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Ergothioneine(EGT)in skincare

Ergothioneine has many uses and is used in many skincare and cosmetic products. We are familiar with its role as an antioxidant and moisturizer, but have you ever heard of it as a sunscreen? In today’s article, we will discuss the specific effects of ergothioneine on the skin.

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Ergothioneine has several benefits for the skin, let’s take a look at them

Ergothioneine is a potent antioxidant that slows down the process of skin oxidation by neutralizing free radicals and reducing oxidative stress. This antioxidant action helps to protect our skin cells from damage caused by the external environment, such as UV rays and other harmful factors.

Ergothioneine helps to maintain the elasticity and radiance of the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by slowing down the cellular aging process. In addition, it reduces and even prevents protein glycation, further stopping the age-related loss of skin elasticity.

Collagen is an important protein that maintains the structure and strength of the skin. Ergothioneine stimulates the production of collagen in skin cells, thus helping to maintain skin firmness and elasticity.

Ergothioneine has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin inflammation and redness, and is soothing for sensitive skin or inflammatory skin problems. Especially in cases of excessive UV exposure or stress, ergothioneine can exert a significant anti-inflammatory effect.

Daily use of skin care products containing ergothioneine can also moisturize and prevent dry skin.


Ergothioneine enhances skin elasticity

Is that the end of it?

No, ergothioneine also has sun protection properties that 99% of people don’t know about!

Ergothioneine is able to absorb some of the UV rays, thus providing some sun protection and protecting the skin from UV rays. In the UV absorption range, ergothioneine has an absorption wavelength similar to that of DNA, which minimizes the formation of reactive oxygen species and protects cells from radiation damage.


As a skin care product, can it be used for a long time?

Ergothioneine can be used for a short period of time, but not for a long period of time due to the fact that it may irritate the skin and lead to thinning of the stratum corneum, which can lead to the development of sensitivities. Prolonged use may also irritate the skin and cause dryness.

What are the ingredients that have the same moisturizing effect as Ergothioneine?

•Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid): This is a powerful humectant that absorbs and locks in moisture, forming a protective and moisturizing layer that keeps the skin hydrated.

•Ceramide: This is a natural moisturizing factor that assists in building the sebaceous membrane and maintaining the skin’s lipid barrier to prevent moisture loss.

•Niacinamide: It helps to increase microcirculation in the dermis, reduces and prevents dullness and yellowing of the complexion, repairs the stratum corneum, and locks in deep water.


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