Resveratrol is a phytochemical-active compound sourced from plants-found in the skin and seeds of red grapes. Fresh grape skins contain 50 to 100 mg resveratrol per gram. Although not as abundantly, it is also present in mulberries, cranberries and peanuts. Nature put it in the plants to help them resist outside attacks such as UV radiation, parasitic and fungal infections.
For the skin, researches show it protects from UVB induced lipid peroxidation and calms irritated skin.
- Antioxidant against free radicals
- Protects from sun damage
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