Nutrition Edit

​Our favourite ingredients to support winter skin

2nd Nov 2023

Ingredient Spotlight on Collagen

As the colder winter months set is, our skin can often feel drier and flakier due to the cold air, dry indoor heat, and low humidity levels. This can leave your skin looking a lot less radiant— not only your face, but also your hands, arms, and legs. The good news is, you can incorporate certain ingredients into your routine to support winter skin and increase hydration.

Vitamin C

Studies show that vitamin C helps support the skin barrier function and help reduce water loss, which may help prevent dry skin [1].Vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables including yellow peppers, spinach kiwis, broccoli, oranges, strawberries. Besides your diet, this powerful antioxidant can be found in our pioneering supplement system Skin Collagen Synergy.

Skin Collagen Synergy features four clever capsules that activates collagen production* for fresh younger-looking skin. Featuring two capsules of Skin Collagen Support, one Skin Vit C and one modern multivitamin Skin Vitality.


Skin Vit C

Skin Collagen Support

Skin Vitality

Hyaluronic acid and ceramides

Hyaluronic acid is used widely topically but research shows that taking orally in combination with other nutrients may significantly increase hydration [2].This hydrating ingredient also supports skin roughness, which is more common in the winter months. This is due to less humidity and drier houses from central heating.

Ceramides help lock moisture into your skin, preventing dryness and irritation. Locking in moisture may also minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as they are often more visible when the skin is drier.

Where can you find both? Skin Moisture IQ – the smart supplement system for dry skin, containing Skin Moisture Lock™, Skin Omegas+, Skin Vit A+ and Skin Vitality for overall skin, hair, nail and body health.

Omega fatty acids

Omega fatty acids help support your epidermis by supporting skin concerns such as redness, dryness, and itchy skin – some of the symptoms that are increased during the winter [3].

Omega 3appears to improve skin barrier function, sealing in moisture and keeping out irritants [4].

These can be found in our Skin Omegas+ featuring Omega 3, 6 and vitamin A to nourish and smooth support overall skin health. Our fish oils are sustainably sourced and certified by Friend of the Sea.

Skin-friendly bacteria

Seasonal changes can cause different skin concerns, but a common one is dry, flaky, rough skin. Beneficial bacteria can help support the gut-skin connection and overall skin health. We believe the key to healthy skin is a healthy gut.

Skin-friendly bacteria are in our Skin Youth Biome™, which synergises 6 strains of skin-friendly bacteria to target the 7 signs of ageing: fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, uneven skin tone, dullness, dryness, and thinning skin.

Sources:

  1. The roles of vitamin C in skin health. National Library of Medicine. August 2017.
  1. Ingestion of an Oral Hyaluronan Solution Improves Skin Hydration, Wrinkle Reduction, Elasticity, and Skin Roughness: Results of a Clinical Study.National Library of Medicine. October 2017.
  1. Chronic Inflammation. National Library of Medicine. National Library of Medicine. Roma Pahwa; Amandeep Goyal; August 2023.
  1. Study on the use of omega-3 fatty acids as a therapeutic supplement in treatment of psoriasis. National Library of Medicine. August 2023.
  1. Ceramides and skin function. National Library of Medicine. 2003