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Innovative Nutraceutical Approaches to Counteract the Signs of Aging

  • L. Genovese
  • S. Sibilla
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Abstract

The following chapter regards the benefits related to the daily consumption of a nutraceutical liquid beauty supplements in the fight against skin aging. Aging is a complex biological phenomenon, caused by several factors which are genetically and environmentally determined. In the skin, aging induces a gradual decrease in the levels of collagen and elastin, which are the main proteins responsible for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. As a consequence of aging, skin becomes more rigid and loses its ability to keep shape, and wrinkles and fine lines form. Following a healthy nutritional lifestyle can restore the homeostasis of macro- and micronutrients and support the physiology of cells and tissues in the skin. To this end, nutraceuticals offer formulations that increasingly represent a valid tool in the fight against skin aging. In this context, the consumption of hydrolyzed collagen-based beauty supplements can benefit the skin by restoring the natural production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. Blends of collagen peptides and multiple active ingredients can make them easily digestible, absorbed, and widely distributed in the human body. Importantly, they have been shown to restore skin hydration and elasticity and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Keywords

Skin aging Hydrolyzed collagen Hyaluronic acid GOLD COLLAGEN® Antioxidants Nutraceutical Nutritional supplement Functional food Fine lines Wrinkles Skin hydration Skin elasticity 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Dr. Martin Godfrey for his time and expertise in critically reviewing the manuscript. We would also like to thank all the dermatologists who collected the data, in particular Professor Andrea Corbo.

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