Hydroxytyrosol is a phenolic compound that can be obtained from olive oil and olive oil processing wastewater. Hydroxytyrosol can be used as a new ingredient in skin care, mainly used in cosmetics, medicine, health care, food, and other fields. Because of its various biological activities and pharmacological effects, it has been widely used in the production of products in many industries.
Due to our contact with the outside world, our skin will constantly produce free radicals, damage the cell structure, can also cause cell apoptosis, and even appear dull skin, allergies, and other phenomena. So how do you get rid of free radicals? Hydroxytyrosol is a kind of compound that can scavenge free radicals, which has a good effect on scavenging free radicals. Its antioxidant capacity is not only higher than vitamin C but also higher than anthocyanin. At the same time, hydroxytyrosol can also absorb and decompose ultraviolet rays, protect the skin from ultraviolet damage, clear oxygen-free radicals in the body to a certain extent, and repair skin damage caused by oxidation. Therefore, hydroxytyrosol can be used as an important raw material for skin care products.