This year best skin treatment – known as nutricosmetics or nutraceuticals – have really taken off and now for nearly every pot of wrinkle cream there is usually a recommended supplement to go with it,helping support your skin from the inside as well as the outside. Thelatest to join in is a new beauty elixir, Fountain, The Beauty Molecule(£24.99 Boots) and the magic ingredient in this new wonder drink is resveratrol.
The health benefits of resveratrol are almost too numerous to count.This polyphenolic antioxidant compound, which is found naturally in red wine, red grapes, and peanuts, has been shown to help fight the aging process, promote a healthy heart, and boost cellular energy output,among many other benefits. And specifically with regard to cancer,resveratrol has been shown in at least 10 scientific studies published in recent years to help ward off melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin wrinkle reduction while studies by Harvard scientists earlier this year suggest that this potent anti oxidant directly activates a protein that promotes healthy and longevity (we¹ve all heard about the French paradox the idea that the French derive antioxidant benefits from red wine consumption). All resveratrol studies so far have been based on dietary supplements so although this wonder ingredient can now be found in many creams there is no conclusive evidence that it can actually penetrate the skin. Up to now it has never been available in liquid form but Fountain is now the first water soluble resveratrol on the market and they claim by simply taking one 5ml teaspoon daily (40mg of resveratrol) you can help delay the ageing process from the inside out. The key in all this is the quantity the body needs and one of the most intriguing questions is what dose of resveratrol may help humans achieve the health benefits but some research suggests that 20mg a day can help -the equivalent of 41 glasses of red wine! In the meantime taking a supplement as well as using your usual face cream can be a highly effective weapon in the war against wrinkles and better overall health. But they take time. So pick wisely, go for the ones which have proven results, and don¹t overdose. Also check with your doctor before some may interfere with any drugs you may already be taking. Here are my favourites:
*Dermaflex by Nutriemax £24.99 – contains Reservatrol and CoQ10 to help increase elasticity in the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. http://www.nutriemax.com
*Prototype 2 step cream and capsule regime £39.99 combines hyaluronic acid and Resveratrol to target the signs of ageing boots.com
*PureLogicol £29.99 collagen boosting supplement to help increase skin moisture and decrease wrinkles purelogical.co.uk
*Functionalab Anti-Age40+Beauty Dose designed for mature skin and includes Omega 3 fatty acids to support skin hydration http://www.functionalab.co.uk
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