Views: 5 Author: Golden Horizon Biologics Publish Time: 2020-04-29 Origin: Golden Horizon Biologics
With the intensification of the current population aging process. Discussions on the topic of delaying aging have become more and more heated, and many young people have joined the discussion. There are also endless ways to delay the signs of aging in the market, and the market for products that improve skin health from the body, that is, nutrition and beauty products, is accelerating. Nowadays, more and more consumers are paying more and more attention to the things absorbed in their bodies, so whether it is the nutritional market or the cosmetics market, the market share of natural products is constantly expanding.
Instead, the conflict between nutrition and cosmetics has promoted the development of food supplements and functional beverage products that improve skin health from the body. Consumers' acceptance of the concept of "beauty from within" is increasing, which promotes the growth of the nutrition and beauty products market, especially ready-to-drink beverages and collagen products. Despite the continuous growth trend, these products still face some market challenges, such as high product prices, insignificant effects (key factors affecting consumer acceptance), and consumers’ incomplete understanding of some of the health benefits contained in nutrition and beauty products That is to say, consumers have not fully understood the health benefits of nutrition and beauty products.
Market situation and development direction of skin care products
Major consumer groups and driving factors
According to the survey, the main consumer group of nutrition and beauty products is female consumers over the age of 35, but this year's light female and more male consumer groups have also greatly promoted the market. Among them, women in their 20s actively taking corresponding measures for health and aging will greatly promote the growth of this kind of product market.
According to research institute NPD Group, 39% of women between the ages of 25-34 say that anti-aging is an important reference factor when choosing skin care products, while only 19% of women between the ages of 18-24 Think that anti-aging is very important.
Women between the ages of 25-34 account for 18% of all skin care consumers in the United States. They use an average of three skin care products a day. The most commonly used are cleansing skin care products. Moisturizing, acne prevention or acne prevention and sun protection are their The most important factor to consider first when choosing skin care products. Women in this age group are more keen on learning skin care knowledge than any other age group, and choose skin care products that are suitable for them through product trials.
A research report shows that topical skin care products such as moisturizers and creams dominate the US beauty market, but now consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of improving skin health from the body and are looking for products that can improve skin health from the body. Interested. People have a deeper understanding of the effects of nutrition on skin, that is, a person's skin can reflect what they eat and the external skin care products used. More consumers are beginning to choose products that add high-quality natural ingredients supported by scientific evidence to protect skin health.
Generally, the target consumer group of nutrition and beauty products is women between the ages of 30 and 60. Women in this age group have become more aware of the importance of nutrition for overall health, especially skin health. Of course, today's younger women's awareness of the importance of nutrition is gradually increasing; male consumers are also aware of the importance of overall health to skin health.
The nutrition and beauty products market can be divided into three categories: sunscreen is the most popular in France and some other European countries, and the United States and Australia are also showing a rapid growth trend; the main market for whitening is in Asia, but India and some other Arab countries such as the UAE The growth trend is not to be underestimated; the market for ingestible skin care and beauty products is nurtured and growing rapidly around the world. The most important markets are the United States, Europe and Asia.
Cosmetics are a timeless and prosperous market. Nutritional cosmetics that can improve skin function, structure and health will surely gain wide appeal.
Today's consumers are more pursuing natural beauty, health beauty from the inside out. Consumers' skin care knowledge is becoming more and more perfect, whether it is daily skin care, sun protection, environmental pollution prevention, or anti-aging awareness, and they are more inclined to choose natural ingredients to care for the skin. Science has shown that some selected natural ingredients do make a big contribution to skin health.
There are many nutrients that contribute to the overall health of the human body and also play an important role in promoting skin health, including: vitamins A, B, C and E; minerals such as chromium, copper, selenium and zinc; plants such as aloe; There are also some essential fatty acids, antioxidants / carotenoids, coenzyme Q10, collagen, etc.
Product & Research Trends
Various standardized advanced technologies are used to extract various active ingredients from fruits and vegetables, which is conducive to promoting the development of the nutrition and skin care products market.
