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HOLDING OUT FOR A
HERO: Ingredient EGCG
What are EGCG's skincare benefits?
It is nature's most powerful anti-oxidant
and has a significant impact on our
skin's healing processes. Studies carried
out at the University of Manchester
demonstrated that EGCG can even
shrink more extreme keloid scars by
up to 40%.
How does EGCG work?
When skin is damaged, it can often
get stuck in a healing cycle. Mast cells
rush in and help to protect the body,
creating an inflammatory response to
the injury. At the same time, your body
also starts forming new blood cells in
a process known as 'angiogenesis'.
If both of these processes are
prolonged, they can leave your
scars (and you!) red and angry.
Research has found that EGCG
reduces the signs of prolonged
angiogenesis, associated with the
injured skin, which in turn reduces
redness, soreness and excessive
irritation. Additionally, mast cells
were shown to be significantly
lower in number when treated
with EGCG, compared with those
treated with a placebo cream.
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