Autumn season is often stressful for our skin: for lots of people dropping temperatures mean a dryer skin, more sensitive and easily prone to crepying, wrinkling and irritation. This happens because sensory nerves in the deeper layer of the skin are directly exposed to the external stimuli due to the collapsing skin barrier function. When the skin is too dry, sweat and natural fats are simply not enough to shield our epidermis from pressure, rubbing and atmospheric agents, such as wind, cold and sun rays.
To cuddle our skin when cooler temperatures approach, more and more consumers are choosing ingestible nutricosmetic products to supplement their topical treatments. This beauty-from-within movement is expected to enter a period of healthy growth and development in the years ahead. Nutrition Business Journal reports sales of supplements in the “hair/skin/nails” category increased 7.2% from 2019 to 2020, and is expected to increase to 9.9% in 2021.
Such a shift is happening also because younger consumers tend to privilege a more holistic, proactive and long-term approach to healthcare and beauty: cosmeceuticals can be perfectly complemented by adding ingestible nutricosmetics, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen peptides.
Multiple studies have shown how oral intake of nutraceutical hyaluronans such as SinoHyal FG efficaciously contributes to maintain the hydration of epidermal and dermal tissues. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study discovered that the metabolites of hyaluronic acid livened skin moisture up and enhanced treatment results for patients with dry skin. Furthermore, ingested hyaluronic acid contributes to boost its natural production in our body and promotes cell proliferation in fibroblasts. As our system easily absorbs HA and distributes it throughout the body, it delivers it to the skin as well, complementing skincare daily routines for more lasting changes from the inside out.