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Superoxide Dismutase

Our database includes 175 products that contain Superoxide Dismutase.

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What it is



Superoxide Dismutase is found in all living cells. This ingredient is AKA as 'SOD'.

SOD is a strong antioxidant. It protects living cells against oxidative damage by breaking down radical molecules into regular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.

Antioxidants help fight free-radical molecules that may damage your skin's DNA. This may help with the signs of aging. Due to its antioxidant property, it is used to help treat chronic inflammation.

In cosmetics, SOD is usually obtained from marine phytoplankton, bovine liver, horseradish, cantaloupe, and certain bacteria.

The three major families of SOD include: Copper/Zinc, Iron/Manganese, and Nickel.

When eating SOD-rich foods, our bodies break it down into amino acids before absorption. Foods that contain SOD include: melons, citrus, spinach, broccoli, kale, almonds, sunflower seeds, and blue-green algae.

People also like: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin

Superoxide Dismutase is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.4% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

25 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Fine Lines • Wrinkles • Dullness

Where it's used

Superoxide Dismutase is most often found as ingredient number 23 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Superoxide Dismutase the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 80509
  • EC #:  232-943-0
  • All Functions: Antioxidant, Redu CI Ng, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.