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Nutrition for Healthy Skin

Strategies for Clinical and Cosmetic Practice

  • First clinical guide which addresses the key questions about practical aspects of nutrition Based strategies in clinical and cosmetic dermatology

  • Reader-friendly structured and lavishly illustrated

  • Written by international experts of the field

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Nutrition and Skin: The Scientific Basis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Cutaneous Changes in Nutritional Diseases

      • Matthias Schmuth, Peter O. Fritsch
      Pages 3-13
    3. Skin Aging

      • Jean Krutmann
      Pages 15-24
    4. Non-melanoma Skin Cancer

      • Mark Berneburg
      Pages 25-33
    5. Skin Barrier Function

      • Peter M. Elias, Joan S. Wakefield
      Pages 35-48
  3. Functional Food for Skin Works: Intervention Studies in Humans and Animal Models

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Botanical Antioxidants for Skin Protection: An Overview

      • Farrukh Afaq, Hasan Mukhtar
      Pages 51-63
    3. Systemic Photoprotection by Carotenoids

      • Wilhelm Stahl
      Pages 65-70
    4. Systemic and Topical Use of Green Tea Polyphenols for Healthy Skin

      • Aton M. Holzer, Nabiha Yusuf, Brandon Tisdale, Santosh K. Katiyar, Craig A. Elmets
      Pages 71-83
    5. Flavonoid-Rich Nutrients for the Skin

      • Wilhelm Stahl
      Pages 85-90
    6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Skin

      • Suzanne Margaret Pilkington, Lesley Elizabeth Rhodes
      Pages 91-107
    7. Potential Benefits of Soy for Skin, Hair, and Nails

      • Robert M. Blair, Aaron Tabor
      Pages 109-117
    8. Photoprotection by Nicotinamide

      • Diona L. Damian, Gary M. Halliday
      Pages 119-128
    9. Probiotics and Regulation of Immune Responses

      • Josette Péguet-Navarro
      Pages 129-135
    10. Prebiotic Cosmetics

      • Rainer Simmering, Roland Breves
      Pages 137-147
    11. Micronutrients for Hair and Nails

      • E. Haneke, Robert Baran
      Pages 149-163
  4. How to use Functional Food in Clinical Dermatology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165
    2. How to Prove Safety and Efficacy in Nutrition-Based intervention Studies for Human Skin

      • Christiane Montastier, Sophie Mac-Mary, Jean Krutmann, Philippe Humbert
      Pages 181-188

About this book

During the past few years, significant scientific evidence has accumulated to show that nutrition-based strategies are capable of exerting beneficial effects on the skin. This exceptional reference • describes the scientific basis for nutrition-based strategies, • summarizes the evidence that functional food for skin really works, and • addresses key practical issues regarding the use of nutrition-based strategies in clinical and cosmetic dermatology. It is anticipated that this helpful guide, written by acclaimed international experts, will become the gold standard on the role of nutrition in ensuring healthy skin. It will be of interest to a wide audience, including dermatologists, food industry staff, patients, and consumers.


  • cosmetics
  • function food
  • nutritional supplement
  • skin aging

Editors and Affiliations

  • Inst. Umweltmedizinische Forschung (IUF), Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Jean Krutmann

  • Service Dermatologie et, Medecine Vasculaire, CHU Besancon, Besancon, France

    Philippe Humbert

About the editors

Jean Krutmann is Professor of Dermatology and Environmental Medicine and Director of the Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung (Institute for Environmental Medical Research) at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. His field of research is dermatotoxicology and immunodermatology, with special emphasis on environmentally induced skin diseases. He is author or co-author of more than 200 papers and the recipient of various awards. Professor Philippe Humbert is Head of the Dermatology Department at Besançon University Hospital Center and manager of the center’s Skin Engineering and Biology Laboratory. He is also Vice President of the French Society of Dermatology and Chairman of the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin. Professor Humbert has an impressive publication record on a range of topics in dermatology.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nutrition for Healthy Skin

  • Book Subtitle: Strategies for Clinical and Cosmetic Practice

  • Editors: Jean Krutmann, Philippe Humbert

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-12263-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-42225-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-12264-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 208

  • Topics: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, General Practice and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-12264-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout