Ingredient Meet and Greet: Lycopene
There’s an entire world of plant-based ingredients waiting to help you better your beauty and Ecco Bella is devoted to using them to create powerful, organic, natural products. The individual nutraceuticals that make up the VitaminCells packed in our natural skin care products, are each active natural ingredients that have undergone various clinical trials and studies to validate their benefits in formulas that honor the most sensitive of Intelligent Beauties.
We'd like to introduce you to one of those plant-based ingredients: Lycopene. You'll find this powerhouse ingredient in our VitaminCell Skin Care products.
So, what is Lycopene?
Lycopene is a member of the deeply pigmented carotenoid family, the same family as beta carotene, lutein, and astaxanthin. This naturally occurring pigment colors many fruits and vegetables red. Not only does lycopene pack a bunch of vibrant color, it’s also a powerful antioxidant.
Where does it come from?
Think red and you’ll probably be able to identify several natural sources of this super plant component yourself. To get started, lycopene is found in watermelon, pink grapefruit, apricots and strawberries. The most common source, however, is tomato. In fact, 85% North America’s dietary intake of lycopene comes from tomato-based products.
Lycopene can stop a sunburn in it’s tracks.
This substance has the power to, ward off heart disease, and even protect against sunburn! It has been shown to possess remarkable fighting powers against degenerative diseases and the effects of aging. As a member of the carotenoid family, lycopene builds up under the skin like a magic shield to help protect against the harmful effects of UV radiation such as sunburn, wrinkles and premature aging..
What does that mean for you?
We’ll just cut right to the point:: Using products that contain lycopene, like our VitaminCell Skincare, means you can protect and nourish your skin with healthy, natural, organic goodness. You’ll look fresh and fabulous, using what nature intended for our benefit! As an added perk, lycopene also prevents the breakdown of collagen which means less wrinkles. We’ll just let that one sink in.
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