SunActin is an organic sunflower shoot extract that has been combined with natural vitamin E in a nanoemulsion. SunActin protects the skin against oxidative stress and complements the protective effect of sunscreens.
Several studies have shown the capacity of SunActin to inhibit the production of the MMPs that are responsible for the degradation of major skin components and boost the protective effect of sunscreens while neutralizing their oxidant effect.
Reduction of sunburn cell formation in skin explants
Down-regulation of MMP-3
Neutralization of the oxidant effect of sunscreens
SPF boosting effect
In vivo study
In vitro study
- Boosts protective effect of sunscreens
- Enhances the skin’s defense capacity
- Prevents formation of sunburn cells
- Reduces aging, even at cellular level
- Protects skin from UV induced oxidative stress
The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a perennial flowering plant that is native to North America. It is cultivated in temperate regions as a food crop and ornamental plant. The sunflower is a symbol for energy and perfection because of its symmetry and longevity. The sprouts of this fast growing plant have the highest concentration of phytonutrients, the compounds in plants that are known for their health promoting properties.
INCI (EU/PCPC) Declaration
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract (and) Tocopherols (and) Glycerin (and) Lecithin (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Aqua / Water
Recommended Use Level
2 – 5 %