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- Categories: Plant Extracts
Extract from barley plants. Can have antioxidant properties when ingested, but there is no research showing this to be the case when applied topically. Barley and its extracts/derivatives are a source of gluten. When fermented (as it is when used to make beer or when combined with yeast in cosmetics), barley extract has been shown to soothe skin.
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