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RUIZ MARTINEZ, Mª Adolfina  and  MORALES HERNANDEZ, Mª Encarnación. Approach to the Treatment of Skin Aging. Ars Pharm [online]. 2015, vol.56, n.4, pp.183-191. ISSN 2340-9894.

Objectives: Currently the skin aging is very important in the cosmetic field. For this reason, in this work a review about the skin aging is made. Therefore, our work focuses on the different theories that explain the skin aging as well as the causes that can induce this aging. In addition the compounds used in its treatment are studies, both from the point of view of preventive cosmetics as products used as repairmen. Methods: To carry out this work were used different database as the National Library of Medicine, Washington, DC (MEDLINE PubMed) and a lot of interesting information available online. Results: Different compounds are analyzed from a preventive and reparative used. It is observed how the use of many of them can have a dual action, and these compounds can be used with a hydrating and antioxidant purpose moreover the effects taken may be varied and with different intensity. Therefore proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid, peptides, melatonin and DHEA, two hormones recently used, are studied. Among the analyzed antioxidants, vitamin E and polyphenols seem to be more evidence that supporting their beneficial effect. Conclusions: The combination of several cosmetic compounds is a factor to be taken into account. In this sense, the future of anti-aging treatment may depend of a previous genetic study and the development of appropriate formulation for each type of skin. However more studies are needed to substantiate the concept of genocosmetic.

Keywords : Skin aging; Hydration; Free Radicals; Repairmen Cosmetic; Genocosmetic.

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