Pollution and Aging: Antioxidants for Skin

November 4, 2011 | By: Jean-Francois Nicolay and Christophe Paillet, Exsymol S.A.M.
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Title: Pollution and Aging: Antioxidants for Skin
cutaneous agingx pollutionx cell membranex lipid hydroperoxidesx toxic aldehydesx second toxic messengersx pseudodipeptidesx lipid peroxidase-like activityx
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Among the numerous pathways and mechanisms involved in the complex phenomenon of aging, recent findings have designated oxidative processes as a major extrinsic cause.1, 2 Our skin is exposed daily to environmental stresses such as pollutants or UVB radiation that induce a number of oxidative insults primarily to the biological membranes of skin cells.