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Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol

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Ingredient Profile

Common Name: Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol
INCI: Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol
Source: Chemically Synthesized
Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol (DMC) Molecule

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Penetration: Under analysis
Biochemical Mechanism: Under analysis
Level of Evidence: Under analysis

Regimen's Take

Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, also known as Lipochroman-6, is a "bio-inspired molecule" that is engineered to be similar to gamma-tocopoherol. This results in a powerful antioxidant that results in protection from Radical Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Carbonal Species. Studies have shown DMC to have higher antioxidative power than many well-known antioxidants, like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ 10, Green Tea Extract, etc. In skincare, studies have shown it to have benefits on: wrinkle depth, skin elasticity, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation, and lipid peroxidation.


Even tiny amounts of DMC can confer skin benefits, it has been proven to work in concentrations of .01 -.05% Fun fact: DMC's properties help protect formulations it is in from oxidazation.

The full Regimen Lab Skincare Encyclopedia Entry for Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol is in development. Check back in a few weeks for an update!

Dimethylmethoxy chromanol is a potent antioxidant. (3,4-dihydro-6-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-7-methoxy-1(2H)-benzopyran)

Clinical trials - Singlet molecular oxygen quenching by the antioxidant dimethylmethoxy chromanol in solution and in ex vivo porcine skin. - Development and photoprotective effect of a sunscreen containing the antioxidants Spirulina and dimethylmethoxy chromanol on sun-induced skin damage
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