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Chlorophyll for beautiful skin – what’s the beauty hype?

A green drink is currently extremely present in the social media: chlorophyll. The water colored green with it is supposed to provide great skin and cure acne. But what’s really up with the hype? Tikbow asked an expert.

Many people now probably feel transported back to biology class: chlorophyll, that’s the substance that plants need for photosynthesis, right? That’s right! But chlorophyll, also known as leafy greens, is also said to have other useful applications: Numerous influencers are currently praising it as a miracle weapon for blemished skin. What’s the truth behind the hype?

Chlorophyll good for women 45 years and older

A study from South Korea published by the Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2014 shows that chlorophyll can improve facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in women over 45. But does it also help with acne? "Chlorophyll has anti-inflammatory properties", confirms Dr. Alice Martin, dermatologist and co-founder of the telepractice Dermanostic. Once pimples have appeared, chlorophyll water can help the inflammation to subside. It can be applied directly to the skin or used as a treatment from the inside. Chlorophyll preparations can be a good supplement, just like vitamins,” says the dermatologist. They would replace however no genuine acne therapy with prescription ingredients, clarifies the Expertin.

Healthy alternatives

So you can definitely do your skin some good with chlorophyll. The leafy green is available as a ready-mixed drink, as highly concentrated drops or powder to mix yourself, or in the form of tablets, whereby the prices can vary considerably depending on the supplier. But there is another option: simply eat more green vegetables! After all, green cabbage, broccoli, spinach and parsley are supposed to contain a lot of leafy greens. "I would clearly prefer that to a concentrate", says Dr. Alice Martin. "Taking in chlorophyll üthrough food has the same effect as a concentrate, but is more natural. With a concentrate, you always have the risk of being allergic to additives as well."