New research has found that a fat extract can help reduce wrinkles on the skin.
4 July, 2008 – 14:34
The research, carried out by Jin Ho Chung and colleagues and published in the June edition of the Journal of Lipid Research, found that topical application of a naturally occurring fat molecules taken from soybeans have the potential to slow down skin aging, whether through natural causes or damage. The specific fat molecule in soybeans is phosphatidylserine (PS), and researchers applied a 2% PS solution to small areas of the buttock in both young and old volunteers; the young skin was subsequently given a dose of UV-radiation to simulate sun damage. In both natural and UV-induced aging, PS treatment prevented collagen reduction when compared to no treatment.
While larger and longer trials are needed to confirm any therapeutic benefits, these initial findings suggest topical PA application might be a simple and natural way to slow down the biological elements underlying wrinkling.