Purchase, NY—A branded proteoglycan distributed by Maypro has been shown in a new study to support skin moisturization, according to a press release.

Juvecol is a natural proteoglycan originating in salmon. It is intended to induce the production of collagen and hyaluronan and enhance the proliferation of keratinocytes.

The studylooked to address the problem of skin dehydration due to air conditioning, an issue likely to be exacerbated by pandemic lockdowns. 56 healthy subjects aged 20-58 years were randomly divided into two groups; one received 5mg of Juvecol daily for six weeks, and one received a placebo. Researchers measured skin moisture content and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) in the cheeks, neck, and legs, in order to properly assess change in skin condition.

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The results: Subjects in their 40s saw a significant increase in facial skin moisture content, compared to the placebo group; women saw less TEWL in their legs. According to a press release from Maypro, the researchers have also found that intake of Juvecol improved markers of skin sagging, wrinkles, and elasticity.

“This new research further strengthens the scientific substantiation of Juvecol, adding to the body of strong efficacy data for skin and joint health,” said Denis Alimonti, Director of Maypro’s Proprietary Branded Ingredient Department. “Given the ever-increasing problem of air-conditioning-caused skin drying, these findings could not come at a better time. We’re pleased that we are able to offer this award-winning and clinically-validated skin-health ingredient.”