Glossary

Glossary

Anti oxidants: “Antioxidants neutralize free radicals produced by various environmental insults such as ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke and air pollutants, thereby preventing cellular damage.” Source Article: Indian dermatology online journal

Collagen: The main structural protein found in connective tissue.

Elastin: Fibrous glycoprotein found in connective tissue.

Essential fatty acid: Omega’s that cannot be produced by the body, full details can be seen here on the webmed site.

Essential: An essential nutrient is one required by the human body but not synthesised by the body, it must be sourced from food.

Free radicals: “A free radical is an atom or group of atoms that has an unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive.” Source: International Dermal Institute

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): “Is classified as an omega-6 fatty acid. Gamma-linolenic acid is a type of fatty acid thought to offer a number of health benefits.” Read more: The benefits of GLA

Lauric acid: Lauric acid is a medium-length long-chain fatty acid, or lipid, that makes up about half of the fatty acids within coconut oil. Has moisturising and antibacterial properties.

Palmitoleic acid: Found in the oils of young skin.

Photo aging: aging and damage caused by sun exposure.

Photo protection: Provides protection from damage and aging caused by the sun.

Vitamin A: Is a group of nutrients that are either classified as retinoid’s or carotenoid’s. Full details can be found here on the world's healthiest foods website

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