The New Antioxidants - Part 1 | Ginkgo Nut Extract

Craig Kraffert, MD

Dermascope features Dr. Kraffert’s byline article on Ginkgo Nut Extract in the June issue, as part of his three-part series on “The New Antioxidants” found in Amarte products. Credited as board certified dermatologist and president of Amarte, he writes “Some of the more new, interesting antioxidants consist primarily of plant extracts containing bioactive molecules that often extend beyond antioxidant benefits to include anti-inflammatory and even potential anti-cancer effects.” 

He explains the heritage of Ginkgo nut and ginkgo leaf by way of the Donguibogam, and that, as “an INCI ingredient, ginkgo nut extract is an extract from Korea that … appears to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and aid in fibroblast production of collagen and elastin thus, exerting protective effects on blood vessels.”  This article echoes how Amarte is pioneering the use of this ingredient.

Dermascope Cover June 2014

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