Z, Hordyjewicz-Baran Z. Cosmetic and Dermatological Properties of Selected Ayurvedic Plant Extracts. Molecules. 2021; 26(3):614. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030614

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Zagórska-Dziok, Martyna, Aleksandra Ziemlewska, Tomasz Bujak, Zofia Nizioł-Łukaszewska, and Zofia Hordyjewicz-Baran. 2021. "Cosmetic and Dermatological Properties of Selected Ayurvedic Plant Extracts" Molecules 26, no. 3: 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030614

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