cocoa polyphenols and wrinkles science

Reducing Wrinkles with Plant Extracts (studies)

Reducing wrinkles as a part of our daily beauty program is the number one long term goal. An increasing number of clinical studies is suggesting that the skin matrix and the appearance of wrinkles can be influenced through the intake of highly antioxidative plant extract containing a high concantration of polyphenols like ECGC, procyanidines, isoflavones and catechines.

Below you will find just a few of many studies conducted regarding polyphenols and the skin:

Polyphenols and Skin in general

  • A recent article published 2015 in the Swiss magazine “Antioxidants” takes a deeper look into Photoaging, the extracellular matrix and the oral or topical application of plant antioxidants, i.e. tea, cocoa, grape / wine, soy or pomegranate. Please read more here (full article)1:

Skin, UV rays and Grape Seed extract

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Skin structure, wrinkles and coca extract


Wrinkles, moisture and Pomegranate extract


  1. Brosch, R., et al.: “Mechanisms of Photoaging and Cutaneous Photocarcinogenesis, and Photoprotective Strategies with Phytochemicals”; Antioxidants (Basel). 2015 Jun; 4(2): 248–268. Published online 2015 Mar 26. doi: 10.3390/antiox4020248
  2. Khan, N., et al.; “Pomegranate fruit extract inhibits UVB-induced inflammation and proliferation by modulating NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways in mouse skin”; Photochem Photobiol. 2012 Sep-Oct;88(5):1126-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.01063.x. Epub 2012 Jan 13
  3. Park, H.M., et al.; “Extract of Punica granatum inhibits skin photoaging induced by UVB irradiation.”; Int J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;49(3):276-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04269.x
  4. Pacheco-Palencia LA1, Noratto G, Hingorani L, Talcott ST, Mertens-Talcott SU. “Protective effects of standardized pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) polyphenolic extract in ultraviolet-irradiated human skin fibroblasts.”; J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Sep 24;56(18):8434-41. doi: 10.1021/jf8005307. Epub 2008 Aug 22
  5. Kasai K1, Yoshimura M, Koga T, Arii M, Kawasaki S.; “Effects of oral administration of ellagic acid-rich pomegranate extract on ultraviolet-induced pigmentation in the human skin”; J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2006 Oct;52(5):383-8.
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