How Chebula is a Jack Of All Trades Skin Ingredient

Chebula All-Star Ingredient
This ingredient is great for skin care.
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Chebula ranked as one of the top 2023 skin care trends with a 922% increase in search volume on Google. This Ayurvedic ingredient is a powerful antioxidant when it comes to being formulated into skin care.

Chebula, also called terminalia chebula, has been said to help in reducing the appearance of fine lines, evening skin tone, smoothing skin, brightening and firming. Let's break down each of these benefits and how this ingredient works. 

Skin Benefits

Starting off with reducing fine line and wrinkles, the powerful antioxidant qualities of this ingredient play a huge factor in this. The antioxidant activity level in chebula, allows it to scavenge more free radicals and for a longer duration of time.1 It's ability to provide strong hydration to the skin is what helps this ingredient deliver brightening benefits. 

Another amazing benefit this ingredient delivers is helping to reduce photoaging caused by UVA and UVB damage. It was found that "T. chebula extract reduced the UVB-induced MMP-1 and MMP-13 expression," while also creating more collagen in the skin.2

"Chebula emerges as a promising ingredient for shielding the skin against the harmful effects of pollution and blue light exposure. Its powerful ability to reduce oxidative and inflammatory stress while repairing the skin barrier makes it an excellent candidate for enhancing overall skin appearance. - XYZ, Free+True

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In The Spa

With the myriad of benefits it offers, chebula can be found in a wide range of skin care products. Free+True use this magical ingredient in their Resent Barrier Cream, where chebula is specifically utilized for its revitalizing and strengthening benefits. It works alongside rose of jericho and niacinamide to hydrate, calm, refresh and balance the skin.

PCA Skin takes advantage of chebula's age management qualities in its Intensive Age Refining Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol. This product combines retinol and chebula to address signs of aging while delivering antioxidant benefits to the skin.

Shabooya on Chebula

It's safe to say this is an ingredient you don't want to miss out on. Between its many skin benefits and its versatility of being used in skin care products, this ingredient has a lot to offer. 


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