Skin and Skin Care
Obayashi reviews the effects of plant extracts for photoaging skin. His review, with 20 references, covers the mechanism of photoaging and herbs with anti-photoaging activity, discussing matrix proteinases including MMP-1 and elastase involved in the degradation of type I collagen, and herbs inhibiting MMP-1 activity, UVA-induced MMP-1 synthesis and neutrophil or fibroblast-derived elastase activities.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the June 01, 2002 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.