Beauty foods, antioxidant cocktails, and nutritional supplements with skin benefits define a growing category of wellness known as Nutritional Cosmetics (or more readily known as Nutricosmetics.) Call them the missing link in beauty programs, Nutricosmetics help to bridge the gap between optimal health and total beauty.
Nutricosmetics work to nourish and protect the skin “from within”
There are many factors that can accelerate skin aging such as, hormonal imbalance, inflammation, smoking and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Skin is the largest organ in the body and therefore places incredible nutrient demands on the body for optimal growth and repair. Our skin protects us from the environment, maintains moisture, regulates temperature, and is a part of our immune system. The skin is continuously exposed to oxidation and environmental factors which cause damage and challenge its normal functions. The deeper layers of the skin contain all the components that give skin its strength and elasticity — this is where the blood vessels are located which carry nutrients when taken internally. This creates a need for specific nutrients to maintain skin health and to prevent oxidative stress (skin aging.)
In conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle, Nutricosmetics may provide all critical nutrients to the body to help optimize skin cell renewal and best protect the skin from oxidative stress (aging.) With the busy lifestyles we lead, obtaining all essential nutrients through diet alone can be difficult. Most Nutricosmetics offer antioxidant-rich formulations that may contain a mixture of minerals, vitamins, botanical and natural compounds to promote healthier, firmer, smoother glowing skin.
Leading the Beauty Nutrition Revolution, GliSODin Skin Nutrients offers a complete range of products to work along with your beauty programs. Developed by Nutritionists & Dermatologists, each formulation provides GliSODin, a unique melon extract from France shown in over 20 clinical studies to help protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals (including the skin.) The products work along with topical skin care to help promote healthy skin cells and minimize skin irritation through antioxidant-rich formulations.
Nutritional Cosmetics are quickly becoming a major player in the beauty industry and a top emerging trend for 2010.
Paula Simpson, B.A.Sc. (Nutrition), R.N.C.P. is the Executive Director of Isocell North America and holds a degree in nutrition. She has over 15 years of experience in consulting, public relations, product formulation and program development for the Nutraceutical and Medical Aesthetic Industry. She is co-founder and one of the formulators behind the GliSODin Skin Nutrients Nutricosmetic line.