Secaucus, NJ—The tomato extract Lycoderm can bring about significant improvements to skin health and appearance, according to new research published inClinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is the first to focus on visible beauty parameters, according to a press release from makers of Lycoderm, Lycored. 60 healthy women between the ages of 35 and 55 years old completed the 16-week-long study; 28 on placebo, and 32 on Lycoderm capsules. Measurements of lines/wrinkles and skin texture were taken before the treatment and every month over the course of the study.

The findings: The Lycoderm group saw a 5.6% reduction in wrinkle severity, while the placebo group saw no significant effect; 80.6% of subjects taking Lycoderm reported that their skin felt smoother; 90.3% said their skin felt more hydrated.
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Lycoderm is a vegan-friendly blend of tomato extract and rosemary leaf extract. It contains lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene and carnosic acid. The combination of these carotenoids and nutrients supports skin health and appearance, helps balance the skin’s response to environmental stress, and supports the maintenance of natural collagen, according to the press release.

Elizabeth Tarshish, Lycored's Head of Clinical Affairs, said in the press release: “We already knew that Lycoderm helps provide nourishment for the skin, building up carotenoids like a reservoir of goodness. However, seeing is believing and this study shows that Lycoderm can have a remarkable impact on skin appearance as well as health. It’s visible evidence that beauty comes from within, showing how supplementation can help consumers achieve an ‘inner glow’ that enables them to feel truly comfortable in their own skin.”