Tannic Acid - A breakthrough antioxidant


A breakthrough antioxidant

Where does the tannic acid come from?

Tannic acid is a polyphenol of the family of tannins. It is present in many plants, especially oak bark, yew or Tynanthus panurensis. It is found in all parts of the plant, seeds, gall, cones and woods.

Tannic acid is present in high concentration in the bark and the wood of Sequoia to protect it from diseases, parasites and fungi, this explains its exceptional lifespan: some sequoia specimens may well exceed 3,000 years.

Although many trees contain some tannin, the high content in Sequoias and its cinnamon colour is the reason why the latter are often called “Redwoods”.

How did Alfred Marchal discover the tannic acid?

By analysing hundreds of polyphenols issued from nature and screening hose who had protective capacity superior to reference antioxidants, Alfred Marchal realized that tannic acid is highly efficient in anti-aging and anti-pollution treatments, with the many outstanding properties:

  • Protective capacity superior to reference antioxidants
  • Protects the endothelium of blood vessels, which explains his efficiency to treat bruises and redness
  • Inhibits degradation of collagen
  • Effective against skin tumors
  • Inhibits advanced glycation
  • Antifungal and antibacterial activities
  • It inhibits Fenton Reaction by complexing Fe3+


What is unique in Alphascience use of tannic acid?


As most polyphenols and antioxidants, Tannic acid is highly unstable.

For the first time, Alphascience managed to stabilize tannic acid and use it in high concentration in its formulations to protect, restore and maintain the integrity of skin cells for exceptional protective results.

Tannic Acid is highly synergistic with Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and empowers its antioxidant activity.

Alphascience is the only company in the world to master the manufacturing process to achieve the right chemical interaction between the Tannic Acid and Vitamin C and make the most of their unique anti- aging and anti-pollution properties.



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