May assist to:
- CONTRIBUTE TO COLLAGEN FORMATION
- IMPROVE SKIN ELASTICITY & FIRMNESS
- STRENGTHEN HAIR & NAILS
- SUPPORT CELLULAR METABOLISM
- SUPPORT BONE FORMATION
- HELP CALCIUM ABSORPTION
Hi, I am Mai and I’m one of the founders of Inessa Healthcare. As we get older we all notice changes in our body. We get a bit slower, gain weight, can’t stay out all night anymore, have those odd little pains and it starts to show.
Some of these changes in aging are very visible in more lines in our face, tougher skin and more fragile nails and hair. Especially for women and especially once they go through a pregnancy. For Ray and myself that was no different and thinking about how best to undo or slow down this process we realised that crèmes and powders had only very limited effect.
The only effective way is by providing our bodies with the necessary nutrition and specifically to aid our bodies with the ability to build collagen.
We then decided to create a complementary medicine that is easily taken and would become part of our daily routine. After long and thorough research we chose the best ingredients, in the right quantities with optimal formulation.
As a result Beauty Boost was born. Please read up more about our amazing complementary medicines that will assist you to be the best you can be for a long time to come.
To health and happiness…
The Inessa healthcare range is specifically formulated to provide you with targeted results. We use only the purist ingredients to ensure a premium product.
Each ingredient has been carefully selected based on scientific evidence of health benefits. On this page you will find curated scientific research to showcase the thoughts behind our Beauty Boost formulation.
For some lighter reading on our ingredients and formulations, have a look at our blog. Our blog is updated weekly to keep you up to date about new product developments and inform and assist you in achieving full wellness from within.
Beauty comes from the inside. The connection between nutrition and skin condition or rather the effect of nutrition on skin aging has been an interesting research field not only for scientists but also a common field of interest for humans throughout the years, from ancient times to nowadays. Skin aging consists of two didactically independent, clinically and biologically, distinct processes. The first is intrinsic skin aging, which represents chronological aging and affects skin in the same pattern it affects all internal organs. The second is extrinsic skin aging, which we view as aged skin and is the result of external factors and environmental influence, mainly chronic sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation but also smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation and poor nutrition.
Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against extrinsic skin aging effects. The best prevention strategy against the harmful action of free radicals is a well regulated lifestyle (caloric restriction, body care and physical exercise for body), with low stress conditions and a balanced nutritional diet, including anti-oxidative rich food.
‘Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging’. Published in Dermato Endocrinology 1/7/2012. Accessed via link on 20/11/2017.
Collagen offers a wide variety of skin benefits, depending upon environmental factors and how your body accesses collagen. Some products make extreme claims, and applying collagen directly to the skin is unlikely to yield many benefits.
Collagen creams can't penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, so the effects are minimal. A 2013 study published in the journal "Skin Pharmacology and Physiology," however, found that oral collagen supplements may help boost skin elasticity.
Collagen helps your skin maintain its elasticity. As you age, collagen tends to break down, in wrinkles, saggy skin, age spots and similar effects of aging”.
“Collagen supplements may provide benefits to skin, hair and nails. These collagen supplements may improve skin tone by increasing moisture retention and decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen may also encourage hair to grow thicker and make nails less brittle”
After a cut of the skin, the body produces collagen to reconnect skin tissues and help heal the injury. When collagen breaks down due to aging or disease, the skin can thin, dry out, wrinkle and become fragile.
This leaves the skin more susceptible to injury. Some diseases can also interfere with or attack collagen in the skin and other tissues, such as rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
'Collagen suppliment benifits' Published by Live Strong on 3/10/2017. Accessed via link on 26/11/2017
Vit. C is essential for collagen biosynthesis (collagen production). It has been proposed that Vit. C influences quantitative collagen synthesis in addition to stimulating qualitative changes in the collagen molecule.
Clinical studies have shown that the topical use of Vit. C increases collagen production in young as well as aged human skin.
‘Vitamin C in dermatology’ Published in Indian Dermatology Online Journal 4/2013. Accessed via link on 4/12/2017
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT
Higher intakes of vitamin C and linoleic acid and lower intakes of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better skin-aging appearance. Promoting healthy dietary behaviors may have additional benefit for skin appearance in addition to other health outcomes in the population.
Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance and senile dryness. Higher linoleic acid intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of senile dryness and skin atrophy. A 17-g increase in fat and a 50-g increase in carbohydrate intakes increased the likelihood of a wrinkled appearance and skin atrophy. These associations were independent of age, race, education, sunlight exposure, income, menopausal status, body mass index, supplement use, physical activity, and energy intake.
‘Dietary nutrition intakes and skin aging appearance among middle-aged American women’ Published in The American Journal for Clinical Nutrition OCT 2007. Accessed via link on 29/11/17