A new skin serum containing the plant extract Oregon Grape Root and caffeine can help improve the symptoms of psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a recurrent skin condition that affects around 2% of the UK population. It is caused by an acceleration of skin cell production. Normally a skin cell matures in 21-28 days. Psoriatic cells, however, turn over in 2-3 days and in such profusion that the live cells reach the surface and accumulate with the dead cells still in visible layers (hence the plaques).
The condition manifests itself as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It can occur on any part of the body although elbows, knees and the scalp are usual sites. It can also occur in the nails and is most common in toe nails. If left untreated psoriasis can get into the joints and cause psoriasis-related arthritis.
What is our caffeine enriched Oregon skin serum?
Caffeine enriched Oregon skin serum is an intensive serum containing caffeine and Oregon Grape Root (OGR).
What’s the evidence that caffeine and Oregon Grape Root works for psoriasis?
Published research from Department of Dermatology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that applying caffeine directly to psoriatic skin helped reduce symptoms. The Iranian scientists found that application of a cream containing 10% caffeine three times a day for 8 weeks was notably more effective at reducing symptoms than the placebo cream.
OGR is a native plant of North Americaand has been extensively examined as a treatment for psoriasis in several published studies. These studies have found that compounds isolated from extracts of OGR possess inhibitory activity against Lipoxygenase (an enzyme involved in psoriatic skin cell production).
At the cellular level, OGR has been shown to guard against accelerated activity during the process of keratinocytes (skin cell production).
How quickly does caffiene enriched Oregon skin serum work?
The skin serum is meant for small but very sore patches of skin and our Skin Shop customer and tester found symptoms began to improve after just a few days using the serum twice daily. After two weeks the sore patches were 60% less sore, 80% less open and weeping and 50% smaller in diameter.
Caffiene enriched Oregon skin serum costs £14.95 for 50ml. Click here for more details