13 09 querctin ingredient anti aging oak 1Heard of this buzzy anti-aging ingredient? Here’s what it does.

We’ve been wondering what the latest trendy ingredient called quercetin is and how it benefits our skin.

We asked Lena Korres, Brand Development Director at Korres—a brand that maintains a happy balance between using natural ingredients and keeping mainstream consumers demands in mind—for information on this au courant ingredient.

Korres tells us that quercetin is “one of nature’s strongest flavonoids and a natural alternative to retinol,” derived from various parts of oak trees, including the bark and leaves. It also naturally occurs in a wide range of fruits and vegetables. This flavonoid has antioxidant properties and can actually help reverse the signs of aging. “The fact that oak is one of the trees that stands out for their longevity tells us that there is a natural defense mechanism [in quercetin] is worth looking into,” explains Korres.

Quercetin activates “proteasome” (protein complexes in our skin cells), which help to prolong the lifespan of these skin cells through regeneration, while restoring vitality to your skin. The result for us” better hydration, elasticity, depth, radiance, and smoothness while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration. Since the ingredient is also a natural plant derivative plant, it’s safe to use quercetin-infused products regularly with minimal likelihood of negative side effects.

Get your quercetin fix with Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Face Serum, $64, available at select Shoppers Drug Mart.

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