A research team from Thailand performed a study to investigate the activities of green tea against skin aging in B16F10 melanoma cells and human skin fibroblasts (Chaikul et al. 2020). They found out that green tea composed mainly of epigallocatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, and epicatechin gallate. Green tea exhibited the activities against skin aging, including the significant suppression of melanin production via inhibition of tyrosinase and tyrosinase-related protein-2 activities, the potent antioxidant, and the significant matrix metalloproteinase-2 inhibition. Therefore, they concluded that green tea was a functional processed plant for utilisation as an anti-skin aging agent in the natural remedies.
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- Chaikul, Puxvadee, Tawanun Sripisut, Setinee Chanpirom, and Naphatsorn Ditthawutthikul. 2020. “Anti-Skin Aging Activities of Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis (L) Kuntze) in B16F10 Melanoma Cells and Human Skin Fibroblasts.” European Journal of Integrative Medicine, September, 101212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2020.101212.