1. Skin Whitening
Experiments show that Paeonol can effectively improve cognitive impairment and neurofunctional lesions, which indicates that Paeonol is able to scavenge free radicals. Also it can regulate the activity of antioxidant enzymes and the related enzymes to clear oxygen free radicals inside cells and block the production of melanin. At the same time, Paeonol is a mixed-type inhibitor of tyrosinase, which inhibits the activity of the enzyme. It can be seen that Paeonol has a good therapeutic effect on pigmentation problems. In addition, Paeonol can excert better whitening effect compounding with other tyrosinase inhibitors such as VC or tea polyphenol.
Paeonol can absorb significantly ultraviolet light of 274nm, 291nm and 31 nm, so it can be applied as a sunscreen.
3. Anti-bacteria and anti-inflammation
Paeonol has strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Candida tropicalis. It can prevent and control infectious diseases induced by various pathogenic microorganisms. Therefore, it can be used to repair skin problems such as acne, eczema, and itchy skin. The anti-inflammatory effect of Paeonol can also be used in tooth care products.