Skin-care agent, health and face-care foodstuff

Application Number: 00108263
Application Date: 2000.04.28
Publication Number: 1283413
Publication Date: 2001.02.14
Priority Information: 1999/8/9 JP 225245/99
International: A23L1/30;A61K31/715
Applicant(s) Name: Kiyatsu Aquatic Product Chemical Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Matahira Yoshiharu;Saito Michiko
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: chen jianhua
Abstract The present invention provides a skin care agent comprising N-acetylglucosamine as an active ingredient. The skin care agent is preferably in the form of tablets, capsules, powder such as dust or granules, liquid or paste. The skin care agent of the present invention may be incorporated into foods such as confectioneries, powdered soup and beverages. By orally ingesting the skin care agent of the present invention, the N-acetylglucosamine as an active ingredient is rapidly absorbed, and by utilizing a part thereof as a starting material of acidic mucopolysaccharides such as hyaluronic acid or chondroitin sulfate, the moisture and tension of skin can be improved and the rough skin and fine wrinkles can be prevented or ameliorated.