Why we choose to use the blue stuff in our skincare. You won’t find anything like it.
“In a four-week test, the researchers found evidence that methylene blue could slow - and potentially reverse - visible signs of aging (think: fine lines and wrinkles) when tested in an in-vitro reconstructed 3D human skin model created from skin cells from middle-aged participants. The results showed "improved skin viability, promoted wound healing, and increased skin hydration, and dermis thickness." Non-science speak: Tighter and more moisturized skin.
"Our work suggests that methylene blue could be a powerful antioxidant for use in skin-care products," Kan Cao, senior author on the study and an associate professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland said in a statement. "The effects we›are seeing are not temporary. Methylene blue appears to make fundamental, long-term changes to skin cells."