Maple could soon become a part of our skincare regime. U.S. researchers are calling it plant-based Botox, and they are referring to a few compounds that have been found in maple leaves that might become the main ingredient in the next generation anti-wrinkle cream.
Maple could have cosmetic applications
“We believe it could have cosmetic applications,” according to University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who is studying the compounds called glucitol-core-containing gallotannins.
GCGs seem to have the ability to interfere with elastase which as you all know is the enzyme that breaks down the protein that gives skin its youthful elasticity.
“It was amazing,” claims Hang Ma, a research associate with the University of Rhode Island.
“We see it from a plant extract and into different bio-acids, and finally see (that) it has (an) effect on the skin cells. So that’s very exciting.”
The research has been completed only in labs so far and not on the actual human skin but the results are quite intriguing.
Experts claim that they have developed a proprietary patent-pending formulation that contains GCCGs from summer and fall maple leaves and maple sap.
The research could lead to the development of a next-generation anti-wrinkle cream
Nathalie Langlois, from the Federation of Maple Syrup Producers of Quebec, said that this research is “very promising.”
“If the maple leaf extract can indeed reduce wrinkles in humans then this could represent the potential development of value-added products from the maple industry,” she said.
Even if the research is just a preliminary one, this could become a real boom for the industry which is concentrated in Quebec, Ontario and the northeast of the United States.
There are a lot of women and men as well who are looking for natural products in order to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance. Maple leaves are both natural and sustainable, and they could turn out a fantastic solution for preventing and treating wrinkles.
Rada attended the courses in the Faculty of Letters, Romanian-English section, and finished the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Theatrical Journalism section, both within the framework of Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Up ’til now, she reviewed books, movies, and theatre-plays, enjoying subjects from the cultural niche. Her experience in writing also intersects the IT niche, given the fact that she worked as a content editor for firms that produce software for mobile devices. She is collaborating with online advertising agencies, writing articles for several websites and blogs.