Polyphenols are found in oils and other botanical ingredients in three major ways – flavonoids, lignans, and tannins. They are the structural backbone for most anti-oxidants found in plants, and we can use them in our creations to offer some awesome benefits. Each one will offer different benefits – tannins will feel astringent, for example. Polyphenols show up in most of the botanically based ingredients we use in lotion making – hydrosols, essential oils, carrier oils, butters, and so on.

Read more about polyphenols in this post!

And read more about the chemistry of polyphenols in this post!