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A Maple Leaf to Prevent Wrinkles

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  • Maple leaf extracts have been tapped by researchers as containing compounds that provide one of the most sought-after beauty benefits: wrinkle prevention
  • Previous work by the same scientists had already revealed that specific compounds in maple leaves may help protect skin from inflammation, as well as lighten dark spots such as age spots and freckles
  • The lead researcher of the study says he was inspired to explore the makeup of maple leaves after learning that Indigenous healers used them for centuries to make traditional medicines
  • Applied topically as opposed to invasive, needle-injected treatments, maple leaf extracts are also completely natural and have none of the serious side effects of the most popular — but toxic — wrinkle relief

By Dr. Mercola

Scientists have long known that botanical extracts can provide a source for numerous healing and antiaging compounds — a compelling concept in the development of new beauty products. Bark, oils and roots of trees, flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs often provide vitamins and powerful phytonutrients. Now, maple leaf extracts are touted as offering one of the most sought-after beauty benefits: wrinkle prevention.


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