Breaking Away from Traditional Cosmetics: A Closer Look at the World of Nutricosmetics and the Power of Collagen Supplementation.

Breaking Away from Traditional Cosmetics: A Closer Look at the World of Nutricosmetics and the Power of Collagen Supplementation.

In the realm of beauty and wellness, a paradigm shift is underway. Traditional cosmetics, once the go-to solution for enhancing one's appearance, are now being complemented by a groundbreaking approach known as nutricosmetics. This cutting-edge field lies at the intersection of nutrition and cosmetics, harnessing the power of dietary supplements to nurture beauty from the inside out.

The term "nutricosmetics" encompasses a wide range of oral supplements designed to promote healthier skin, hair, and nails. Unlike topical cosmetics that merely conceal imperfections, nutricosmetics work at a cellular level, providing the essential nutrients necessary for optimal skin health and radiance.

A Brief Historical Journey

While the concept of nutricosmetics may seem novel, its roots can be traced back to the late 1980s. It was during this time that Swedish biochemist Ake Dahlgren introduced the world's first nutricosmetic product, Imedeen. He proposed a revolutionary idea: that skin cells could effectively absorb and utilize available nutrients, thereby improving the skin's overall appearance¹.

Initially met with skepticism, Dahlgren's theory has since gained credibility, thanks to advancing manufacturing technologies and a growing body of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of nutricosmetics.

The Unique Benefits of Nutricosmetics

Unlike traditional cosmetics that merely camouflage skin imperfections, nutricosmetics nourish the skin from within. These dietary supplements can help address a wide range of concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and loss of elasticity. 

Popular nutricosmetics include collagen peptides, which are easily absorbed proteins that promote skin elasticity and hydration. Biotin, a B vitamin, is well-known for strengthening hair and nails by facilitating keratin production. Antioxidants like vitamins C and E fight oxidative stress that accelerates skin aging. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil support the skin's protective barrier function. Plant-derived compounds like resveratrol and curcumin contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin inflammation and damage from environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution.

Exploring the World of Nutricosmetic Products

The nutricosmetics market is evidently brimming with innovative products, each offering unique benefits – the options are endless. However, one ingredient stands out as a true game-changer: marine collagen.

 

Marine Collagen: A Sustainable Solution for Radiant Skin

Collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, plays a crucial role in maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. Unfortunately, our bodies produce less collagen as we age, leading to visible signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles and sagging. This is where collagen supplements can make a significant difference.

At NutriBeauties, we use marine collagen in our supplements. Derived from the scales, skin, and bones of fish and other marine organisms, marine collagen offers several advantages over traditional bovine or porcine sources. Not only is it abundant and sustainable, but it is also free from religious restrictions and animal pathogens, making it a safer and more ethical choice.

The Science Behind Collagen's Efficacy

Collagen makes up around 30% of the body’s total protein content. It is the major structural component of connective tissues like skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments². 

At NutriBeauties, our marine collagen supplements contain a high concentration of Type I and Type III marine collagen, which are especially important for skin health. Type I collagen makes up 80-90% of the collagen in the dermis (inner layer of skin). It forms long fibrous bundles that provide structural integrity. Type III collagen co-exists with type I, forming a net-like structure that further reinforces the dermis.

Furthermore, to enhance bioavailability and absorption, our marine collagen is hydrolyzed (‘broken down’) into low-molecular-weight collagen peptides. These smaller peptides are more easily absorbed by the body, allowing them to reach the target tissues and exert their beneficial effects more effectively.

Additionally, numerous studies have demonstrated the anti-aging and skin-enhancing properties of marine collagen peptides. For instance, a 2018 randomized placebo-controlled trial revealed that a low-molecular-weight collagen hydrolysate derived from sutchi catfish skin significantly improved skin hydration, elasticity, and reduced the appearance of wrinkles in older adults after 6 weeks of supplementation³.

Revolutionising Nutricosmetics: The Nutri Beauties Advantage

What sets NutriBeauties apart from other nutricosmetics brands is our commitment to using only the highest-quality, sustainably sourced marine collagen, ensuring maximum efficacy and safety. Our range of supplements, including liquids and powder, provide a gentle yet powerful boost to your skin's natural rejuvenation processes and help maintain a youthful, glowing appearance.

Our unique formulas also offer a comprehensive approach to holistic wellness. Our liquid collagen supplements are enriched with bioactive natural compounds like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and vitamin D3, that work in synergy to support radiant, hydrated skin as well as overall health. Our newly-launched collagen powder boasts 19 essential amino acids, and is easily mixed into drinks and food to augment nourishment.

 

Embrace a Holistic Approach to Beauty and Wellness

At NutriBeauties, we believe that true beauty is more than skin-deep; it's a reflection of your overall well-being. By incorporating our line of marine collagen supplements into your daily routine, you're taking a step towards a more balanced approach to wellness.

Break away from the limitations of traditional cosmetics and embrace the power of nutricosmetics. With NutriBeauties, you can nourish your skin from the inside out, and glow with your inner beauty.

 

Sources:

  1. Simpson, P. (2013, September 2). A Fresh Look at Nutricosmetics: Where Are We Now? Nutraceuticals World. https://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2013-09/view_features/a-fresh-look-at-nutricosmetics-where-are-we-now/
  2. Ricard-Blum, S. (2011). The Collagen Family. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 3(1), a004978. https://doi.org/10.1101/cshperspect.a004978
  3. Kim, D.-U., Chung, H.-C., Choi, J., Sakai, Y., & Lee, B.-Y. (2018). Oral Intake of Low-Molecular-Weight Collagen Peptide Improves Hydration, Elasticity, and Wrinkling in Human Skin: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Nutrients, 10(7), 826. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10070826







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