Our Skin is a very important part of our health and beauty. As the largest organ of the body , skin plays important barrier and immune functions, Oxidative stress in skin plays a major role in the aging process. Aging is essentially influenced by extrinsic factors, especially sun exposure. Indeed UV exposure seems to be responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs. Aging signs can be as follows :
- Lack of firmness of cutaneous tissues (Sagging)
- Pigmentation (Dark circles)
During a lifetime, skin will change in appearance and structure not only because of age advancement and internal factors but also due to several external factors such as
- Sun and ultraviolet exposure
- High levels of pollution
- Lifestyle factors like junk food stress, tobacco, illness, or that have important and obvious effects on skin aging.
Skin is directly exposed to many stress factors .Lubdha contains Asparagus Racemosus ,Withania Somnifera , Ocium Sanctum and Tinospora Cordifolia. All the ingredients of Lubdha help as supportive to reduce stress and hence protect skin health. Decreased activity of Superoxide dismutase (SOD) , Catalase (CAT) , Glutathione peroxidase (GPX) leads to accumulation of toxic oxidative free radicals and resulting in aging and also skin aging.
Administration of active principles of Withania Somnifera (Lubdha contains Withania Somnifera) was found to increase
- Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
- Catalase (CAT)
Glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity in rat brain frontal cortex and striatum.