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Supplementation with Eskimo (R) Skin Care improves skin elasticity in women. A pilot study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Forensic Medicine. (Forensic Medicine)
2008 (English)In: Journal of dermatological treatment (Print), ISSN 0954-6634, E-ISSN 1471-1753, Vol. 19, no 5, 279-283 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate the question of whether supplementation with an oral oil formulation rich in natural stable fish oil can alter skin elasticity, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and skin roughness in healthy women. Methods: Twenty-four healthy women aged 40-60 years participated in a single-blind randomized trial for testing the effect of a proprietary oral supplement for skin nutrition (Eskimo Skin Care) on skin elasticity, TEWL, and skin roughness. Skin elasticity was measured by an optical cutometer, TEWL by a water-loss module based upon the vapour gradient principle, and skin roughness with a three-dimensional microtopography imaging system. Results: Skin elasticity increased by 10% after 3 months of treatment with the supplement, a statistically significant increase in comparison with the control group (p=0.0298). There was a trend, though not statistically significant, towards a positive influence on the skin's barrier function. No effect on the skin roughness was observed. Conclusion: Eskimo Skin Care, an oral preparation rich in natural stable fish oil, can improve skin elasticity.

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2008. Vol. 19, no 5, 279-283 p.
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fish oil, gamma-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, skin elasticity, skin nutrition
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109095DOI: 10.1080/09546630801958238ISI: 000258899100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109095DiVA: diva2:248892
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved

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