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Scalp soothing properties of Portulaca oleracea

Vitalab’s scientists have harnessed the power of the medicinal plant Portulaca oleracea to develop a multifunctional ingredient offering improved cellular ability to scavenge free radicals, while reducing the release of pro-inflammatory messengers, helping to relieve sensitive-prone skin and scalp

ABSTRACT

Sensitive scalp is an extension of the concept of sensitive facial skin, and is associated with dry skin, reactivity to climatic/environmental factors, and topical agents. Vitalab’s scientists have harnessed the power of the medicinal plant Portulaca oleracea, developing an ingredient clinically tested for its efficacy to soothe the skin, reduce the perception of itch intensity for both skin and scalp, and restore the skin barrier function. The multifunctional ingredient improved cellular ability to scavenge free radicals, while reducing the release of pro-inflammatory messengers, helping to relieve sensitive-prone skin and scalp.

The skin provides a vital barrier structure that protects us against exogenous environmental stressors that can be physical, in the form of UV light, wind, and thermal seasonal changes, or chemicals, such as atmospheric pollutants and pesticides. The efficacy of the skin barrier function is determined by several characteristics, which include the stratum corneum lipid structure, the quality of the epidermal cells and their interaction with the dermal compartment, and the immune system.1

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