CA-based wellness company. Under the Nutricosmet umbrella
are premium oyster powder, wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil
and wild organic seaweed, a fucoidan supplement, which are designed to help improve skin when taken together as a regimen.
When it comes to improving skin texture Pycnogenol, the
antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime
pine tree, was found to improve skin hydration and elasticity in
women, based on results clinical trial conducted at the Leibniz
Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Dusseldorf.
In the study, published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 20
healthy women (ages 55-68 years) were given 75mg of pyc-
nogenol a day for 12 weeks. Skin hydration, skin elasticity
and skin fatigue were assessed by non-invasive biophysical
methods at trial start and after six and 12 weeks. In addition,
each time, a biopsy was obtained to assess gene expression
of HAS-1 and COL1A1 and COL1A2. The study found that
Pycnogenol elevated COL1A1 by 29% and COL1A2 by 41%
and increased hyaluronic acid production in skin by 44%.
Further, Pycnogenol enhanced skin elasticity by 25% percent
and skin hydration by 8%.
isn’t reaching the most important cells for regeneration,” said Dr.
The global herbal supplements and remedies market is forecast
to reach $107 billion by 2017, fueled by a growing aging population and increasing consumer awareness about general health
and well being, according to a new report from Global Industry
And there seems to plenty of room for deeper penetration
Dr. Tabor’s Good Night Duo is a cream and a nightly supplement that work together.
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Proponents contend new clinical studies will help inner
beauty products take hold in the US.
“New, well-designed scientific human trials show
definite skin, hair and nail rejuvenation benefits from
inside-out oral cosmetics. Prior studies were either
too small or not well-designed for us to be sure,”
said Dr. Aaron Tabor, who has rolled out a new
line of skin care and dietary products in connection with Healthy Directions, a provider of
“Treating beauty from the inside-out
with active supplements ensures that we are
nourishing the living stem cells responsible for
the regeneration rate of new cells. Topical treatments only treat the superficial surface area of
the skin, hair, and nails to which the product is
applied versus the entire body with internal oral
cosmetics. Additionally, all of our skin, hair and nail
cells that we can see are already dead, so unless a
topical product active can achieve deep penetration, it