Jeju Jori (Sasa quelpaertensis) is a species of bamboo grass native to South Korea, and endemic to Mount Halla on Jeju Island. The dried young leaves can be drunk as tea or used as traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Sasa quelpaertensis is a rich source of phenolic antioxidants such as p-coumaric acid. Jeju Jori developed from Sasa quelpaertensis exhibits antioxidant activity and brightens the skin.

Phenolic compounds are the largest group of compounds that act as natural antioxidants in plants. Phenolic compounds have one (phenol) or more (polyphenol) phenol rings, namely hydroxy groups attached to aromatic rings so that they are easily oxidized by donating hydrogen atoms to free radicals.


WHAT IS ANTIOXIDANT?

Antioxidants are compounds or substances that can inhibit, delay, prevent, or slow down oxidation reactions even in small concentrations. Antioxidant compounds can be found in various types of food and from the synthesis of chemical reactions. Antioxidants are widely used in the world of health and food technology.


ANTIOXIDANT FUNCTION FOR SKIN


The benefits of antioxidants for the skin can help treat and protect from the effects of sunlight and pollution. Antioxidants work to protect the skin from the inside out by protecting the body's cells from damage.


The following are some of the other benefits of antioxidants for your skin:


- NEUTRALIZING FREE RADICAL

The first benefit of antioxidants for the skin is to neutralize free radicals. Please note, free radicals themselves are particles in smoke, pollution, and UV rays that oxidize the skin, so that it can trigger skin damage and premature aging. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals before starting the oxidation process.


- REDUCE FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

One of the signs of aging is wrinkles and fine lines. Both are caused due to decreased production of elastic collagen so that the facial skin begins to sag. Free radicals formed from excess sun exposure can accelerate the natural effects of aging.


- INCREASE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Collagen production can also be increased by antioxidants. One of the functions of collagen is to maintain skin elasticity so that the skin looks supple and young. Use skin care products that contain antioxidants. With the presence of these antioxidants, it helps neutralize free radicals and increase collagen production.


- REDUCE ACNE

The next benefit of antioxidants for the skin is that it can reduce acne. The most important antioxidant for acne is Vitamin A, which is a very strong antioxidant and is used in skin care products. Vitamin A is better known as retinoids or retin A. When applied to the skin, vitamin A will seep into the pores to remove blockages in the keratin which is one of the main causes of acne and blackheads. Vitamin A also has the function of reducing excess oil in the pores and reducing acne when combined with a good skin cleanser and according to skin type.


- REDUCE DARK SPOT

Do you have dark spots problem? Usually, dark spots will appear when sunlight accelerates the production of melanin in the skin. Dark spots occur when you often linger in the sun without sunscreen protection. To overcome this problem, you should use facial care products that contain vitamin C, because it is considered capable of reducing melanin pigmentation on the skin.

Those are some of the benefits of antioxidants for the skin. Hope it helps you understand this one compound. To meet the needs of antioxidants apart from food, you can also supplement it with the use of products from Timoti Beauty Indonesia.