Aloe is known to have various medicinal properties, such as being applied to burns and contained in health foods.There are more than 300 species of aloe, but among them, aloe vera mesophyll, which is generally expected to have medicinal properties, contains many ingredients useful for health and beauty such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, polysaccharides, and amino acids. It contains.
This time, through joint research by Mariko Moriyama, Visiting Associate Professor, Hiroyoshi Moriyama, Director Takao Hayakawa and Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City, President: Akihiro Kobayashi) of Kinki University Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Aloe Vera juice is used for the skin. It was found that it acts on cells at the molecular level and exerts a skin-beautifying effect.The following three skin-beautifying effects have been clarified.It has the effect of promoting turnover of the epidermis (skin), increasing the cell adhesion factor, and building the skin.
The research group cultured human epidermal cells in a medium containing aloe vera juice and confirmed the effect of aloe vera on epidermal cells.It is thought that one of the causes of skin troubles such as rough skin is that the turnover, which is the cycle of skin reincarnation, is disturbed, but it was found that aloe vera increases the expression of the involucrin gene, which is an indicator of turnover. ..This result shows that aloe vera promotes turnover.Furthermore, it was revealed that aloe vera increases cell adhesion factors and leads to a strong skin structure, and promotes the formation of a skin structure with a high barrier function, leading to a well-packed skin.
Kobayashi Pharmaceutical plans to utilize the research results in cosmetics to be released in the future.Aloe vera has been known for its medicinal properties for a long time and has been used as a crude drug, but it seems that the range of utilization will continue to expand due to this research.
Source:[Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.] A total of 3 skin-beautifying effects have been newly confirmed in aloe vera juice-August 2015, 8, 22 Announced at the 23nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese-Chinese Pharmaceutical Society-