Monday, November 9, 2009

Can parrots unlock new secrets in anti-aging?

We offer some retinol-based skin care products at SMAC, including Retinol Night Repair, which doesn't require a prescription and still can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, and smoothness.

I also have several parrots as pets (see above). So imagine my surprise and interest when I saw this great article in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science from researchers in Milan.

Owing to their bright pigmentation and long lives, parrots' feathers apparently have some active molecules that have properties similar to anti-aging molecules like retinol. Studies are being planned that explore this phenomenon, and to develop new substances that are derived from animal metabolisms.

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