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Borago Officinalis Leaf Extract

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Also-called-like-this: Borage Leaf Extract
What-it-does: antioxidant

Details

When it comes to borage and skincare, the seed oil is the one that's usually mentioned thanks to its uniquely high gamma-linolenic acid content.

But the leaves are not useless either: they contain great antioxidant compounds, like polyphenols and flavonoids and show significant free-radical scavenging activity (though much less than vitamin C and similar to the synthetic antioxidant, BHT). 

Show me some proof

  • Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 5 December 2014, Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Borago officinalis L. leaf extract growing in Algeria