Scientists discovered an anti-aging potential of an invasive weed
April 25, 2023 |
Researchers from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology detected compounds from cocklebur plants that reduce the damage from UVB exposure and speeds up the wound healing on their laboratory tests on cells and tissues. The extract influences the production of collagen, the protein that gives elasticity to the skin and wards off wrinkles.
With this discovery, cocklebur extract is a desirable ingredient for creams and other cosmetics, and will exhibit a synergistic effect if it is mixed with other effective ingredients, including hyaluronic acid or retinoic acid.
The researchers furthered their study on the biological mechanisms involved by conducting experiments in animal alternatives to explore ways to safely adapt the extract for use in various cosmetic products.