An "use test" to evaluate the efficacy of oral fish cartilage polysaccharides in the treatment of photoaging

L. Rigano, C. Rona, A. Bonfigli, F. Scalise, F. Distante, Enzo Berardesca

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Abstract

Topically applied cosmetic products can be helpful in improving aged skin condition. The study shows how oral fish cartilage food supplementation can be helpful in improving the treatment of aging skin. 30 healthy women with signs of skin ageing entered the study. 15 were treated with a food supplement based on polysaccharides derived from fish cartilage and a natural mix of antioxidants for 2 months and 15 with a placebo. Clinical evaluation as well as macrophotographic documentation was taken in order to monitor product effects. Parameters considered were: dryness, skin tone, age spots, fine lines. The results showed statistically significant improvement in the active treated group as compared to the placebo. In particular, fine lines (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Cosmetology
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001

Keywords

  • Clinical pictures
  • Fish cartilage
  • Skin ageing
  • Use test
  • Wrinkles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Rigano, L., Rona, C., Bonfigli, A., Scalise, F., Distante, F., & Berardesca, E. (2001). An "use test" to evaluate the efficacy of oral fish cartilage polysaccharides in the treatment of photoaging. Journal of Applied Cosmetology, 19(3), 75-81.