Study 1: Anti-Ageing Effect
*The study was conducted on 47 females (aged 35 to 55) at DERMSCAN in Lyon, France.
Study 2: Moisturising Effect
*The study was conducted on 33 females (aged 40 to 59) at SOUKEN in Tokyo, Japan.
The Science Behind Rose Extract
Study 1: Anti-Tyrosinase Activity
Measured the activity of melanin cells by adding rose petal extract to these cells for six days.
The activity of melanin cells decreased by 43.3%.
Study 2: Anti-Radical Activity
Measured anti-radical activity by adding rose petal extract to melanin cells for 6 days.
The radical activity increased by 40%.
The Science Behind Royal Jelly
Study 1: Identification of a collagen production-promoting factor from an extract of royal jelly and its possible mechanism.
In this study, the collagen production-promoting activities of several commercially available fatty acids contained in royal jelly were examined.
Royal jelly contained 10H2DA that increased the collagen production in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, 10H2DA induced the fibroblast cell line, NHDF, to produce transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) which is an important factor for collagen production.
Study 2: Royal jelly protects against ultraviolet B-induced photoaging in human skin fibroblasts via enhancing collagen production.
In this study, the effects of royal jelly and 10H2DA on UVB-induced photoaging were tested by measuring procollagen type I, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 after UVB irradiation.
The UVB-irradiated human skin fibroblasts treated with royal jelly and 10H2DA had increased procollagen type I and TGF-β1 productions. Thus royal jelly may potentially protect the skin from UVB-induced photoaging by enhancing collagen production.
The Science Behind Amla
Study 1: Anti-Cytotoxic Activity
Untreated Swiss 3T3 mouse fibroblast cells showing cytotoxicity after UV exposure;
Swiss 3T3 mouse fibroblast cell treated with 80mcg/ml of β glucogallin showing 90% reduction in cytotoxicity after UV exposure.
Study 2: Anti-Melanogenesis Activity
Untreated B16F1 mouse melanoma cells showing melanogenesis after UV exposure;
B16F1 mouse melanoma cells treated with 80mcg/ml β glucogallin showing 55% reduction in melanogenesis after UV exposure.