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Quinine

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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Quercetin

  • Scientific Name : Quercetin
  • History : Used historically for home remedies.
    Component : Active compounds include flavonols, a subclass of favonoids. Exists in the form of glycosides with quercetin-3-rutinoside. Found in fruits and veg like apples, onions, and other plant and species. Also found in wine.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties.
    Also scavenges oxygen radicals, protection against lipid peroxidation and prevents the free radical chain reation which helps slow aging. Helpful in prevention of UV stressed skin aging - prevents photooxidative damage caused by deep penetration of UVA. Quercetin helps to reduce stress on the skin from UVB induced oxidation.
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  • Common Applications : Creams, face masks and lip balms, acne solutions, sun screens. Used for medicinal effects. 
Quillaja
  • Scientific Name : Quillaja saponaria
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate dermatitis.
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Red Clover

  • Scientific Name : Trifolium pratense
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate psoriasis. Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Rice Bran Wax
  • Scientific Name : Oriza Sativa wax
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  • Component : Composed of fatty esters with C22 and C24 fatty acids and C24-C40 fatty alcohols. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Melting point of 75-80 degrees Celcius. Similar physical properties to carnuaba wax.
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Rosemary
  • Scientific Name : Rosmarinus officinalis
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  • Component : Flavonoids, triterpenes (ursolic acid) various antioxidants in particular phenolic deterpenes: carnosal and carnosic acid represents over 90% of the antioxidant properties of rosemary extract. They scavenge lipid free radicals- enabling the reduction of lipid peroxidation and inhibits oxidative damages to skin surface lipids. Carnosic acid also has photoprotective potential. Also includes caffeic and rosmarinic acids. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antimicrobial, aniviral, antioxidant effects. Has anti-inflammation properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Not recommended for pregnancy and can mildly irritate skin. 
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Rue
  • Scientific Name : Ruta graveolens
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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