Quercetin

It’s no news that antioxidants are fantastic for our skin, and the most commonly known ones include Vitamin C, ferulic acid and vitamin E. Quercetin is less well studied, but worth learning about. 

Quercetin is a flavonoid found in many plants, fruits and vegetables. It’s an antioxidant, meaning when used topically it helps protect the skin from environmental damage, like UV damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s been shown in studies to reduce signs of inflammation such as redness and puffiness.

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Dr-Julia-Rhodes

Spotlight on Skin was created by award-winning Melbourne-based dermatologist, Dr Julia Rhodes.

Julia knows first-hand how overwhelming the skincare world can be, and that’s with over 10 years of experience practicing dermatology. Given that even she gets overwhelmed, she appreciates how hard it can be for those of you without a scientific background to make sense of all the information available, and choose products that are right for your skin…