What is Rutin?
Rutin, also called quercetin-3-o-rutinoside, is a type of flavonoid that occurs naturally in a variety of citrus fruits and berries. It is required for many physiological functions by the plant.
Use & Benefits:
Antioxidant: Helps skin fight against free radicals. These free radicals are often generated by the body itself, but pollutants and other chemicals can expedite their production. These free radicals disrupt the metabolic cycles and produce faulty proteins, harming the skin and other organs. Antioxidants, like shock absorbers, bind with free radicals and stop further damage. In the case of skin, premature aging can be reversed when an antioxidant is in action.
Anti-inflammatory: Calms the skin and also protects from irritants. As a result, itching, redness, or swelling can be resolved.
Skin and hair conditioning agent: Forms a barrier on the skin or hair surface that prevents moisture loss, making the skin look hydrated, soft, and plump.
Widely used in cosmetic products: Rutin is used in the formulation of creams, lotions, gels, shampoos, conditioners, sun care, and other skin and hair care products.