Studies related to Skin Quality and Astaxanthin

Cosmetic Benefits Of Astaxanthin On Humans Subjects

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 66
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
Two studies were conducted with either oral ingestion of astaxanthin (3mg with meals) or topical application of astaxanthin where a cream contains 5% of an astaxanthin containing oil; due to the oil containing only 0.094% astaxanthin, the ultimate concentration was 78.9µM.

Skin elasticity in the cheek and crows feet (side of the eye) were significantly improved and age spots reduced. Although a significant reduction in TEWL was noted, there was no whole-group improvement in moisture content although a subset of persons with dry skin noted improvement and sebum oil in men showed a mild reducing effect (not statistically significant).

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