Oral Green Tea Does Not Protect Skin Against Photodamage

Oral vs Topical Tea for Photoprotection

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from the United Kingdom revealed that, unlike topical application, oral ingestion of green tea does not provide protection against ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Mark D. Farrar, PhD, et al, followed 50 subjects (13 male and 37 female; 18-65 years of age; Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I and II) who took 1,080 mg green tea catechins (GTC), which is the equivalent to 5 cups of tea/day, with 100 mg vitamin C (n = 25) or placebo maltodextrin (n = 25) daily for 12 weeks.

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin Complex Repairs Photoaged Skin

MDRejuvena, a private company focused on professional physician-dispensed skin care, announced the publication of clinical results that demonstrated the ability of sodium copper chlorophyllin complex to repair photodamaged skin. Sodium copper chlorophyllin in a liposomal complex, branded as Phytochromatic MD Complex, is the primary ingredient in the MDRejuvena Rejuvaphyl line of skincare products.

Newsmakers: Photodamage Affects Efficacy of Skincare Products

If skin suffers from hypo-collagenesis, well-formulated skincare products may offer significant results.
Photodamage Affects Efficacy of Skincare Products

“Doctor, what should I use on my skin?” No matter what skin condition prompts a patient to visit a dermatologist, this question is almost sure to arise. That’s what motivated Dana L. Sachs, MD, and her colleagues at the department of dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to conduct research on the effectiveness of five well-known skincare products. Results of the study appeared in the article, “Hypo-collagenesis in photoaged skin predicts response to anti-aging cosmeceuticals” (Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2013).