A new plant-based pill claims it can reduce fine lines, remove wrinkles and could eventually act as a replacement for Botox. But are these anti-aging claims too good to be true?
Researchers allege the Dove Spa Strength Within Supplement reduced the depth of crow’s feet up to 10% and found women who participated in the study showed a significant increase in collagen synthesis. The clinical trial was published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, however Unilever, Dove’s parent company, funded the research, which was conducted by the independent firm, Clinical Research Organization Laboratoire Dermscan located in France.
The study used 100 menopausal women, aged 53-63 who were divided into groups; some took a placebo, while others consumed the Dove Strength Within Supplement. Measurements of wrinkles and collagen production were observed during a 14-week period and the results showed a significant reduction in wrinkle depth, noticeably smoother skin and increased collagen production amongst those who were given the age defying plant-based pill.
According to Professor John Casey, Vice President for Biological Sciences at Unilever, the Dove Spa Strength Within Supplement is not just for women.
Although the tests had been conducted on women, there was anecdotal evidence that the pill worked on men too. It shows there is a link between dietary ingredients and the quality and the aging rate of skin. We find it works better on deeper wrinkles.
The anti-aging supplement is comprised of soy isoflavones, vitamins C and E, Omega 3 fish oil and the antioxidant lycopene, which is abundant in tomatoes. One box full of 84 capsules can be purchased online for £35.00 or about $56.
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