The fullerene effect on hyaluronic acid production

Takunori Matsumoto of Vitamin C60 BioResearch in Japan outlines a study into the effect of fullerene on hyaluronic acid production and its combination effect with retinol

Fullerene (C60) is a molecule with a unique soccer ball shaped structure and has been found as a substance with excellent antioxidant properties since research in the 1990s.1

In 2005, Vitamin C60 BioResearch Corporation (VC60), established as a group company of Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan, became the first company in the world to focus on the excellent antioxidant properties of fullerenes and to launch a fullerene cosmetic ingredient.

VC60's fullerene cosmetic ingredients are widely recognised in the market as an antioxidant with a very high ability to remove reactive oxygen species generated by UV rays etc., and reduce oxidative stress caused by external or internal factors, therefore inhibiting skin problems such as blemishes, wrinkles,2 acne,3 and rough skin.4

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