Did you miss our June 9th webcast, “Natural Beauty Ingredients, Inside and Out”? Don’t worry! You can watch the presentation now on demand.
You definitely don’t want to miss this event during which our beauty ingredient experts covered the gamut of trends, both ingestible and topical.
First and foremost, speakers discussed the most promising, upcoming natural beauty ingredients, including the latest research on these ingredients.
Nutricosmetics formulation and branding expert Paula Simpson spoke about such nutrients as green tea, cocoa flavanols, Pycnogenol pine bark, rose hip, astaxanthin, and pre- and probiotics.
“Within nutricosmetics, there’s definitely an effect and a benefit when you’re taking a dietary supplement orally,” Simpson added. “We know that there is going to be that effect; however, it is more long-term and it’s subtler than what you’re [getting] from a topical.”
Collagen Is King
All speakers highlighted collagen, the reigning champ of today’s beauty ingredients market. Timothy Mount, CN, CCMH, director of education, NeoCell, took us through the science of the collagen regeneration cycle, noting that the body loses 1.5% of collagen on an annual basis. Collagen supplements (collagen type 1 and 3 for skin care, especially) replenish the body’s collagen supply, stimulating receptor sites to produce new collagen at a faster rate and rebuilding tissue internally.
Along with collagen, Mount spoke about other complementary ingredients and their emerging studies. He called out ceramides as the “next big thing” in nutricosmetics because they help support the skin’s moisture barrier. Watch the presentation to find out what other ingredients for skin, hair, and nails that Mount pegged as up-and-comers.
Speaker Lu Ann Williams, head of research at market researcher Innova Market Insights, did a deep dive into nutricosmetic products launching across the globe. “These trends really do start in Asia. Europe becomes the filter, and then I think they go to other parts of the world, to the U.S.” she said. She added that Brazil has become a big market for beauty supplements and collagen especially.
Williams talked about product trends and delivery systems, including gummies, jelly products, and powders. Supplements still dominate the nutricosmetic market, but the beauty-food market is led by beverages, followed by confectionery, dairy, and hot drinks.
And, she said, “the number one functional ingredient that we track in new product launches is collagen,” across all regions. In fact, she noted, the number of new-product collagen launches rose sharply between 2012 and 2015, with dairy products especially including collagen now.