Beauty in a tube? Consumers wise up to the importance of sleep and nutrition

By Nikki Cutler

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Skincare consumers rate sleep and nutrition as the most important factors for a healthy glow and consider vitamins more effective than collagen, according to new research from Lycored.

The survey 507 users of skincare products in the UK, US, France, China, Japan and Korea, found that almost all (98%) agreed with the statement “Good nutrition is necessary to achieve a healthy glow.”

When the consumers were asked which factors were most likely to provide their skin with a glow, 65% said healthy diet / nutrition and 66% said getting the right amount of sleep.

Both factors ranked higher than skin hydration (56%), or skincare products applied physically to the skin (39%).

Zev Ziegler, Head of Global Brand & Marketing, Health at Lycored, said: “Consumers are looking for a healthy glow but they know they can’t always get it from a tube. Increasingly they understand the link between wellness factors, such as getting the right amount of sleep and eating a balanced diet, in achieving healthy, radiant skin.”

The survey respondents were also asked to rank four foods in order of how likely they thought they were to give their skin a healthy glow with results showing many ranked foods high in vitamins more highly than those with collagen.

Eight in ten (79%) ranked foods rich in Vitamin E, such as almonds and sunflower seeds in either first or second place. Foods rich in carotenoids, such as carrots and tomatoes, were ranked in either first or second place by two thirds (65%) of respondents, ahead of foods rich in collagen (46%).

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Lycored sells whole food extracts and blends rich in the carotenoids lycopene, phytoene and phytofluene. Lycoderm is the company's proprietary blend for skincare supplements and is also rich in Vitamin E.

The company has created the concept Cycle of Glow as part of its #rethinkbeautiful initiative. It highlights the importance of nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle factors such as healthy sleep in skin health. It also brings to life a recent scientific study which demonstrated the role of Lycoderm in supporting the skin’s UV resilience.

“The Cycle of Glow highlights the bridge between beauty and nutrition. It brings to life the findings from our latest skin health research as well as communicating our commitment to pursuing holistic wellness through nutrition and supplementation,” ​added Ziegler

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