Pisum sativum (pea) extract
Pisum sativa (pea) extract is the Latin name for the garden pea. It has documented antioxidant ability thanks to its natural content of ellagic acid and beta-sitosterol, gallic acid, and quercetin. All of these antioxidants also reduce factors within skin that lead to redness and other signs of sensitivity.
When used in higher amounts in cosmetics, the starch portion of peas can help to thicken products; however, generally it’s used in much lower amounts for antioxidant and skin-calming benefit.
References for this information:
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 17, March 2017, ePublication
Pharmacognosy Review, January-June 2017, pages 39-42
British Journal of Nutrition, August 2012, Supplement, pages S3-S10
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