While tomatoes symbolize summer, they are one of our fave LINNÉ ingredients year round.
We use an extract of tomato skin in our RENEW serum as it is an amazing source of the carotenoid lycopene. This extremely powerful antioxidant provides numerous benefits to the skin. It is known to provide unparalleled anti-aging properties, improve skin hydration, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, combat the harmful effects of UV rays, protect against environmental contaminants, and regenerate the skin to create a more youthful appearance.
Extensive research on the topical use of lycopene shows that it may be able to work against age-causing free radicals, and accelerate the metabolic and cellular functions related to growth and repair of the skin. Furthermore, its application can strengthen the skin. Lycopene has properties that enable it to inhibit enzymes involved in the destruction of collagen, thus enabling it to protect skin health and texture.
Beyond topical applications lycopene is known to improve heart health and lower the risk of certain types of cancer. If you aren’t a tomato lover you can also find it in red and pink foods like peppers, watermelon, cherries, cabbage, guava and grapefruit. It’s always a good time to enjoy lycopene rich foods and RENEW, a veritable year-long skin aid, is especially valuable in these sunny summer months.