3 of our favourite ’inside and out’ beauty ingredients
Supporting your health, beauty and confidence from both inside and out is an effective way to harness the benefits of nutrients and botanicals internally and externally. Here are 3 of our favourite “inside-out” heroes to weave into your routine.
ON THE INSIDE
Kelp is a sea vegetable that absorbs minerals from ocean water and is an amazing natural source of Iodine. Iodine is a trace element that is vital for many important functions of the body and has been shown to support hair health, growth and thickness. Kelp is rich in two special substances, fucoidan and marine polyphenols, that research has also shown offer benefits in hair growth and maintenance. Fucoidan is known to promote growth factors specifically connected with the hair cycle.
Find it in: JS HEALTHS best-selling Hair + Energy, AED80 formula containing Iodine from their signature JSHealth Kelp™. Sourced from the pristine ocean waters of Nova Scotia and Brittany, where it is harvested on an environmentally sustainable basis.
ON THE OUTSIDE
In vitro studies have confirmed that seaweed inhibits enzymes that lead to wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity, making it an incredibly powerful natural age-defying ingredient.
Results showed that seaweed extract was able to improve skin’s overall appearance by 60% in just 12 weeks.
Rich in amino acids, lipids, macrominerals, trace elements and polyphenols, brown algae seaweed is proven to protect skin against free radical damage and oxidative stress, boosts the natural collagen production and helps restore and build the skin's moisture levels.
Find it in: ZELENS 3T complex anti-aging complex, from AED170.
We have learnt to expect nothing less from Dr. Marko Lens and his high-tech age-defying formulas with the power of natural botanicals.
This 100% natural moisturiser rich in SEA SPAGHETTI Seaweed has been shown to inhibit many of the key enzymes responsible for skin damage. Containing ursolic acid (triterpenoid) and a potent liposome-encapsulated blend of 15 botanicals and 5 algae infused in 7 herbal oils to target visible signs of ageing.
BEST FOR: Drier mature skins, over 35+ years.
ON THE INSIDE
Vitamin C is our favourite antioxidant to reduce free radicals formed in the body and is essential for overall health. It’s a water soluble vitamin, which the body does not manufacture, so we need to ensure adequate dietary intake from food and supplements. Vitamin C helps connective tissue production and formation, acne, plus supports collagen formation and maintains collagen health!
Find it in: JS HEALTH Skin & Digestion, AED135 containing Zinc, Vitamins C, B2, Burdock and Turmeric traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve digestive discomfort.
BEST FOR: Those suffering symptoms of acne, pimples and mild eczema.
Collagen Pantry Zesty C, AED130 with clinically proven bio-available collagen this formul also contains 200% of your daily vitamin C allowance which is the body’s own way to building collagen for improved skin structure and glow. Also contains carrot, lemon balm, acerola and turmeric.
ON THE OUTSIDE
In the right concentration and form, Vitamin C is a safe and highly efficacious acid that will visibly brighten your skin, even out skin tone, help fade acne scarring, and can boost collagen production whilst providing resilience to external aggressors as a potent antioxidant.
In-vitro studies have proven the results of Vitamin C to increase both collagen I and collagen III production, lighten skin discolouration, reduce the size and number of wrinkles and protect the skin from environmental damage.
Find it in: Zelens POWER C, travel size from AED210.
A high-potency concentrate with 20% highly stable vitamin C. Enriched with a proprietary complex of fermented botanicals rich in vitamin C.
BEST FOR: Dull, ageing and uneven skin tones. Those wanting to boost firmness, glow and elasticity.
Alpha h, Vitamin C, AED220.
A beautiful lightweight and hydrating, daily serum formulated with 10% vitamin C alongside nourishing botanicals and Hyaluronic Acid to give dull complexions a boost.
BEST FOR: All skins, including dry and sensitive skins.
ON THE INSIDE
You may have heard the saying 'good skin begins in the gut.’ The key role that the digestive system plays in skin health is a growing area of interest, with the link between the two being seen as very significant. Supporting your gut microbiome has been linked to good skin health, as well as being important for good digestion and the immune system. Given the gut’s influence on inflammatory conditions, probiotics can help to modify the microbiome therapeutically. Administering live beneficial bacteria has a promising role in the prevention and management of various skin conditions due to their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immune supportive effects.
Find it in: JS HEALTHS Probiotic+, AED180.
This formulas contains both scientific evidence-backed strains of probiotics. They are100% vegan and shelf-stable (no refrigeration required!)
ON THE OUTSIDE
The skin has its very own microbiome of bacterial organisms on its surface, which protect us against unfriendly pathogens. A thriving skin microbiota populated by beneficial bacteria means healthy, resilient skin that is resistant to environmental damage and can also help prevent breakouts. The science-backed strain of Lactobacillus probiotic has been shown to effectively support the skin’s microbiome, restore optimal skin pH and help you maintain a healthy, radiant and resilient complexion. Topically applied, Lactobacillius Ferment has been proven to be incredibly soothing and protective, as well as being highly beneficial for dry skin. An in-vivo study showed significantly improved skin barrier integrity and skin moisture levels from 7 days to 42 days of topical application, visibly reducing the appearance of skin dryness.
Find it in: Zelens microbiota P3 balancing mist, a prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic (P3) to truly nourish your skin’s microbiome. AED240.
A multi-benefit facial mist. Fortified with a potent peptide and a blend of fermented botanicals, this soothing mist helps to protect the skin’s microbiome balance, supports its natural defences and improves radiance. Skin appears visibly refreshed, supple and healthy-looking.
“This soothing mist helps protect the skin’s microbiome balance, while refreshing the skin and providing an instant radiance.” – Dr. Marko Lens
BEST FOR: All skins and a Dr. Lens top pick for those living in the Middle East due to our environmental factors.