Arginine–fructose–glucose from red ginseng extract reduces stiffness of keratin fiber in corneocyte of skin
Sunyeong Kim, Seung Ho Lee, Seol-Hoon Lee
Skin Research & Technology
The moisture content of the stratum corneum of the skin changes depending on the external environment. The structure of keratinous fiber protein in corneocyte of the skin changes depending on the amount of moisture. As the moisture decreases, the population of the alpha-helix increases, the beta-sheet deceases, and the stiffness increases accordingly. Here, we investigated the effect of humectants from ginseng on the keratin structure.
skin, corneocyte, keratin fiber