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Sweet chestnut

Sweet chestnut

Castanea sativa

Sweet chestnuts come from the widely cultivated Castanea sativa tree and are often enjoyed as a simple snack, roasted whole. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the sweet tasting nut contains a number of compounds with antioxidant properties that help to provide skin-protecting benefits. In beauty products, the chestnut’s flavonoid and tannin content also lend it toning and astringent properties, helping skin to feel fresh and toned.

Key Benefits

  • Antioxidant compounds protect the skin from free radicals and help to keep skin looking good.

  • Toning and astringent, thanks to the chestnut’s flavonoids and tannins content.

Active antioxidant compounds such as rutin and quercitrin help to prevent oxidative stress and thereby slow down the ageing process.

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