QUINOA SEED EXTRACT
Quinoa seed extract is a nutritious natural ingredient, containing lysine and riboflavin that help boost collagen production, and smooth and tone the skin. It also aids in sebum control, helping to reduce the appearance of acne. Rich in vitamin E, quinoa seed extract offers powerful nourishment and repair for the skin, scalp and hair
Quinoa Seed Extract
“Quinoa seed extract is derived from the seeds of quinoa, a highly nutritious plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years.”
The bioactive phytoecdysones that are naturally present in quinoa seeds stimulate the differentiation of keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are an essential component of skin repair. They are the most prominent cell in the epidermis of the skin (1).
Phytoecdysones present in quinoa seed extract can help protect the skin and improve the function of the skin barrier. Quinoa seed extract, as such, is associated with the treatment and prevention of skin aging (2).
Quinoa seed extract is a common ingredient in hair care products, like shampoo and conditioner. This extract is suitable for all hair types but is particularly beneficial for treating dry, damaged, or dehydrated hair. It helps to hydrate the hair and the scalp, protecting hair follicles from damage.
The combination of essential fatty acid linoleic acid, amino acids, vitamin B3, and vitamin E allows quinoa seed extract to prevent moisture loss, lending skin or hair a softer, more supple appearance. Hydrolyzed quinoa proteins are small and can easily penetrate the epidermis.
Quinoa seed extract is rich in the essential amino acid lysine, which plays a role in the synthesis of collagen. Lysine can also inhibit collagenases, a grouping of enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), which degrade collagen (3).