Nutricosmetics

EFSA scratches vitamin E hair and nail benefits

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA says no to vitamin E skin and hair health claims

By Katie Bird

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that evidence supporting the dietary intake of vitamin E as a way of helping to maintain normal skin, hair and nails is not sufficient.

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

Are beauty from within products covered by the health claims regulation? Eversheds lawyer Owen Warnock explains the grey area between beauty and health – and why the lack of clarity may eventually go to court.

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Dispatches from Beauty from Within

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Much more is known about how probiotics work in the gut, than for the skin, but it seems there are signals coming from gut micro-organisms to the skin and mucosa that may allow interaction between probiotics in the gut and effects on the skin.

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

Oral antioxidants can have 'beautifying' properties

By Simon Pitman

Taking antioxidant oral supplements can help enhance the skin’s natural protective properties as well as having beautifying properties, according to Lycored’s wellness and cosmetics director David Djerassi.

Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

By Shane Starling

Unilever has submitted a health claim dossier to the European Food Safety Authority for a skin health food supplement composed of a similar formulation to the market leading Innéov product that had its skin health claim rejected in May this year.

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