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Tropical flower to fight wrinkles

A tropical flower has been hailed as the latest weapon against wrinkles, after scientists found that a sugar compound derived from it can actively regenerate skin, making it feel plumper and more elastic.

world Updated: Feb 08, 2011 00:16 IST

A tropical flower has been hailed as the latest weapon against wrinkles, after scientists found that a sugar compound derived from it can actively regenerate skin, making it feel plumper and more elastic.

A team at global cosmetic giant L’Oreal has tested the sugar compound called rhamnose, from Uncaria flower, on 400 women, after incorporating it in a cream; the chemical is thought to stimulate cells into producing collagen — the main component of connective tissues. Full results have not been published because L’Oreal is waiting for patents.