publication . Article . 2018

Green tea moisturizer improves skin hydration in elderly

Linda J Wijayadi; Marcella E Rumawas; Oentarini Tjandra;
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  • Published: 08 Feb 2018 Journal: Universa Medicina, volume 37, page 3 (issn: 1907-3062, eissn: 2407-2230, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universa Medicina
Abstract
<jats:p>BACKGROUND&lt;br /&gt;Dry skin is a major skin health problem in elderly. Green tea, which has an antioxidant effect, has recently been used as an active ingredient in moisturizing creams; yet the effect has not been well studied. This study compares the skin hydration effect of green tea and vitamin E moisturizer among elderly.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;METHODS&lt;br /&gt;This quasi-experimental study involved 60 elderly living in Tresna Werda Budi Mulia 4 Social Institution, Jakarta. Using the Runve HL 611 skin analyzer, skin capacitance was measured prior to experiment and every following week during the 5-week application of green tea and vitamin E skin...
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free text keywords: green tea moisturizer, elderly, R, Green tea, Medicine, business.industry, business, Vitamin E, medicine.medical_treatment, Dermatology, medicine.medical_specialty, Both forearms, Social institution, Skin hydration, Dry skin, medicine.symptom, Moisturizer
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