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Skin Moisture

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Summary of Skin Moisture

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Skin Moisture

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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 moisture.
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 more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement 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 Notable Very High See 2 studies
Appears to be comparable to mineral oil, the active control
grade-c Minor - See 2 studies
One study failed to find an increase in total moisture, though it did find a reduction in total epidermal water loss, while another study did find an increase in moisture in irradiated skin.
grade-c - Very High See all 3 studies
Oral supplementation of cocoa flavanols does not appear to significantly influence skin hydration when compared to placebo.

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