Light-emitting diode technology, or LED, has a growing library of research that supports its effectiveness as an anti-aging tool; and recently, Germany-based researchers have been looking for a way to improve its capabilities and counteract any damage it may cause.
They found a way in green tea, known for its advanced antioxidant power. The researchers applied both LED treatment and a lotion made of a green tea extract, epigallocatechin, to a volunteer’s facial wrinkles every day for one month. This led to less-pronounced, shallower wrinkles and an overall improvement in complexion ten times faster than with LED alone, which typically takes several months to produce these results.
The researchers believe that this improvement could be due to the epigallocatechin counteracting the reactive oxygen species that results from LED exposure and damages cells. More research needs to be done before a facial rejuventation program with LED and green tea is perfected, but the potential for wrinkle refinement is immense.
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