A clinical study of the Icelandic collagen product ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails was recently completed. The study was conducted by a leading European skin laboratory specializing in independent skin research.
The results are absolutely amazing. The study revealed that 12 weeks of treatment with ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails, an Icelandic supplement that is taken in capsule form, makes the skin:
- Better moisturized
Proper skin moisture is one of the key factors in preventing premature skin aging. Here you can see pictures taken with a so-called Dermoscope, a skin examination camera, and the effects of the treatment are clearly visible.
A double-blind clinical study found the following results, after 12 weeks of using ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails.
Skin hydration: significant increase compared to placebo (p<0,05)
Skin firmness: significant improvement from baseline (p<0,01)
Skin elasticity: significant improvement from baseline and placebo (p<0,05)
Skin density: significant difference compared to placebo (p<0,01)
The increase in skin density values is correlated to an increase or a reorganisation of the dermal structures such as collagen fibres, cells and extracellular matrix.
Increased skin density
The Dermatology Center also used ultrasound technology to assess the density of the skin. The more white spots there are, the denser the skin, and in the pictures below we see the obvious tightening of the skin after the ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails treatment.
"We have put a lot of effort into showing and proving that the products we develop and produce are highly effective. We have done clinical research on our skin care products and have obtained very positive results regarding the effectiveness of products such as ChitoCare medical for wounds and scars. The technology we developed for the wound care products, which heal and rejuvenate the skin, we then used to make products such as ChitoCare beauty Anti-Aging Repair Serum, which clinical trials show reduces deep wrinkles and fine lines.
It is very exciting to be able to present these results for our Hair, Skin & Nails collagen product as well. This Icelandic formula is exclusively patented and contains, among other things, Type II collagen, bioactive fibers and Icelandic silica from GeoSilica.
Since its arrival on the market, ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails has been very well received by consumers, and it was nominated at the Pure Beauty Global Awards for Best Skin Supplement. We developed this product with the ideal that correct skin care starts from the inside with the right nutrition and this study confirms that we are on the right track with this ideal. These are amazing results that we are proud of, " says Sigríður Vigfúsdóttir, founder and CEO of ChitoCare.
ChitoCare beauty Hair, Skin & Nails is a revolutionary bioactive formula, rich in natural nutrients that play an important role in maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails. Collagen Type II complex contains important building blocks that provide moisture and are crucial for skin rejuvenation. Icelandic silicone strengthens skin, hair and nails, and mineral-rich lime algae and unique fibers from the sea off the coast of Iceland complete this unique formula. The addition of chitosan, Vitamin C, zinc and selenium have antioxidant properties and help protect cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin C also promotes the production of collagen for the normal functioning of the skin, bones, cartilage, gums, teeth, and for normal vascular function.
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ChitoCare beauty Hair Skin & Nails is a unique nutritional solution providing several important nutrients and antioxidants dosed to suit daily recommended allowances or based on published scientific research. Some nutrients claimed by EFSA to support hair, skin and nails are included along other novel ingredients that provide important building blocks for our body’s health and skin renewal, such as marine minerals, collagen type II complex and a patent-based chitosan complexed with geothermal silica. The formulation has been maximized to include minimal concentrations with optimal effects to reduce the daily dosage needed. Consumers appreciate greatly a reasonable intake of capsules.
The ChitoCare beauty Hair Skin & Nails ingredients were selected based on EFSA claims* or published studies and formulated according to recommended dosage. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, teeth and gums, cartilage and bones*. Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis and maintenance of normal hair and skin*. Zinc and selenium contribute to maintenance of normal nails*. Selenium contributes to maintenance of normal hair*. Vitamin C, selenium and zinc contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress*.
Further, colloidal silica has been shown to improve skin thickness and turgor, wrinkles, hair thickness and nails (Lassus et al, 1993). Intake of collagen type II complex (500mg, 90 days) has led to reduced hair and nail brittleness, wrinkles, mottled pigmentation and skin dryness as well as improved skin thickness and elasticity in women with sun-damaged skin (Lassus et al, 1991).
The antioxidative properties of chitosan (540mg, 8 weeks) help reduce lipid hydroperoxides and other uremic toxins in the gut, thereby reducing oxidative stress in the body (Anraku et al, 2011). This information formed the basis for our HSN blend development including LipoSilica patented chitosan complex (610mg), marine collagen complex (400mg), algal multimineral complex (154mg), vitamin C (80mg), zinc (10 mg) and selenium (55 μg) as the recommended daily dose.
A randomized, double-blind study on 40-70 years old women (n=29) confirmed the skin hydrating, elasticizing, densifying and anti-wrinkle efficacy of this HSN dose after a 12-week intake compared to placebo. At treatment end, skin hydration, elasticity and density had significantly increased among HSN end-users compared to placebo.
The skin density increase was correlated to an increase or reorganisation of dermal structures such as collagen fibres, cells and extracellular matrix based on echogenicity measurements. Skin firmness improved in the HSN group which reported a smoother skin with less visible pores.
Aging is a multifactorial process caused by reduced antioxidant defence, imbalance between growth and degradation of important body components, and reduced collagen formation. This unique HSN blend of natural Icelandic and effective ingredients will nourish the body from within, contribute to its natural repair process, and help cope with everyday life, stress, and pollution affecting our hair, skin and nails.
Rich in a highly active collagen type ll complexed with glycosaminoglycans for hydration, geothermal silica essential for hair, skin and nails, as well as marine fibers and algal minerals from the pure sea around Iceland. With added vitamin C, zinc and selenium for normal hair, skin and nails and protection of cells from oxidative stress. Focusing on health- and beauty-enhancing ingredients to retard the body’s aging process, we offer this preventive nutritional solution for a wide age group looking for quality “beauty from within” products.
This ChitoCare beauty Hair Skin & Nails is a unique solution dosed to suit daily recommended allowances. The formulation has been maximized to include minimal concentrations with optimal effects to reduce the daily dosage needed.
There is a growing need for convenient and preventive products to be consumed orally, targeting hair, skin and nails’ health. The importance of fiber in gut and overall health justifies the addition of chitosan fibers, distinguishing this blend from others in the market.