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From Tea Leaves to Skincare: New Perspectives on Anti-Aging Research with Assam Tea Extract  

Henry Smith
Journal of Tea Science Research, HortHerb Publisher, Richmond, BC, V7A 4Z5, Canada
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Journal of Tea Science Research, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2024.14.0005
Received: 27 Jan., 2024    Accepted: 20 Feb., 2024    Published: 29 Feb., 2024
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Smith H., 2024, From tea leaves to skincare: new perspectives on anti-aging research with Assam tea extract, Journal of Tea Science Research, 14(1): 52-56 (doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2024.14.0005)


The paper titled "Recent insights into catechins‑rich Assam tea extract for photoaging and senescent ageing" was published on January 26, 2024, in the open-access journal Scientific Reports, under the Nature Publishing Group. The authors, Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul, Mattaka Khongkow, Wannita Klinngam, Puxvadee Chaikul, Nattaya Lourith, and Piyaporn Chueamchaitrakun, are from Mae Fah Luang University and the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) in Thailand. This study systematically evaluated the antioxidant, anti-photoaging, and anti-aging activities of Assam tea extract (ATE) through in vitro and ex vivo experiments, confirming ATE's potential as a novel anti-aging product. The research showed that ATE not only exhibits excellent antioxidant activity but also significantly reduces UV-induced inflammation and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. These findings suggest that ATE can be applied as an innovative anti-aging agent in cosmetics and health promotion products.

Assam tea extract; Skincare; New perspectives; Anti-aging
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