The Secret of Oleander and Good Skin

By Robin Jay & Robert A. Newman, Ph.D.

Product-Family_RBNot long ago, I received a bottle of Nerium Age-Defying Night Cream shortly after it had been in gift bags at the Academy Awards. I was intrigued by Nerium’s key ingredient, an extract from the oleander plant shown in blind studies to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and improve texture and firmness. I was impressed with the results after using the product. And I found study reports showed 93 percent of participants experienced statistically significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. 97 percent showed improvements in radiance, and 72 percent showed improvements in discoloration. Nerium owns its own patented oleander fields. But what I was curious about was the plant’s safety. If a plant is potentially poisonous when ingested, is it safe for topical use? Nerium Biotechnology’s Chief Science Officer spoke in detail with me about it.

“Major factors contributing to natural aging of skin tissues include oxidation, inflammation and reduced capacity for ‘self-renewal’ of skin cells and supporting structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin. Our skin is exposed daily to an insult of free radicals, whether from pollution, excessive exposure to chemical irritants or ultraviolet rays of the sun,” said Dr. Newman. “As we age, the natural defense systems in skin tissue that help protect us from these insults are reduced. Aging of skin tissue also involves inflammation that is not adequately controlled, as well as an age-dependent decline in the ability of skin tissue to replenish itself with healthy epidermal cells.”

How Nerium Works
“Nerium’s age-defying products act to reduce oxidative injury to the skin. The product works as a potent antioxidant fighting free radicals and improving skin’s defense system. The increase in natural defense mechanisms results in an enhanced expression of superoxide dismutase (fighting free radicals) and the skin’s number one defense molecule… glutathione.”
“Our research has shown strong evidence and support for cell protection and renewal. These findings validate the product’s ability to help reduce the appearance of aging.”
“The safety of Nerium’s products should also be stressed. The phytochemicals (plant derived molecules) within aloe and oleander are well known, and their beneficial roles in helping protect and restore skin tissues have been well documented. The content of the plant molecule oleandrin is extremely low in Nerium products, there is no toxicity associated with the topical use of this unique molecule. Continued assessment of consumer feedback also attests to the safety and efficacy of Nerium products.”

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Robert A. Newman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Chief Science Officer: Nerium Biotechnology, Inc.

The Secret of Oleander and Good Skin