BE BEAUTIFUL from Within
Gorgeous! What does it take for her skin to be that gorgeous, you wonder. Your skin is a reflection of your inner being. Equally important as choosing the right jar of cream to treat your skin condition, what you feed yourself on a daily basis plays a vital role in your skin health. Consuming the right nutrients will not only enhance your natural beauty but also gives the skin a more radiant, healthy and youthful glow. Discover the 5 essential nutrients to enhance your natural beauty.
Build Healthy Skin
Sufficient intake of protein is important to:
- Provide essential amino acids (which are not made in your body) to optimise skin’s function.
- Repair and generate new skin cells and tissues.
- Produce healthy hormones and vital enzymes for skin.
- Support production of amino acid glutathione that help to shield skin cells against sun damage.1
- Stimulate production of hyaluronic acid to bind and retain water in skin cells, ensuring optimal hydration and moisture in skin.2
- Inhibit degradation process of collagen and elastin for reduction of wrinkles, discolouration and improve overall skin appearance.3
- Improve skin texture and lighten skin pigmentation3 for radiant, glowing skin.
Internal UV Shield
Polyphenols shield your skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals attack4. It:
- Halts breakdown of collagen and elastin, boosting collagen production.5
- Reduces inflammation.6
- Smoothens fine lines and wrinkles.6
- Reduces formation of pigmentation.
- Promotes firmer and younger looking skin.6
Bye-Bye Stress, Hello Beautiful!
B Vitamins is known as an “anti-stress” vitamin. But do you know they are essential for skin, hair and nail health too? It:
- Speeds up wound healing.7
- Reduce spread of acne and facial blemishes.8
- Protect skin from UV damage, reduce risk of developing skin cancer.9
- Support red blood cell formation10, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles, aiding hair growth.
- Improve hair flexibility, strength and shine, thus reducing hair graying and hair loss.
- Build and repair nail tissue, strengthening them so they do not break or chip easily.
Regular intake of vitamin C helps to:
- Defend against free radicals.11
- Protect collagen from oxidative damage.
- Promote collagen synthesis and skin regeneration.11,12
- Reduce appearance of wrinkles, soothe dry and rough skin.13
- Act as a depigmenting and anti-inflammatory agent.14
- Aid in wound healing.11
- Protect against UV rays.14
- Promote iron absorption, necessary to keep our hair strong and healthy.
- Maintain integrity of nails.
Support Firmer Skin
Delay signs of ageing and start taking collagen now to:
- Restore natural deterioration of collagen15, thus experience better skin elasticity16.
- Enjoy supple, firmer skin.16
- Improve skin moisture15, reduce facial dryness and flakiness.
- Minimize appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.17
- Reduce scar visibility.17
- Help bust firming and lifting.
- Support in producing keratin for stronger hair.
- Reduce brittle nails by as much as 43% with daily consumption.
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