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Vitamin C Reduces Signs of Aging

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Posted on Oct 02, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Topically applied vitamin-C can increase the quality of collagen in the skin and reduce the signs of aging, doctors have confirmed. Researchers in France applied either 5% vitamin-C cream or a placebo to the skin of 20 women over a six-month period. Tests carried out at the end of the trial period showed that skin wrinkles had improved significantly.

Topically applied vitamin-C can increase the quality of collagen in the skin and reduce the signs of aging, doctors have confirmed. Researchers in France applied either 5% vitamin-C cream or a placebo to the skin of 20 women over a six-month period. Tests carried out at the end of the trial period showed that skin wrinkles had improved significantly. The results showed that the vitamin not only rearranges collagen, but also increases its production. The researchers concluded that vitamin-C compounds are as effective as the vitamin-A derived retinols currently in use; however, vitamin-C is associated with fewer side effects.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.medscape.com on the 13th November 2000

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