Scientifically Natural Body Care

The Role of Polyphenols for Healthier Skin And Where To Find Them

We all must be aware of how strong ultraviolet radiation from the sun can be inimical to our skin, with lots of laboratories, clinical and epidemiological studies confirming the fact. Still, we can’t ignore or escape those rays- as a complete shun means a deficiency in Vitamin D. This otherwise means that sunburns can sometimes be a mundane hassle.

It is where a hot topic ingredient comes into the picture popularly tagged as polyphenols that can stabilize the aftermath from the sun damage done to your skin. Haven’t heard of this term anytime before? Don’t worry; through this topic, we’ll explain how these potent compounds can be instrumental for your skincare, and which foods possess them. But first, let us have more insight into them and what are they!

What are Polyphenols and their benefits?

Polyphenols- classes of antioxidants-are plant-based compounds, which you can find in astringent foods such as spices, fruits, dark chocolate, and red wine. Tannins, ellagic acid, anthocyanins, quercetin are a few examples of this antioxidant family.

Typically, these polyphenols safeguard plants from the damaging UV rays of the sun. So, when you take foods- jammed with polyphenols, consequently, it protects your cells from radical damage to withstand illnesses like cancer, heart diseases- making you live longer.

How Polyphenols Protect Our Skin?

The human body encounters free radicals in the environment through various sources such as pollution, sunlight, pesticides, radiation, and many more. These radicals are unstable atoms that lack electrons and seek to bond with other stable atoms. While pairing with others, it can cause destabilization in other atoms- leading to a chain reaction.

Exorbitant numbers in free radicals can lead to conditions, including inflammation and pre-aging. Polyphenols have the ability to neutralize the effects of these harmful atoms and can reverse signs of aging like sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Another way of saying that- these compounds can help repair and rejuvenate your skin. That’s why polyphenols are a must not only in your skincare arsenal but also in your food.

Brighten Up Your Diet with Polyphenols

Let’s analyze the “power of oranges”. They are citric along with they are power-packed with vitamin C. Moreover, you can get the daily recommended intake of vitamin C by eating just “˜one orange’ Whoa! It’s quite a lot. This angelic ingredient is a blessing for those who are suffering from acne, dark spots, dullness, and fine lines. How? It is full of “˜antibacterial’ and “˜antimicrobial’ properties. This means it not only going to brighten and balance the skin tone but also do a fab job of maintaining cellular levels. Another stellar property of this zestful ingredient; it carries antioxidants in the form of vitamin C which is the most recommended compound by the Derms for any skin concerns. What’s more? Just check your products in beauty ritual and most likely you will see orange extract in the ingredient list.

Thus, we can say vitamin C is a leader that needs no introduction when it comes to skincare. Moreover, this vital substance is highly crucial in maintaining skin health as it boosts collagen production, protect skin from free radicals as well as repair the damaged tissues. With that said, we know this refreshing fruit is packed with natural oils aka citrus oils. However, you may be pondering on a few questions like can citrus oil sensitize the skin? Can you add this to your summertime skin care regime? Let’s find out the perfect resolution. Plus how can you add this powerful plant ingredient smartly into the regime to reap its ultimate benefits:

Formula #1

A big No! No! To citrus oil in undiluted form, as it has strong astringent property and can get activated under direct sunlight which can cause sunburns. And, eventually can lead to redness, acne, and irritation on the skin.

Best Way: Add vitamin C infused product into your summer daycare regime such as St.Botanica Vitamin C SPF75 Dry-Touch Sunscreen. This sunscreen is enriched with heavy antioxidants such as retinol, Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and Vitamin E. And, Mother Nature ingredients extract like green tea and cucumber for everlasting youthful skin. Get the sun-kissed glow instantly!

Formula #2

Yes, it’s safe to use vitamin C enrich products then the direct application on the skin but there is a catch here! In some cases, vitamin C products can also be risky if exposed to the direct heat of the sun. So, to avoid any sun damage it’s highly suggested to hop on the sunscreen bandwagon first then any other beauty products. It’s safe to slather some high-quality SPF sunscreen before stepping out.

