Portulaca oleracea extract
Extract of a common, globally-distributed weed-like succulent plant commonly known as purslane. This golden or green-coloured plant has skin-soothing properties and is a potent antioxidant thanks to its high amounts of vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C, and E (alpha-tocopherol) as well as other antioxidant compounds such as glutathione. The antioxidants in purslane combine to address numerous skin concerns.
Purslane is also a very good source of skin-beneficial minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous, plus omega-3 fatty acids. Although not commonly consumed as part of most people’s diets, the nutritional profile of this plant ranks it as a true superfood. Ongoing research is consistently showing this plant has remarkable benefits for the skin and body.
References for this information:
Food Chemistry, August 2019, pages 239-245
Journal of Pharmacopuncture, March 2019, pages 7-15
American Journal of Translational Research, May 2016, pages 2,138-2,148
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, July 2001, issue 2, pages 171–176; and December 2000, pages 445-451
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