Nutritional Cosmetics

Nutritional Cosmetics

Beauty from Within

1st Edition - April 1, 2000

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  • Editors: Aaron Tabor, Robert M. Blair
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815520306
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815520290

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Nutritional cosmetics is an emerging area of intense research and marketing and encompasses the concept that orally consumed dietary products can support healthier and more beautiful skin. There are numerous dietary ingredients now being marketed for their potential skin health and beauty benefits and many of these are supported by growing scientific evidence. The purpose of this book is to compile the scientific evidence showing the potential benefits of some of the more extensively researched ingredients. As far as possible, information about the benefits of ingredients consumed orally for skin health is presented. The information contained in this book will help provide insights into an emerging research area and provide scientific background for the potential clinical effectiveness for some of the better researched nutricosmetic ingredients. ABOUT THE EDITORS Aaron Tabor, M.D. is the CEO of Physicians Pharmaceuticals and author of The Revival Slim & Beautiful Diet. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tabor oversees all clinical research on the Revival Slim & Beautiful Diet plan, conducting randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies at leading hospitals in the U.S. Areas of note include weight loss, skin/hair/nail appearance, energy, menopause, PMS, cholesterol, memory, and diabetic health. He is also responsible for directing new Revival product development based on clinical research results. Robert M. Blair, Ph.D. is the Research Manager for Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and manages the daily activities of the Research and Nutrition departments. Dr. Blair received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in the field of Reproductive Physiology. Before joining Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he worked as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he examined the effects of dietary soy on cardiovascular health and cognitive function.

Key Features

  • Reviews the most-popular and most-researched nutricosmetic ingredients
  • Presents information specifically about the benefits of ingredients consumed orally for skin health
  • Considers the benefits of whey protein, rosemary, soy – and green tea and milk thistle, specifically, for protection against sun damage and photocarcinogenesis
  • Provides information on antioxidants, incl: potential benefits of botanical antioxidants; carotenoids; coenzyme Q10; healthy fruits; olive fruit; and natural enzymes


Personal care and cosmetics industry scientists and marketers, ingredient suppliers, nutraceutical, food, and beverage companies, dermatologists, nutritionists

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. The Biology of Healthy and Aging Skin
    1. Structure and Function of the Skin
    2. Overview of the Structure & Function of Ethnic Skin
    3. The Effects of Aging of Skin
    4. Premature Aging of Skin from Environmental Assaults

    Part 2. Beauty from the Inside and the Outside
    5. Natural Products Work in Multiple Ways

    Part 3. Micronutrient Support for Beautiful Hair & Skin
    6. Bioavailability and Skin Bioefficacy of Vitamin C and E
    7. Zinc, Selenium, and Skin Health: Overview of Their Biochemical and Physiological Functions

    Part 4. Protect Your Skin With Natural Anti-Oxidants
    8. Botanical Antioxidants for Protection Against Damage from Sunlight
    9. The Antioxidant Benefits of Oral Carotenoids for Protecting the Skin Against Photoaging
    10. Inhibitory Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Skin Aging
    11. The Benefits of Antioxidant-Rich Fruits on Skin Health
    12. Olive Fruit Extracts for Skin Health
    13. Enhancing the Skin’s Natural Antioxidant Enzyme System by the Supplementation or Upregulation of Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, and Glutathione Peroxidase

    Part 5. Supporting A Solid Foundation For Firmer Skin
    14. Dermal Connective Tissue as the Foundation for Healthy Looking Skin
    15. Amino Acids & Peptides: Building Blocks For Skin Proteins
    16. Natural Products Supporting the Extracellular Matrix: Rice Ceramide and Other Plant Extracts for Skin Health
    17. Asiaticoside Supports Collagen Production for Firmer Skin

    Part 6. Natural Moisturizers For Smoother Skin
    18. Proper Skin Hydration and Barrier Function
    19. Food-Derived Materials Improving Skin Cell Health for Smoother Skin

    Part 7. Natural Support for a Healthier Complexion
    20. A Whey Protein Complex for Skin Beauty from the Inside Out
    21. Nature Knows Best – Where Nature and Beauty Meet
    22. Probiotics for Skin Benefits
    23. The Beauty of Soy for Skin, Hair, and Nails

    Part 8. Natural Protection from Photocarcinogenesis
    24. Green Tea and Skin Cancer: Immunological Modulation and DNA Repair
    25. Silibinin in Skin Health: Efficiency and Mechanism of Action

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2009
  • Published: April 1, 2000
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815520306
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815520290

About the Editors

Aaron Tabor

Affiliations and Expertise

MD, CEO and Medical Research Director of Physicians Laboratories, North Carolina, USA.

Robert M. Blair

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Manager, Physicians Laboratories, North Carolina, USA.

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