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Abstract

β-Carotene is known to have antioxidant activity, the ability to scavenge free radicals and reduce oxidative stress that occurs in the body. However, researchers have paid a little attention to the potential of β-Carotene as an anti-aging agent. The aim of this study was to describe the potential of β-Carotene from natural sources as anti-aging agent via antioxidant mechanism. Literature study was conducted on 28 publications associated with natural sources of β-Carotene, mechanism of anti-aging and antioxidant in the body. The results showed that the best antioxidant activity of β-carotene in scavenging free radicals was at low concentrations while taking into account antioxidant activity, dose, and half-life. UV exposure and air pollution can be a source of free radicals that cause aging of the skin. High antioxidant activity of β-carotene has the potential as anti-aging agent in the form of a beauty serum to treat premature aging of the skin.

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Anti-aging Agent Antioxidant Premature Aging β-Carotene

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Nadhiya Nurfitra Rahmah, Nabilla Dira Tama, Nenis Rahma Wulandari, & Waras Nurcholis. (2021). Potential of β-carotene as anti-aging serum: A narrative review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(3), 1999-2004. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i3.4807