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FloraGLO® Lutein Increases Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Lipid Levels

DES MOINES, Iowa—In a 12-week study conducted in Italy, FloraGLO® lutein oral supplement (provided by Kemin Health) alone increased skin hydration by 38 percent, skin elasticity by 8 percent and the level of superficial lipids present in the skin by 33 percent (after adjustments for placebo). Female participants ages 25 to 50 were given 10 mg/d orally and/or 50 ppm as a topical; combined, the oral and topical administration of lutein/zeaxanthin increased skin hydration by 60 percent, skin elasticity by 20 percent and the amount of superficial lipids present in the skin by 50 percent (after adjustment for placebo), while oxidation was decreased by 64 percent. “This is the first study to determine the impact of lutein/zeaxanthin alone on the human skin,” said Richard L. Roberts, Ph.D. and senior manager of scientific affairs for Kemin Health.

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