Cosmetic benefits of natural ingredients

J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Sep;13(9):1021-5; quiz 26-7.


Photoaging is a leading concern for patients and many of these patients will express a desire to utilize natural ingredients as treatment. Mushrooms, feverfew, green tea, licorice, olive oil, soy, and coffee berry have been shown to have antioxidant properties and may play a role in the treatment and prevention of photoaging. In this manuscript, the most recent select basic science and clinical studies examining the mechanisms and efficacy of these ingredients will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agaricales / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Antioxidants / administration & dosage
  • Antioxidants / metabolism
  • Biological Products / administration & dosage*
  • Biological Products / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / pathology
  • Tanacetum parthenium / metabolism
  • Tea / metabolism


  • Antioxidants
  • Biological Products
  • Tea