What it is
Ginkgo Biloba is an extract derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba plant.
What it does
Ginkgo Biloba contains high amount of quercetin, a strong antioxidant. Therefore, it has antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals, but can’t reduce or get rid of wrinkles that have already formed.
In addition, Ginko Biloba has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe skin and is beneficial for those that have irritations, redness and skin conditions like eczema and acne.
Ginkgo Biloba also improves blood circulation and for this reason, it is often used in anti-cellulite creams. However, there is no proof that improving blood circulation has any effects on cellulite.
Finally, it can increase skin’s moisture content.
Ginkgo Biloba is generally considered to be safe. But taking Ginkgo orally can increase bruising from Botox and other filler injections.
(Sources: International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2010 and Phytotherapy Research, December 2011, pages 1,854-1,8)
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