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Allium Cepa Bulb Extract

Also-called-like-this: Onion Bulb Extract

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You probably meet this guy more often in your kitchen than in the bathroom, but yes, onion extract is also used as a skincare ingredient. Its major skin benefit seems to be that it can improve the cosmetic appearance of postsurgical scars (there is also a scar-fading gel called Mederma, that has hardly anything else in it but onion extract). 

We also saw some manufacturer claims that onion is not only a scar healer, but it has also antibacterial and antifungal activity, it can help to reduce acne and stimulate hair growth

Show me some proof

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Draelos, Zoe Diana, Volume 7 (2) - Jun 1, 2008, The ability of onion extract gel to improve the cosmetic appearance of postsurgical scars
  • Draelos, Zoe D., Leslie Baumann, and Alan B. Fleischer. "A new proprietary onion extract gel improves the appearance of new scars: a randomized, controlled, blinded-investigator study." The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology 5.6 (2012): 18.

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