Cocoa flavonols influence skin photo ageing

Daily intake of a high flavonol cocoa beverage may have positive effects on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in moderately photo-aged women, a recent study suggests. “We found that 24 weeks of daily cocoa flavonol consumption improved the primary endpoint of wrinkle depth in moderately photo-aged women. In addition, there were significant beneficial effects for secondary endpoints of skin elasticity and the minimal erythema dose (MED),” the researchers wrote in the Journal of Nutrition.

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