Skin Quality

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A collection of compounds that either have proven benefits to Skin Quality, or otherwise have convincing animal evidence to suggest that similar effects should be observed in humans.

These are not necessarily anti-acne compounds, although those that work via anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive mechanisms can theoretically benefit acne.



Suggested Supplements

Dosage: 0.5%na

0.5% of a topical solution of Boswellia Serrata has been implicated in improving elasticity and smoothness of the skin in 30 days, and has trended to show benefit to erythema and wrinkles. A decrease in sebum secretions was also significant, suggesting it may hold benefit for oily skin.



Dosage: 5g

Current animal evidence suggests that oral ingestion of 1% of the diet as Silk Amino Acids is able to increase moisture content of the skin (with 5g oral SAAs being an estimated human dose) and shows similar effects when the bioactive component, Sericin, is applied topically to humans.



Dosage: 7.5mg

7.5mg/kg or, if not wanting to measure out in relation to bodyweight, 480-1600mg total supplement; 0.1% content of a topical application also works.

Polypdium Leucotomos (Fernblock, Heliocare) is sometimes referred to as a herbal sunblock, and it does have some evidence that it can reduce the rate of which skin reddens and attenuate how much oxidative and genomic damage occurs in a skin cells in response to UV(B) rays.

The actual benefit it gives to the skin without UV(B) exposure is not well known, but it does appear to be quite protective; moderate level of evidence, since many human studies are not blinded.



Dosage: 3g

3g of Panax Ginseng, preferably as Korean Red Ginseng, may confer wrinkle protection (in older individuals) and enhance water content of the skin when taken orally.



Dosage: 0.02%na

A low concentration of creatine in facial cream is able to tighten skin over a period of six weeks, and in vitro it appears to potently promote collagen synthesis when topically applied. Higher doses are untested, but may be more effective.



Dosage: 5%na

5% phylloquinone in facial cream (menaquinones not yet tested) appears to reduce skin reddening based on preliminary evidence. This is included in the skin quality list as this is not a common attribute supplements have.



Tags

skin, quality, softness, moisture, tightness, tight, elastic, elasticity, firmness


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