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- 01/26/2016

Sulforaphane, an ally against photoaging

H&PC Today

In a recent article published in Journal of Cosmetics Dermatology by Sikdar, S., Papadopoulou, M. and Dubois, J.. Sulforaphane (SFN) emerged as a potentially promising ingredients to be used in upcoming antiaging drugs and cosmetics. As stated in the article abstract, SFN is a natural compound occurring in cruciferous vegetables, has been known for years as a chemopreventive agent against many types of cancer. Recently, it has been investigated as an antioxidant and anti-aging agent, and interesting conclusions have been made over the last decade. SFN demonstrated protective effects against ultraviolet (UV)-induced skin damage through several mechanisms of action, for example, decrease of reactive oxygen species production, inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase expression, and induction of phase 2 enzymes. However, SFN used as a protective agent against UV damage is a whole new matter.

DOI: 10.1111/jocd.12176