Linum Alpinum (Blue Flax) Plant Extract

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An anti-inflammatory active ingredient extracted from the Swiss alpine blue flax plant to soothe irritated, sensitive skin. It helps calm visible effects of harsh treatments, such as peels, and neutralises the appearance of redness related to inflammatory issues.  To achieve this, it reduces skin inflammation reactions by decreasing the production of ICAM-1.

ICAM-1, or Intercellular adhesion molecule-1, is a gene in the body that plays a role in the development of inflammation and potentially the growth of certain types of cancers.1 The expression of ICAM-1 can be significantly increased in the presence of oxidative stress.2 So, as this blue flax extract inhibits ICAM-1, it in turn protects from the negative influence of oxidative stress in the skin.

[1] Frank PG, Lisanti MP. ICAM-1: role in inflammation and in the regulation of vascular permeability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008;295(3):H926–H927. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00779.2008
[2] Ksia̧żek, K., Mikuła‐Pietrasik, J., Catar, R., Dworacki, G., Winckiewicz, M., Frydrychowicz, M., Dragun, D., Staniszewski, R., Jörres, A. and Witowski, J. (2010), Oxidative stress‐dependent increase in ICAM‐1 expression promotes adhesion of colorectal and pancreatic cancers to the senescent peritoneal mesothelium. Int. J. Cancer, 127: 293-303. doi:10.1002/ijc.25036


Products with Blue Flax Extract

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