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Skin Elasticity

Research analysis lead by Kamal Patel
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Summary of Skin Elasticity

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Skin Elasticity

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect skin elasticity
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The mo re evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
grade-c Cocoa Extract Minor Very High See 2 studies
A slight increase in skin elasticity has been noted with oral flavanol supplementation in women, noted in the temple but not arm.
grade-c Pycnogenol Minor - See study
An improvement in skin elasticity has been noted with Pycnogenol supplementation
grade-c Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Minor - See study
Topical application of nicotinamide (not niacin) appears to increase elasticity of skin
grade-c Astaxanthin - - See study
grade-c Vitamin A  
grade-d Boswellia serrata  
grade-d Raspberry Ketone  
grade-d Rose Hip  

All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.

The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.