Skin Care Research: Sunscreen

Anti-aging Potential in Fat Molecule

Scientists in South Korea claim to have uncovered a fat molecule with strong anti-aging potential from tests on the ability of lipids to fight skin aging. The study, published in Volume 49, June 2008 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, looked into the role of fat molecules in protecting aging effects of skin, with the most promising results coming from phosphatidylserine (PS). Their findings suggested that ‘PS may be a simple and natural way to fight wrinkles.

A recent study points to characteristics of aging occurring as a result of: 1) accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in states of toxicity, 2) Omega-3 and Omega-6 imbalance/deficiency and 3) disturbed prostaglandin synthesis.’

These findings as well as the North Korean finding quoted above should be borne in mind in the formulation process. A truly effective anti-aging oil blend provides solutions to many of the problems associated with premature aging.  Please see blog articles for more discussion.


 1) Volume 49, June 2008 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research

 2) Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, "Impact of Topical Oils on the Skin Barrier"

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