Wild Yam Diosgenin contains isoflavones capable of exerting estrogen-like effects. In addition to providing anti-aging benefits to women during menopause, this ingredient also has antioxidant properties.
How to use it
Beginner: Add a quarter of a tube to your favorite base cream.
Advanced: This ingredient is recommended for use at up to 0.25% in formulations. This ingredient can be dissolved in ethanol (80 mg/ml at room temperature). For best results, add the solution to a cream at room temperature.
Store in a cool, dark environment for best results.
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Leger, D. Y.; Liagre, B.; Corbiere, C.; Cook-Moreau, J.; Beneytout, J.-L. (2004) Diosgenin induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in HEL cells with increase in intracellular calcium level, activation of cPLA2 and COX-2 overexpression. International Journal of Oncology, 25 : 555-562.Rocquet, C. and Bonté, F. (2002) "Molecular aspects of skin ageing - recent data". Acta Dermatovenereologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica. Vol 11, No 3.
For Topical Use Only, Not Intended for Consumption.
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