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Healthy results using Japanese Lilyturf

Grass Clippings - Japanese LillyturfIt's great for beds and borders and city gardens.

But it turns out Japanese lilyturf doesn’t just brighten up your home – it might help do wonders for your face.

The plant – a pretty tufted grass that provides evergreen ground cover – is the key ingredient in what is being touted as a breakthrough skin treatment.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have used the plant – Ophiopogon japonicas – to treat inflammation and infection for centuries.

Now, it is being harnessed by scientists at Boots as the main active ingredient in its new Balancing Skin Concentrate. An independent NHS consultant has confirmed the results of clinical trials do show it delivers healthier-looking skin in 28 days.

The new concentrate represents a bid to tap into a demand for healthy looking skin rather than chasing the fantasy of eternal youth.

Boots skincare scientific adviser Dr Mike Bell said: ‘It is very rich in homoisoflavinoids that help the skin moisturise itself.

‘We know from our studies that it turns on natural moisturising factor in the skin.’

The new products, which are part of a range of 23 under the YourGoodSkin brand, represent a massive investment for the company, which is now part of the US giant Walgreens.

Read more on The Daily Mail

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