Abstract Title:

Reversing UVB-induced photoaging with Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract.

Abstract Source:

J Sci Food Agric. 2020 Jan 30 ;100(2):672-681. Epub 2019 Nov 15. PMID: 31583701

Abstract Author(s):

Jian Li, Yi-Ru Lu, I-Fan Lin, Wenyi Kang, Hong-Bin Chen, Hsu-Feng Lu, Hui-Min David Wang

Article Affiliation:

Jian Li


BACKGROUND: Hibiscus sabdariffa is commonly used in daily life and its extract is applied widely in food and cosmetics. However, it has not been evaluated for its anti-aging effects.

RESULTS: Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract (HSCAE) has shown potential collagenase activity suppression effects, together with tyrosinase activity inhibition, and anti-oxidation as a free radical scavenger. The current investigation demonstrated that HSCAE was not cytotoxic in skin fibroblasts, and it significantly decreased ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) on a flow cytometry assay. Moreover, HSCAE reduced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression, increased tissue inhibition of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 level, and enhanced collagen content by inhibiting collagenase activity. It also blocked mRNA and protein expressions of melanin production pathway key factors, including the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1), and dopachrome tautomerase-2 (TRP-2).

CONCLUSION: These results demonstrated, for the first time, the potential of HSCAE as a natural antioxidant with the ability to maintain collagen production and to decrease melanin syntheses under UVB radiation, for anti-aging effects.© 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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