watercress extract

Plant Extracts , Antioxidants
There is a small amount of research showing that dietary intake of watercress can inhibit the proliferation of breast and other cancer cells (Sources: Journal of Applied Pharmacology, December 2005, pages 105–113; and Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, December 2004, pages 2485–2501). Research also indicates that watercress extracts can have antioxidant activity, but that information is limited (Source: Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology, July 2001, pages 392–399). However, it is important to note that this research was carried out either in vitro or as animal experiments, definitely not in skin-care products.

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