3 preconceived ideas about nutricosmetics: don’t be fooled!
While creams and injections of active ingredients are well known in the world of aesthetics, we hear a little less about nutricosmetics.
A contraction of “nutrition” and “cosmetics”, this approach proposes that consumers enjoy certain beauty benefits by consuming specific cocktails of nutrients.
Unfortunately, shortcuts are quickly taken and misconceptions start to circulate: weight loss, hair loss reduction and wrinkle reduction are all mixed up in a ballet of confusion.
So what exactly is nutricosmetics about? When should it be used and what results can be expected?
Discover 3 preconceived ideas about nutricosmetics so that you can make a more informed choice the next time you buy.
Cosmetics are the weapon of choice when it comes to shining in society, camouflaging a skin problem or getting closer to a self-image, cosmetics are a common and very old practice.
Faced with the problems that its development has caused over the centuries, ranging from animal cruelty to health risks, alternative approaches have emerged.
Alongside creams, lotions and ointments, pharmacy shelves have seen the arrival of food supplements that offer similar beauty benefits to your skin in some cases.
In an effort to support healthy ageing, the question of effectiveness often arises: why persist in using skin-applied cosmetics that offer “surface” results when it is possible to treat problems “from the inside” with a nutricosmetic solution to be swallowed?
Despite what we tend to believe, nutricosmetics is not intended to replace cosmetics for three key reasons:
- The results of a cream are generally visible within a few hours on the skin, whereas it generally takes several days to several weeks to notice the first visible effects of a nutricosmetic;
- The cosmetic approach is broad in that the definition of beauty can be varied, whereas the motto of nutricosmetics is: “beautiful skin is healthy skin”.
Unlike hyaluronic acid injections, for example, nutricosmetics does not propose a local approach focused solely on beauty. On the contrary, it consists of trying to provide the nutrients that the body lacks to allow your skin to glow with health and thus express a natural beauty.
No, nutricosmetics is not "dieting".
While nutricosmetics products are indeed dietary supplements, they do not share the same ingredients or objectives as some of the products in this category.
There is a wide range of supplements available for muscle building and weight loss.
Nutricosmetics, as the name suggests, is an approach aimed at providing beauty benefits, mainly directed at the skin.
So, while some of the higher quality nutricosmetics offer very interesting results for both skin and hair quality improvement, joint pain alleviation and weight control, they are not for “dieting”.
In other words, keep this in mind: nutricosmetics are dietary supplements but not all dietary supplements are nutricosmetics.
Choose a complementary approach by combining a beauty routine based on classic cosmetics and a food supplement to obtain long-term and in-depth results.
No, the active ingredients you consume do not go directly into your skin
Among the key ingredients of nutricosmetic products, collagen is the leader.
An active principle that our skin needs to maintain its firmness, among other things, collagen sees its production decrease during the ageing process.
From our twenties onwards, our body slows down its production, which leads our epidermis to age progressively and eventually to the familiar signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.
This is the reason why the food supplements of the nutricosmetic industry largely use collagen.
Whether it is porcine, bovine or marine, this essential element in the accompaniment of your ageing has more or less the same properties.
However, it would be wrong to think that “eating collagen” is enough to replace the collagen lost by your epidermis and dermis.
A preconceived idea that has a hard skin, this vision is erroneous because in order to reach the cells of your skin barrier, the collagen of your food supplements must first pass through your digestive system.
From the stomach to the intestines, it will be exposed to high levels of acidity, stifling heat, and to a bacterial flora that will break it down into smaller units.
In other words, in order to reach your bloodstream and end up in your skin, collagen will have to lose its properties of… collagen!
In fact, it is the amino acids, the blocks that make up the collagen protein, that will pass the intestinal barrier to enter the bloodstream.
From then on, these are amino acids that your body will be able to use in order to rebuild, maintain and even grow itself, and it is from these amino acids, among others, that your cells will be able to continue their production of collagen in good and due form.
MyCollagenLift: beauty benefits that match the quality of the ingredients
Aware of the problems your skin faces on a daily basis, the MyPUREskin team is pleased to see that it is helping to support your skin towards healthy ageing.
Thanks to MyCollagenLift, a nutricosmetic cocktail in which each ingredient has been selected for its natural origin and its ability to enter into synergy with the other elements of its unique formula, you can :
- Nourish your skin;
- Support your skin in its collagen production;
- Contribute to your skin’s natural defence mechanisms against certain premature ageing factors.
Indeed, MyCollagenLift is nothing less than :
- Marine collagen peptides (obtained by hydrolysis and whose low molecular weight allows better bioavailability);
- Hyaluronic acid, capable of carrying nearly 1000 times its weight to contribute to a good hydration of your skin, in depth and in duration;
- Wheat ceramides (gluten-free) to accompany this hydration by helping to protect your body from insensible water loss;
- Organic silicon, a skin restorer that supports your body’s antioxidant defence mechanisms;
- Vitamin C, extracted from acerola, which helps to neutralise free radicals;
- Vitamin E, which plays a similar role;
- OPC from grapes, whose polyphenolic structure contributes to this antioxidant effort;
- Zinc, a trace element that also helps to support your natural defences against free electrons.
Ready to choose the nutricosmetic product that best suits you to accompany your other skin care products? Then why not develop a more effective beauty routine by starting a first 3-month course of MyCollagenLift?
In just a few weeks, you will be delighted with the first results. Better suppleness and firmness for your skin are on the agenda as well as other beauty benefits: why not take advantage of it?