There has been a huge surge in sales of nutricosmetics as more people seek natural products to support the structure and health of their skin. From smoothies, powders and capsules through to IV vitamin infusions and sprays, consumers are getting their skin supplementations through many different ways and spending more than ever before in the quest for beautiful, healthy skin.
Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Borysiewicz was interviewed by Vogue about the efficacy of nutricosmetics and shares her insight on how to navigate the complex supplements arena.
Do nutrition supplements actually work for the skin? “Antioxidants like Vitamins C & E really do help safeguard against environmental damage, which can cause both skin ageing and acne," says Dr. Borysiewicz.
Vitamin A, B12, C, D and E, zinc, collagen, Omega 3, iron, hyaluronic acid are just some of the supplements that are discussed within the feature. With so many supplements to choose from, it’s not surprising that consumers find the nutritional supplements confusing. Dr. Borysiewicz shares her top tip “I actually recommend Pregnacare to a lot of women, even if they're not pregnant - it's got a great mix of ingredients and if it's safe in pregnancy, you know it's really safe!"
Whether trying to improve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, improve hyper-pigmentation, or slow down the ageing of the skin, there are many products available to support the health of the skin, but it is always advisable to consult with a medical professional before starting on supplements.