Imedeen is a nutricosmetic. It was developed in the 1980s by the Swedish biochemist Ake Dahlgren. Dahlgren observed that certain marine extracts taken orally could help protect and restore the structure and function of the skin. This effect has been shown in clinical study.
The Imedeen trademark is owned by Ferrosan A/S of Denmark.
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