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Effects of Isoflavone Combined With Astaxanthin on Skin Aging

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02373111
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jin Ho Chung, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Photoaging is caused by the superposition of chronic ultraviolet (UV)-induced damage on the intrinsic aging process, and accounts for the majority of age-associated changes in skin appearance. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a key role in UV-induced skin damage and diminish skin matrix protein levels, leading skin aging. Strategies utilizing endogenous skin antioxidants as well as plant-derived or synthetic compounds have been examined.

Astaxanthin mainly from marine algae and crustaceans is a kind of carotenoids which were well-known photo-protective agents with strong antioxidant activity. Several studies have revealed that supplementation of astaxanthin effectively protect skin against UV damage through free radicals.

In addition, matrix metalloproteinase-1 induced by UV irradiation is an important step toward skin aging. Recently, many studies pointed out that phytoestrogens exhibit agonistic and antagonistic estrogen activities, suppressing activity of MMP-1 in skin. Isoflavone is a kind of phytoestrogen from soybean and mainly act on skin and bones, inhibiting MMP-1 effectively.

The present study is designed to take isoflavone combined with astaxanthin to maximize their anti-aging ability and objectively measure the effects of the mixture on facial wrinkles, hydration, and elasticity.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ageing Photo-aging Dietary Supplement: Isoflavone Dietary Supplement: Astaxanthin Dietary Supplement: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Isoflavone Combined With Astaxanthin on Skin Aging
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Skin Aging
Drug Information available for: Astaxanthin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Isoflavone and Astaxanthin
Each subject takes one active tablet per day for 24 weeks. Each tablet contains isoflavone 27mg and astaxanthin 4mg.
Dietary Supplement: Isoflavone
Dietary Supplement: Astaxanthin
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Each subject takes one placebo tablet per day for 24 weeks.
Dietary Supplement: Placebo



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in skin wrinkles [ Time Frame: Twenty-four weeks ]
    Facial wrinkles in the crow's feet area measured by Skin Visiometer


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in skin elasticity [ Time Frame: Twenty-four weeks ]
    Facial elasticity measured by Cutometer

  2. Change from baseline in epidermal hydration [ Time Frame: Twenty-four weeks ]
    Skin hydration measured by Corneometer

  3. Change from baseline in skin barrier integrity [ Time Frame: Tewnty-four weeks ]
    TEWL measured by Tewameter



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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy females aged ≥ 45 years
  • Facial wrinkle grade 2 to 4

Exclusion Criteria:

  • received medical or cosmetic treatment that interferes with the general aging process at least 3 months before the study
  • received any hormone replacement therapy at least 3 months before the study
  • reported taking functional foods more than 1 month during last 3 months before the study
  • history of acute or chronic disease such as severe liver or kidney disease
  • history of allergies against any component of trial foods
  • any visible skin disease that might be confused with a skin reaction to the test procedure

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02373111


Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jin Ho Chung, MD, PhD Seoul National University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Jin Ho Chung, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02373111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1412-144-637
First Posted: February 26, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Keywords provided by Jin Ho Chung, Seoul National University Hospital:
Anti-aging
Isoflavones
Astaxanthine
Skin aging