Clinical and instrumental evaluation of a food supplement in improving skin hydration

G. Primavera, E. Berardesca

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Abstract

Topically applied cosmetic products can be helpful in improving skin hydration. The study shows how oral supplementation could be helpful in improving and preventing the skin dehydration. A total of 32 healthy female volunteers entered the study. Of which, 16 were treated with a food supplement based on vegetable ceramides, amino acids, fish cartilage, antioxidants and essential fatty acids for 40 days and 16 with placebo. The results of the clinical and instrumental evaluations carried out in this study, have highlighted how the active treatment is effective in improving skin hydration and in reducing the cutaneous smoothness and roughness and the depth of furrows, in comparison to the placebo. In fact, concerning several important parameters, as stratum corneum hydration and skin roughness, the improvement measured exceeded 25%. We therefore suggest that a combination of treatments (oral and topical) can be more effective in improving skin hydration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

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Dietary Supplements
Hydration
Skin
Ceramides
Surface roughness
Placebos
Essential Fatty Acids
Cosmetics
Vegetables
Cartilage
Antioxidants
Dehydration
Fatty acids
Fish
Amino acids
Cornea
Healthy Volunteers
Fishes
Amino Acids
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Oral supplementation
  • Skin hydration
  • Skin roughness
  • Use test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Dermatology

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Clinical and instrumental evaluation of a food supplement in improving skin hydration. / Primavera, G.; Berardesca, E.

In: International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Vol. 27, No. 4, 08.2005, p. 199-204.

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