Background: Skin is the largest and most visible organ of the body. Many of its functions
include temperature regulation, immunity from microorganisms, maintaining electrolyte balance, and
protection from physical injuries, chemical agents and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Aging occurs in
every layer of the skin, primarily due to the degradation of its components. Induction of degradative
enzymes and the abundant production of reactive oxygen species lead to skin aging. Understanding the
complexity of skin structure and factors contributing to the skin aging will help us impede the aging
process. Applications of anti-aging products are a common method to prevent or repair damages that
lead to aging.
Conclusion: This review will provide information on the causes and indicators of skin aging as well as
examine studies that have used plants to produce anti-aging products.