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Shiseido’s research reveals reason behind facial skin sagging via SpecialChem

Shiseido Co., Ltd. recently elucidates skin structure that maintains facial skin morphology, and named it “dermal anchoring structures.” Joint research with Kyoichi Matsuzaki, Associate Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine (currently Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine), and Takahiro Ochiya, Chief, Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, National Cancer Center Research Institute, clarified that facial skin shows signs of sagging due to age-related loss of dermal anchoring structures, rendering the face unable to support its morphology. Based on knowledge gained from the recent research, it was found that exercises utilizing muscles of facial expression are effective in improving facial skin sagging, and that licorice extract is expected to produce the same effects as such exercises. Shiseido will use the recent research results to develop skin care products to alleviate facial skin sagging.

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