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INCI Name:
Water, Glycerin, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
  • This ingredient is a highly purified Citrullus lanatus extract from a species whose origins lie in the Kalahari Desert. It helps prevent DNA damage in skin cells in two ways: by preventing direct damage from UV light and by inhibiting the release of free radicals induced by UV light.
  • In vitro:
    • DNA protection against UV damage and damage induced by free radicals
    • Prevention of DNA Fragmentation: protection of DNA nucleotides from oxidation processes
  • In vivo:
    • Improvement of the protective effect on UV irradiations: 25% increase in skin protection and 60% if volunteers perceived a protective effect