The ingredient reportedly promotes skin hydration and elasticity.
The Scoular Company (Minneapolis) is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of Naticol, a marine collagen ingredient for antiaging formulas.
Made from fish skins and scales, the hydrolyzed collagen peptide is backed by a white paper detailing two clinical studies and Naticol’s distinction from other collagen peptides.
“Both human clinical studies revealed that users of Naticol marine collagen peptides experienced improvements in skin hydration and elasticity as well as a reduction in wrinkles,” said Scoular in a recent press release. “Research from additional studies also suggest that ingested marine hydrolyzed collagen has anti-inflammatory properties, that it may improve the absorption of dietary calcium, and that it has hydrating properties when applied topically.”
Scoular will showcase the ingredient at the SupplySide West ingredients trade show, which will be held in Las Vegas in November 2012. Naticol is suitable for capsules, tablets, topical applications, and even beverages, due to its clear dissolution in water.