|Common Name: Tetrahydrocurcuminoids|
kligman ingredient evaluation
|Penetration: Under analysis|
|Biochemical Mechanism: Under analysis|
|Level of Evidence: Under analysis|
Derived from turmeric, long used in medicine, this is a phenolic compound that has a huge range of benefits to skin. It acts as an antioxidant with free-radical fighting properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, by way of ____. Tetrahydrocurcuminoids is also a tyrosinase inhibitor (like AA, etc.) and thus has anti-hyperpigmentation properties. Tetrahydrocurcuminoids also help prevent secretion of MMPs (MMPs degrade collgan, etc.) Tetrahydrocurcuminoids are also implicated in acne-fighting. Skin is a jungle of bacteria, mostly beneficial flora. Sometimes, bacteria talk to each other (WTF!) and create biofilms. This communication happens through - phenolic compounds are known to inhibit this corum sensing, preventing bacteria from turning into acne and other biofilms, infections.
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids need to be in a slightly acidic formula (ph 5.5-6.5). Since it's a phenolic compound, you should find chelators (EDTA, BHT) to ensure Tetrahydrocurcuminoids stay active (else it can be rendered inert and you're wasting your money!)