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Quercetin is a polyphenol flavonoid and has antioxidant, skin soothing and restorative properties.

What are the benefits?

It has antioxidant, skin soothing and restorative properties. 

Studies have shown that a lipid-based delivery system is best for quercetin's antioxidant benefits. This type of formula produces an initial burst of quercetin accompanied by a 24-hour timed release. 

A study also found that adding quercetin to sunscreens helped stabilise the otherwise unstable chemical UV filters avobenzone and octinoxate against degradation – and it performed better than traditional stabilisers like octocrylene and vitamin E.

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