Hydroxyacetophenone is a powerful antioxidant and soothing agent. It’s an extremely effective free radical scavenger and can have synergystic effects with other antioxidants.
Its soothing abilities are achieved by inhibiting the enzyme COX-2, which is linked to signs of irritation in the skin. Also, it boosts the efficacy of preservatives in cosmetic formulations and supports overall mildness.
Hydroxyacetophenone is a phenolic antioxidant and nature-identical ingredient. While this is synthetically manufactured, it is also found in nature in Norwegan spruce trees.