Best Way: Sunscreen with the highest SPF can shield your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays. Check out St. Botanica Vitamin C Skin Secret Packs; A complete combo for all skin types. The perfect amalgamation of antioxidants, vitamins, active botanicals, and earth-derived natural ingredients can be an exemplary gift for your skin. Do you love little furry friends? We too! No products are tested on any animals. Add this combo into your beauty armory.

Formula #3

Say hello to radiant skin with a DIY orange peel face mask. Who doesn’t love DIY masks? They are hot trending subjects in beauty circles. So, you need some sundried orange peel (2 teaspoons), oatmeal (1 teaspoon), and baking soda (1 teaspoon). Mix the entire ingredients in a bowl and add some h2O until a thick paste is ready. With clean fingertips massage the paste on the face; wait for 15 minutes and finally rinse it off with normal water. All you have is clean moisturized skin. Is it too many ingredients? Looking for something handy, then read along.

Best Way: St.Botanica Vitamin C brightening Peel off Mask; packed with the goodness of Mother Nature this mask is to take care of all your skin requirements. Soft, smooth, dewy, glossy, hydrated, luminous, radiant, or refreshed- you name it and you have it in this mask. “Sodium ascorbyl phosphate” is the most stable and effective form of vitamin C infused in this mask by St.Botanica, making it the first choice of beauty lovers and standing out among competitors.


The new fave ingredient making it way fast in the skincare industry and we all love this substance it’s our very own “˜Beloved coffee’. And, skin benefits of this potent caffeine are like reducing redness, fight free radicals, lessen puffiness, and lower Hyperpigmentation. Coffee is loaded with polyphenols that are known for their ability to combat free radicals. The perfect way to bang your A.M. routine is by using coffee infused and inspired products. Time to sip in!

Robusta Coffee Peel Off Mask ““ This galvanizes mask is for avid coffee lovers because too much off coffee cups and lack of proper moisture can make skin dry and flaky which will result in early aging. The St.Botanica Robusta Coffee Peel-off Mask is designed with pure Robusta coffee seed powder, aromatic cocoa butter, and caffeine to save your skin. Skin brightening ingredients like lemon peel extract and licorice extract are packed in the mask with some super hydration ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin B3 to give an extra shot of vitality to your skin!

Colombian Supremo Coffee Body Scrub ““ It’s time to say Bye! Bye! To dryness and greet the body with bang hydration – Use St.Botanica Colombian Supremo Coffee Body Scrub, the exciting product made with earth-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Orange peel extract, Vitamin B3 and of course “˜Colombian Coffee Seed Powder’ to leave your skin firmer and smoother. Daily use of the scrub is guaranteed to give long-lasting hydration as well as help in getting rid of blackheads and dead skin cells. You will instantly fall in love with the aroma of the scrub!


Proclaimed as a superfood in the past few years “˜Pomegranate’ has gained popularity due to its health and skin benefits. The name is derived from Middle French- “pomme garnete” and “apple of Grenada” as in early English. This red fruit is rich in polyphenols like ellagic acid and anthocyanins. And, because of these ingredients, only this ruby-red fruit is so effective in fighting free radicals, detoxifying, and repair dermis from environmental aggressors. Additionally, the topical application of it boosts cell production which will help in revealing glowing skin. Let’s explore some pomegranate infused products!

Pomegranate Radiant Glow Firming Serum

Are you looking for that “˜one product’ which helps you in fighting early signs of aging, dullness, uneven skin tone, visible pores, or dark spots- then put a stop to your search. Here is St.Botanica Pomegranate Radiant Glow Firming Serum which is artfully formulated with plant-based substance i.e. Pomegranate extract and Strawberry to rejuvenate your skin feel. The collagen-boosting ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B3, C, and E in this serum abet in visible signs of aging as well as gives smooth, silky, and soft skin without any irritation.

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