Skip to main content

Poplar Tree Antioxidant Extract May Help Fight Skin Aging

  • Synopsis: Published: 2011-06-10 - Antioxidants are popular anti-aging ingredients in skin creams and now scientists are reporting extract from leaf buds of poplar trees could be a source of antioxidants for skin creams - American Chemical Society.

Main Document

Antioxidants are popular anti-aging ingredients in skin creams and now scientists are reporting extract from leaf buds of poplar trees could be a source of antioxidants for skin creams.

Antioxidants are popular anti-aging ingredients in skin creams, and now scientists are reporting a new source of these healthful substances - leaf buds of poplar trees.

Their study appears in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Xavier Vitrac and colleagues note that there's a long history of using poplar buds to treat various health problems, such as colds, sinusitis, sunburn and arthritis.

A substance found in beehives that is made from poplar buds (called propolis) also appears to have similar disease-fighting benefits.

Propolis' effects seem to be due to poplar bud compounds, but very little is known about these substances.

To see whether poplar buds are a good source of antioxidants for skin creams, the researchers decided to test an extract from the buds.

The group found that poplar bud extract had moderate antioxidant activity, and it demonstrated anti-aging effects on cells in the laboratory.

"The collective antioxidant properties and transcriptional effect of this extract suggest potential anti-aging properties which could be utilized in cosmetic and nutraceutical formulations," the scientists say.

The authors acknowledge support from Conseil Regional d'Aquitaine and the Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique.

Related Information:

  1. Aging Skin Including Sagging and Wrinkles
  2. Skin Aging and Wrinkles Factor
  3. Anti-Aging and Acne Skin Serums - HelixLife


Information from our Antioxidants: Types & General Information section - (Full List).

E-Newsletter

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.


  1. Majority in Favor of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Screening
  2. When the Spinal Cord Takes Charge of Information Related to Movement
  3. Sign Language Comparative List of Astronomical Words
  4. Israeli President Honors Special Education Teachers




Citation



Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.

Disclaimer: Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.