Studies have shown that more than one active molecule can play a positive role. This is the effect achieved by the synergy of various active ingredients and their respective effects. Tomato extract, marigold extract, natural β-carotene, grapefruit extract and many other concentrated natural extracts are all beneficial to skin health and beauty.
Pycnogenol is a standardized natural extract derived from the pine bark of the French coast. It is widely used in various oral products with diverse skin care effects. It is supported by a large number of independent, peer-reviewed and published research. of.
A study conducted by the Leibniz Institute of Environmental Medicine found that Pycnogenol can increase the production of new endogenous collagen by increasing the gene expression of 29% COL1A1 and 41% COL1A2; it can increase the synthesis of hyaluronic acid by 44% The gene expression of the enzyme increases the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin; it can increase skin elasticity by 25%; increase skin moisture by 21% and reduce skin burnout by 30%. The results of this study were published in 2012 in "Dermatology and Biology".
Studies have also shown that Pycnogenol is also beneficial in relieving common skin disease symptoms, such as psoriasis. According to an American study published in "Panminerva Medica" in 2014, psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease. Pycnogenol can significantly improve psoriasis conditions such as redness, hardening, and shedding of psoriasis, and there will not be any side effect.
Photoaging is also the most prone to skin problems with age. Some experts pointed out that astaxanthin and hydrolyzed collagen can be used as an anti-aging physical therapy in photoaging skin. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in July 2014, researchers investigated the effects of astaxanthin and hydrolyzed collagen food supplements on human photoaging skin. A total of 44 healthy people were enrolled in the experiment. One group took 2 mg of astaxanthin and 3 g of hydrolyzed collagen per day. The other group took placebo. The placebo and food supplements were no different in appearance and taste. Ingest for 12 weeks. The experiment used non-interventional target equipment to evaluate the elasticity and hydration performance of the subject's facial skin. The researchers also tested the type I procollagen and collagen of the hip skin after artificial ultraviolet irradiation before and after taking the supplement or placebo The DNA damage of fibrin-1, matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and -12 and UV tape was evaluated. After 12 weeks, compared with the placebo group, the skin elasticity and transepidermal water loss of the subjects in the supplement group were significantly improved. Furthermore, the expression of type I procollagen mRNA in the supplement group increased, while the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and -12 gradually decreased. In contrast, there was no significant difference in the DNA damage caused by ultraviolet light between the two groups. The researchers concluded that the results of the study show that the combination of dietary astaxanthin and hydrolyzed collagen can improve the elasticity of the facial skin and the integrity of the skin barrier of the photoaging population, and this physical therapy method is well tolerated.
External factors affecting the skin include environmental exposure, sun exposure, smoking and diet, and internal factors include age, hormones and antioxidant capacity. The cumulative effects of free radicals include DNA damage, inflammation, skin structure damage and collagen breakdown. Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers are strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances that accumulate in the skin. A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that daily intake of 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin isomer (Lutemax 2020 from OmniActive Health Technologies) can provide a range of beneficial skin health benefits, including Improves overall skin tone, whitening and brightening skin, healthy photoaging and enhances skin elasticity, while also reducing facial lines and wrinkles.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a natural nutrient present in human cell membranes, which has been shown to enhance the body's natural defense against photodamage. In a number of experiments, it has also been found that ingesting PS supplements can repair and restore the effects of sun exposure on the skin, thereby promoting skin health and rejuvenation. Studies have shown that ingesting PS can promote the production of collagen. PS supplements can adjust skin condition, restore water balance, improve skin texture and overall skin tone. According to a clinical study in which the test population is middle-aged, the daily intake of 300 grams of PS supplements for 12 weeks increased the skin moisture of the subjects by more than three times.
After 25 years of age, the synthesis of collagen in women will gradually decline, and this trend will accelerate with age. Therefore, it is very important for the human body, especially women, to maintain the synthesis of collagen in the body at any age, which is also the secret weapon for those actresses to maintain their "ageless appearance".
There are many layers of nutrition and beauty products on the market that can improve skin health. In fact, no matter what form the product is presented to consumers, consumers must remember the most important two points: product safety and effectiveness. Therefore, if companies want to have a place in this highly competitive market, strengthening the safety and effectiveness of their products is the real king.