Achiote: What can the antioxidant active ingredient do?

Achiote: Was kann der anti-oxidativer Wirkstoff?

The application of achiote in the skin care

Based on new evidence, using achiote in skincare like our Boosting Bar Achiote is a smart choice. The active ingredient contributes to:

  1. Protecting the skin: The antioxidant properties protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stress

  2. Give a radiant complexion: The natural pigments promote an even and radiant complexion

  3. Moisturizing: Properly formulated, Achiote moisturizes and keeps skin smooth

  4. Anti-aging: Thanks to the protection against oxidative stress and the support of the skin regeneration process, Achiote helps to reduce signs of premature aging

What Studies Say:
A growing number of studies suggest that achiote has significant skin health benefits. In particular, their content of natural bixin and norbixin as well as vitamin E is associated with an enormous antioxidant effect that can have a positive effect on the skin and skin aging.

Natural pigments for a radiant complexion
A study published in 2017 entitled Achiote (Bixa orellana L.): A Natural Source of Pigment and Vitamin E (Epub 2017 Mar 16) examined the bioactive compounds of achiote. It was found that achiote is rich in carotenoids. These help to promote a radiant complexion and improve the complexion. In addition to the antioxidant effects, the natural dye helps to even out skin tone and protect the skin from harmful effects such as free radicals.

Bixin and Norbixin in Achiote:

Other studies ( Source 1, Source 2 ) showed in particular the positive properties of Bixin and Norbixin:

  • Bixin: A natural carotenoid that gives achiote its distinctive orange color
  • Norbixin: A derivative of bixin, also found in achiote and known for its antioxidant properties

Positive effects on the skin:
The carotenoids bixin and norbixin act as natural pigments responsible for the color of fruits and vegetables.
The use of achiote extracts can thus help promote a radiant complexion as these pigments balance the skin's natural colour.
Norbixin, possesses antioxidant properties that protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.
In addition, achiote is a natural source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that can protect the skin from oxidative stress and promote skin health.

The combination of natural pigments, vitamin E and antioxidant properties supports the protection of the skin against environmental pollution and premature skin aging and makes achiote a great, natural power ingredient in cosmetic products.

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