Skin & Beauty

Vitamin D could be simple key to assisting burn healing

06 Nov 2017 --- Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate, UK. This study is the first to investigate the role of vitamin D in recovery from burn injury and suggests that vitamin D supplementation may be a simple and cost-effective treatment to enhance burn healing.

For skincare consumers, feeling healthy trumps looking young: Lycored survey

10 Oct 2017 --- Only 14 percent of consumers list appearing younger as one of their reasons for using skincare products, and only 18 percent are motivated by a desire to look attractive. This is according to a new report from Lycored exploring the growing popularity of supplements for skincare. By contrast, 79 percent said they used products to keep their skin healthy, and 62 percent said they used products to feel good about themselves.

Givaudan’s Active Beauty partners with Draco Natural Products on botanical ingredients line

06 Oct 2017 --- Switzerland-headquartered flavors and fragrances creator Givaudan has formed a strategic partnership with Draco Natural Products, Inc. for the development of a new proprietary line of bioactive botanical ingredients for use in its Active Beauty business.

Beauty from within presents attractive options despite regional challenges

29 Sep 2017 --- The beauty-from-within space has been gaining traction over recent years, with a number of key ingredients piquing the interest of consumers and suppliers alike. Today, NutritionInsight looks at some of the regional differences, challenges and opportunities this space offers.

Nutritional supplements to bring out beauty from within

27 Sep 2017 --- Beauty through nutrition is a topic that has arguably long been underexplored outside of Asia. However, there is no shortage of companies or products looking to bring this trend to the rest of the world in different ways. Today, in the first part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at the hottest ingredients in the beauty-from-within space.

Nicotinamide may put a stop to melanoma

09 Aug 2017 --- Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has the potential to prevent melanoma in high-risk individuals, according to a review published in the Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine review. Strategies for skin cancer that prevent the need for chemotherapy are extremely important, especially during a time of aging populations and increasing rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers worldwide, notes the study. The use of nicotinamide, therefore, presents an interesting option for preventing the most dangerous form of skin cancer in the future. The cost of nicotinamide is approximately US$10 per month if taken at 1g per day as recommended. 

 

Study finds tomato-rich diet cuts skin cancer risk in half

14 Jul 2017 --- Research involving mice that were fed a tomato-rich diet on a daily basis showed a reduction in the development of skin cancer tumors, by up to half in some cases.

Common Antioxidant Could Slow Symptoms of Skin Aging

31 May 2017 --- Researchers from the University of Maryland have found that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical – an antioxidant called methylene blue – improved physical, biochemical and genetic aging markers in experiments with human skin cells and simulated skin tissues. The study was published online yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Psoriasis Patients Cite Cutting Alcohol, Taking Omega 3 as Best Ways to Improve Skin

24 May 2017 --- A US study into common dietary habits, interventions and perceptions among patients with psoriasis has found that reducing alcohol, gluten, nightshades, and adding omega 3, vegetables and oral vitamin D were the most commonly reported dietary interventions leading to improved skin.

Vitamin D Supplementation May Improve Fertility

23 May 2017 --- Researchers will today present new data on the link between vitamin D and male fertility at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) in Lisbon. The new results add to our understanding of the effects of low vitamin D levels on testosterone levels and whether vitamin D supplementation could help improve fertility in both sexes.

BASF’s Innovation Platform Yields New Anti-Aging Ingredient

11 Apr 2017 --- BASF’s new research platform on extraction and processes has yielded its first results in the form of Oligolin, a hydrolyzed linseed extract concentrated in oligosaccharides. The new anti-aging active ingredient was developed by experts from BASF’s R&D department for bio-actives in cooperation with experts from the University of Reims and their Technology Transfer Office SATT Nord.

Skin Health: Microbiota Plays Key Role in Acne Development

07 Apr 2017 --- Researchers have found that the overall balance of the bacteria on a person’s skin, rather than the presence or absence of a particular bacterial strain, appears to be an important factor for acne development and skin health. The research team used over-the-counter pore cleansing strips to obtain skin follicle samples and were able to detect the subtle differences in skin bacteria composition from those with, and without, acne.

AIDP Expands Digestive Health and “Healthy Aging” Ingredient Portfolios

03 Apr 2017 --- Functional ingredients manufacturer AIDP has signed an exclusive license and distribution agreement with agrotechnology company Anagenix to market its kiwifruit-based ingredients, Actazin and Livaux. Anagenix is a New Zealand-based company specializing in the discovery of natural bioactives. Actazin is a cold-pressed powdered kiwi fruit concentrate that is a natural source of prebiotics, fiber, enzymes and polyphenols and may support bowel function.

 

Evolva Launches High Purity, Sustainably Produced Resveratrol

14 Feb 2017 --- Evolva have launched Veri-te, the brand for high-purity, sustainably produced resveratrol. Veri-te resveratrol is produced from the same natural fermentation process that has been used for years to make high-purity ingredients with uniform consistency, ranging from medicines to food ingredients.

Lycored Launch Campaign to Promote Ingestible Skincare

08 Feb 2017 --- Lycored have launched a campaign, which aims to drive consumer engagement with ingestible skincare, helping to bring the category into the mainstream.

New Sacred Lotus Plant Biofunctional For Aging Skin

02 Nov 2016 --- Personal and home care company, Ashland has launched a new personal care solution utilizing the biologically active benefits of the Sacred Lotus plant. 

Supplements with Lycopene or Lutein Protect Skin Against UV Radiation

01 Nov 2016 --- Lycored have announced the publication of its paper in the British Journal of Dermatology. Within the paper, scientists show that, when assuming the role of genes as indicators of oxidative stress, photo-dermatoses and photo-aging, Lycopene-Rich Tomato Nutrient Complex, and lutein provide protection against solar radiation-induced health damage.

Vitamin B During Pregnancy Reduces Child Eczema Risk

26 Sep 2016 --- Infants whose mothers had a higher level of the vitamin B Nicotinamide during pregnancy are 30% less likely to develop eczema by the age of 12 months, a new study has shown.

The findings from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, is the first to link maternal serum levels of nicotinamide, a naturally occurring vitamin, and related metabolites to the risk of atopic eczema in the child.

Clinical Study Backs Claims Made by Skincare Brand SkinAx²

06 Sep 2016 --- SkinAx², a new anti-aging formula from the French Group Activ’Inside, has been backed by a published clinical study on its capacity to improve skin radiance by oral route.

Monteloeder Announce New Phone App to Help People Stay Safe In The Sun

08 Aug 2016 --- Monteloeder is set to release a new smartphone application on the 30th September, with aims to help customers track the benefits of using its NutroxSun oral suncare formulation and stay safe in the sun.

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