Tomato Extract shields the skin against UV-induced erythema. Also, high levels of Lycopene neutralize free radical that damage the skin and lead to photoaging.
Tomato Extract also comes with anti-inflammatory properties that make it a wonderful remedy for treating loose pores and acne breakouts.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes that can damage the extracellular skin matrix which can result in breakdown of skin collagen and ultimately, skin aging. Tomato Extract suppresses the activity of MMPs and helps in maintaining collagen level. This can also help in the prevention of wrinkles and fine lines.
Protects the Skin Against UV Damage
As you already know, there are two types of UV rays – UVA and UVB. However, the UVA rays cause more damage to the skin by penetrating deeper into the dermis. On the other hand, UVB rays are more topical and only damage the surface of the skin resulting in sunburns. Research has shown that sunscreens containing Tomato Extract can reduce UV ray damage.
Prevents Skin Aging
Lycopene in Tomato Extract is converted into Retinol or Vitamin A when consumed as a part of your diet. Retinol is great for reducing signs of aging and stimulating melatonin and collagen production. Both collagen and melatonin promote skin health.
Reduces Skin Redness
Lycopene in Tomato Extract reduces skin erythema or redness of the skin by leaps and bounds. It also calms irritated skin by stimulating the growth of new skin cells. Research shows that topical application of Tomato Extract plays a significant role in stabilizing the DNA structure inside the nucleus of the skin and maintaining the skin repair pathway.
Other Skin Benefits of Tomato Extract
- Can be used as an astringent and antiseptic remedy for the skin.
- Can help you achieve clean and glowing skin.
- Shrinks open pores and helps in skin tightening.
- Helps in controlling acne breakouts by normalizing sebum production.