Apple polyphenol ingredient protects skin from UV irradiation, says recent study

June 23, 2020

Results showed that compared to placebo supplementation significantly prevented UV irradiation induced skin pigmentation.

A study recently published in Nutrients1 found that supplementation with apple polyphenol (ApplePhenon from BGG World; Irvine, CA) supported skin health in healthy female subjects. In the randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 65 women between the ages of 20 and 39 were randomized to receive either 300 mg, 600 mg, or placebo every day for 12 weeks.

Results showed that compared to placebo supplementation significantly prevented UV irradiation induced skin pigmentation, though a dose dependent relationship was not clearly observed. Supplementation significantly reduced skin reddening, melanin formation, and skin darkening due to UV irradiation, compared to placebo. Supplementation also inhibited the generation of superoxide radicals, demonstrating that the apple polyphenol has SOD-like antioxidant activity.

References

1. Shoji T et al. “Administration of apple polyphenol supplements for skin conditions in healthy women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.” Nutrients, vol. 12, no. 4 (2020): 1071