From Plant Extracts to Novel Lipstick Compositions

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.

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