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Background: Tranexamic acid andvitamin C derivatives are important reagent used in cosmetic skin-whiteningproducts. Recently, self-perceptions regarding improvement in facial skinstatus have been increasingly recognized as an important outcome of whiteningcosmetic products intervention. Aims: The purpose of the study was to determinethe receptiveness of objective and self-perceived facial skin status usingwhitening cosmetic products. Methods: A total of 40 volunteers werephotographed using the Visia? machine and completed questionnaires at pre- andpost-operation 8 weeks after receiving whitening cosmetic products. Visia? digital image analysis and questionnaires were used forassessment of facial skin status. The receptiveness of objective andself-perceived measures was assessed by paired t test and Effect Size ES.Results: There were progresses with regard to the surface spot ES = 0.22,wrinkles ES = 0.24, texture ES = 0.31 and pores ES = 0.21 after usingcosmetic products with tranexamic acid. For self-perceived measures, there weresignificant progresses in pigmented spots ES = 0.75, rough complexion ES =0.76, red complexion ES = 0.41, wrinkle ES = 0.58 and obvious pores ES =0.75. Conclusions: This study suggests that the whitening cosmetic productsare associated with improvement of objective and self-perceived facial skinstatus. The results could be provided as available information for cosmeticinvestigation.

KEYWORDS

Whitening, Self-Perceived, Objective, Cosmetic, Facial Skin

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Lin, H. , Chen, G. , Yen, F. and Chen, K. 2016 Objective and Self-Perceived Facial Skin Status Using Whitening Efficacy of Cosmetic Products on Taiwanese Women. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 6, 117-123. doi: 10.4236-jcdsa.2016.64015.





Autor: Hsin-Tung Lin1, Gwo-Shing Chen2, Feng-Lin Yen2, Kuan-Nien Chen2*

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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