Co-founder of Women To Women, Marcelle Pick, puts it aptly when she said that the key to beautiful skin is “what you put in your body" than what you put on it. This is because of after years of research, science has demonstrated that skin aging is not chronological but biological - thus can be delayed or reversed. Pick recommends "a natural and holistic approach that includes optimal diet, healthier lifestyle and smarter product choices.”
The Nutricosmetics Way To Beautiful Skin
Nutricosmetics are natural health supplements formulated to support the structure, function, appearance and health of the skin, hair and nails by nourishing the body to bring out beauty from within. Swedish biochemist Ake Dahlgren, known as the Father of “Internal Skincare”, states that skin cells are capable of absorbing nutrients (bioavailability) - thus improving skin’s appearance. Nutrients such as Vitamin C has a well-researched anti-oxidant effect that reduces the impact of free radicals. Phytoceramides are now widely regarded as a potent ingredient for preserving youthful and healthy skin, and are widely used in anti-aging skincare products. Carotenes and flavonoids have been shown to protect the skin from UV damage. So you can literally eat your way to a lovely skin as envisioned by Dahlgren: Beautiful skin begins from within.
The A-list ingredients
Collagen, phytoceramides, hyaluronic acid, gynostemma, cherry blossom and olive oil extracts are some of the acclaimed elements that can be found in many topical and oral skincare formulations. Ceramiracle’s award-winning FIRST LIGHT Ceramides Skin Supplement is a good example of a one-a-day beauty capsule’s success story. Fusing the might of ceramides with other skin-loving nutrients such as tomato extract, gynostemma and French melon derived SOD, it proffers maximum results with minimal effort: Just one capsule a day and it’ll boost skin hydration and moisturization by 23% in just 2 weeks - keeping it young, soft, smooth and radiant. Since its launch in the US and debut on Amazon last November, FIRST LIGHT has seen strong and steady sales, thanks to the quick buildup of a large group of loyal customers. Ceramiracle’s Digital Marketing Manager Daniel Tan attributes this rapid traction to a targeted online marketing strategy. “Talk to all and you’ll talk to none. So we reach out only to those who are looking for the easy way out to beautiful, youthful and radiant skin because we have the solution in FIRST LIGHT.”
Bottom Line - Do They Work?
Skincare supplements come in various forms including capsule, tablet, food and beverage. While some understandably question and doubt the efficacy and effectiveness of oral skincare, there have been validated studies that lend credence to Dahlgren’s ingestible skincare method. For example, a German double-blind study monitored 62 women who had consumed a skincare supplement whose active ingredients included vitamins C and E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc and amino acids. The results were positive as the women reported significant improvements in skin texture and elasticity after 6 weeks and 12 weeks. In 2012, The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published an article on the potential benefits of nutricosmetics that contain polyphenols and carotenoids. And in 2015, global sales of skincare supplements reached US$3.3 billion! So it’s safe to assume that the skincare supplements are working out quite well for many people.