* An antioxidant and skin-whitening ingredient
Little scientific information is available regarding Tetrahydrocurcumin, a spice derived from Indian turmeric
. Most information regarding Tetrahydrocurcumin's topical use was found in patents for skin-whitening products. According to a patent filed by Avon
, this ingredient has superior skin-whitening abilities. According to a website explaining the effects and research of tetrahydrocurcuminoids
, Tetrahydrocurcumin was shown to result "in the significant neutralization of free radicals," and yielded better results than other compounds in the tested group. It also had the strongest antioxidant activity among all curcuminoids, and showed anti-inflammatory potential.
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
The Cosmetics Database
has not evaluated Tetrahydrocurcumin, although it does note that it has no known hazards in other evaluations of products containing this ingredient in their formulas. No studies were found that noted specific side effects related to Tetrahydrocurcumin.
Recommended Products w/ Tetrahydrocurcumin:
Osmotics Age Defense Barrier Repair Body Silk