A Further Look at Verbasnol™
Iridoids are a type of phytonutrient naturally produced by plants to protect them from the elements. They help to protect the plant from being burnt, eaten, or overtaken by bacteria or microorganisms. Imagine you were a newly grown plant. You would have to overcome insects, harsh weather, fungus, and anything else nature could throw at you. You would need to develop a way to protect yourself. That is the role of these iridoids.
Verbascoside is a specific iridoid that can be extracted from specific plants and can be potentially used to benefit the health of humans in a similar way.
One way in which verbascoside helps plants is by protecting them from harmful UV damage from the sun. In humans, UV radiation can lead to sunburn, darkening of the skin, premature skin aging, or more serious complication with continued exposure.
One of the most noticeable effects of UV radiation is premature aging of the skin. This could include dryness, wrinkles, sagging, loss of elasticity, and increased pigmentation (or dark spots).
The way verbascoside can help is through its antioxidant abilities. Antioxidants have been found to aid in problems related to skin aging as well as assisting in UV protection. According to some researchers, qualifications for sunscreens themselves include antioxidant ability in addition to UV protection.
Antioxidants like verbascoside could provide benefit as a natural UV protectant, help reduce the appearance of dark spots, and improve the bright appearance of the skin.
Verbasnol™ has also shown in studies to assist in the appearance and amount of skin blemishes by helping to regulate sebum production or the sticky oil produced by the skin that can lead to blemishes.
Verbasnol™ is a verified verbascoside extracted from the Rehmannia glutinosa plant. According to verbascoside research, Verbasnol™ may improve the appearance of dark spots, as well as the overall bright appearance of the skin.* Verbasnol™ may also help to replenish the skin's antioxidants, as well as potential improvements in the appearance on skin blemishes.
Verbasnol™ is one of the few antioxidants that thrives in an acidic environment, meaning it could do well as an internal beauty product or paired with acidic ingredients.