Opextan® is an innovative olive fruit extract. Its characteristic ingredient, among other polyphenols, is verbascoside, a potent free radical scavenger. Opextan® has been demonstrated to reduce skin sensitivity to UV irradiation, to reduce lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress. It may be used both orally and topically, for a novel approach to beauty. Olive is the symbol of the Mediterranean culture, and epidemiological studies have since long suggested the suppoertive properties of olives and olive oil with respect to human health.
Olea europaea L.
≥10.0% of total polyphenols by spectrophotometry
≥2.0% ≤3.5 of verbascoside by HPLC
≥4.5% of hydroxytyrosol and its derivates by HPLC
The ingredient described is offered for consideration for use in cosmetics products. The information provided describes historical use, ingredient activity and other information that may be relevant to their use in such products. How each ingredient would contribute to a particular product would be formulation specific.