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A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study

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Dermatest GmbH, Engelstraße 37, D-48143 Münster, Germany
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Institut für Biometrie und klinische Forschung (IBKF) der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Schmedding Straße 56, D-48149 Münster, Germany
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Nutrients 2019, 11(10), 2494; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102494
Received: 7 August 2019 / Revised: 30 September 2019 / Accepted: 8 October 2019 / Published: 17 October 2019
The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled, blind study was to investigate the effects of the drinkable nutraceutical ELASTEN® (QUIRIS Healthcare, Gütersloh, Germany) on skin aging and skin health. Drinking ampoules provides a blend of 2.5 g of collagen peptides, acerola fruit extract, vitamin C, zinc, biotin, and a native vitamin E complex. This controlled interventional trial was performed on 72 healthy women aged 35 years or older. They received either the food supplement (n = 36) or a placebo (n = 36) for twelve weeks. A skin assessment was carried out and based on objective validated methods, including corneometry (skin hydration), cutometry (elasticity), the use of silicon skin replicas with optical 3D phase-shift rapid in-vivo measurements (PRIMOS) (roughness), and skin sonography (density). The verum group was followed for an additional four weeks (without intake of the test product) to evaluate the sustainability of the changes induced by the intake of the test product. The test product significantly improved skin hydration, elasticity, roughness, and density. The differences between the verum group and the placebo group were statistically significant for all test parameters. These positive effects were substantially retained during the follow-up. The measured effects were fully consistent with the subjective assessments of the study participants. The nutraceutical was well tolerated. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; beauty; bioavailability; collagen peptides; cutometry; corneometry; wrinkles; high coverage [HC] collagen complex aging; beauty; bioavailability; collagen peptides; cutometry; corneometry; wrinkles; high coverage [HC] collagen complex
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Bolke, L.; Schlippe, G.; Gerß, J.; Voss, W. A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2494. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102494

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Bolke L, Schlippe G, Gerß J, Voss W. A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study. Nutrients. 2019; 11(10):2494. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102494

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Bolke, Liane; Schlippe, Gerrit; Gerß, Joachim; Voss, Werner. 2019. "A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study" Nutrients 11, no. 10: 2494. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102494

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