Clean label beauty formula at Laboratoire PYC

For over 10 years, Laboratoire PYC (France) has been offering nutricosmetic formulas designed for the beauty of the skin and hair. At the end of this year, Laboratoire PYC is putting forward a clean label collagen food supplement designed to meet consumers’ expectations of naturalness.

The use of fish hydrolyzed collagen and vitamin C is nothing new in nutricosmetics. Their properties on the skin have captured consumers’ attention. According to a recent report (Frost & Sullivan), the market for collagen peptides continues to grow globally at a rate of 8% per year.

Nevertheless, the formulations of beauty food supplements are not equal and are always better accepted when they meet consumers’ expectations of naturalness.

Therefore, Laboratoire PYC is presenting a collagen and vitamin C formula with a clean label composition. Acerola extract, fruit powders and natural flavours are combined with fish collagen hydrolysate. The sweetness of the supplement is provided by steviol glycosides from stevia.

The Laboratoire PYC R&D team has chosen to reduce the list of ingredients to a minimum. The idea is that everyone can consume their food supplement for its health benefits and without superfluous ingredients.

The clean label work undertaken over the last 5 years is accompanied by a programme to industrialise eco-responsible packaging within the company.

Additional clinical studies have confirmed the properties of collagen when taken orally in recent years: hydration, firmness and elasticity of the skin are reinforced with doses of between 5g and 10g per day after 8 weeks of intake. Type I collagen is recommended for the skin; its hydrolysed form has an absorption rate of around 90%. It should be noted that suppliers make a real effort to offer collagen from sustainable sources.

Finally, the European authorities recognise the essential role of vitamin C in the synthesis of collagen in the skin with this claim: “Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin”. Indeed, vitamin C is an essential cofactor for the enzymes responsible for collagen synthesis. Research has also shown that vitamin C acts directly on DNA to increase transcription and stabilise procollagen messenger RNA, thus maintaining the intercellular amount of collagen.

The COLLAGEN CLEAN LABEL formula from Laboratoire PYC is offered in a doypack (soluble powder to be rehydrated).

 

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