Topical vitamins, minerals and botanical ingredients as modulators of environmental and chronological skin damage.

@article{Chiu2003TopicalVM,
  title={Topical vitamins, minerals and botanical ingredients as modulators of environmental and chronological skin damage.},
  author={Annie Chiu and Alexa B Kimball},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={149 4},
  pages={681-91}
}
Ageing skin is characterized by fine lines, wrinkles, lentigines, dyspigmentation and increased coarseness. Topical preparations alleged to combat these changes abound in the over-the-counter market. Some of the most popular ingredients used in these products are vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts. Proposed mechanisms for antiageing effects on skin range from antioxidant properties to improved collagen synthesis or protection from collagen breakdown. Despite the media attention and… CONTINUE READING