A look at the nutricosmetics product launches during the year so far

By Pooja Kondhia

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Nutricosmetics is a major global market within the cosmetics industry, in which Japan is the leader, but it is slowly but surely being adopted in North America and Western Europe. The market is expected to grow to be worth $2.5 bn by 2012, so we have taken a look at the latest products and developments in the market.

Collagen drink

Most recently, the UK saw the launch of its first hydrolysed collagen drink, targeting skin care and anti-aging. Launched by Minerva Research Labs, Pure Gold Collagen contains hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid, borage oil and vitamins.

The primary ingredient in the formula is 5g of hydrolysed collagen or Peptan, which is highly digestible, helping to preserve the skin’s elasticity and firmness, according to the research company.

The addition of hyaluronic acid encourages efficient absorption of collagen by the dermis, which is the lower layer of the skin.

Skin care tea

Likewise, Tea Forte, a US-based provider of luxury teas to the global market launched a new range of beauty from within products, Skin-Smart Teas.

"With the knowledge that the most efficacious medicines for solving skin care issues are derived from plant-based polyphenols and catechins, these teas are all-natural beneficial blends, which help work to provide skin-smart, anti-inflammatory properties intended to promote a more youthful looking and feeling appearance​", said the company's chief brand officer, Stuart Avery Gold.

Orally soothing

In a slightly different vein, Italy-based research company Indena launched an oral skin restructuring ingredient, Omegablue, high in omega 3 and 6.

An extract from the bilberry seed, the company claims it can be used as a soothing ingredient as well as for skin and hair restructuring.

According to Indena, the major components of Omegablue are linoleic and alpha linolenic acids. Linoleic acid plays a role in skin hydration and alpha linolenic acid has a major anti-inflammatory effect, Indena explained, lending the ingredient its soothing and restructuring properties.


Earlier this year, parent company Nestlé announced the withdrawal of Glowelle from sales on its facebook page, stating that it was currently developing the next generation of products.

A nutricosmetics brand, Glowelle is a fortified water drink that contains vitamins and anti-oxidant properties aimed at enhancing skin health and tackling signs of ageing.

Plans to re-launch the product in 2012 were recently announced on Glowelle’s facebook page.

Beauty From Within Conference 2012

CosmeticsDesign has once again teamed up with its sister publication NutraIngredients to host the second Beauty From Within Conference in Paris on 27th October 2011.

This year's conference will take a look at the challenges behind the education and marketing of nutricosmetics to consumers as well as covering scientific validation, new product forms and categories and exploring how to overcome the current regulation confusion.

For more information on speakers, the programme and to book your delegate place, please visit the conference website ​or email conferences@wrbm.com

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