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Women’s Beauty Base
The Women’s Beauty Base empowers skin to resist aging. Ingredients include essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support healthy skin, delivering deep hydration for a smooth, healthy-looking appearance. The antioxidants include CoQ10, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, offering maximum protection from harmful rays and optimizing skin’s moisture balance while bolstering free radical resistance.
Servings: 15 Price Per Serving: $2.60
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Nutrition and healthy skin is directly related. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants play a vital role in maintaining healthy, glowing skin. The right kind of nutrients can help keep the skin protected, hydrated and can slow the effects of aging. ThinkitDrinkit’s Women’s Beauty Base provides you with excellent supportive nutrition crucial for healthy skin and overall well being.
Over time, skin succumbs to effects of external factors like sun exposure, pollutants which can accelerate the formation of free radicals causing collagen damage, skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkle. Vitamin E’s antioxidant defenses protect cells and DNA from free radical damage.(1) It is an antioxidant widely known for healthy skin benefits.
Ceramides are the major components found on the outer layer of the skin that help retain moisture.(1) They are lipids that serve as natural sealants of the skin cells. However as we age, the ceramide levels decline and the youthful, supple skin loses moisture and begins to sag and wrinkle. Boosting your skin with ceramides can bring back its natural moisture.
Lipowheat® is a natural, vegetarian source of ceramides, that restore healthy moisture level of the skin.(1) It is a highly concentrated source of phytoceramides from wheat which contains a booster of efficacy: digalactosyl diglycerides (DGDG). The ceramides in Lipowheat® maintain a barrier between skin and environment, providing a rich and youthful glow. Deficiency of ceramides in the protective skin layer can cause dry and flaky skin.(17) Lipowheat® prevents skin dryness by maintaining optimal skin lipid concentration.
A clinical study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science concluded that lipowheat oil taken daily after three months showed a significant increase in skin hydration and an improvement in women with dry to very dry skin. This study demonstrated measurable skin hydration on arms, legs and face.(18)
In a second study, women with dry skin received placebo or 200 mg of Wheat Extract Powder tablets for three months. The results showed that skin hydration was significantly improved, and roughness and itching was reduced.(19)
Additionally, ceramides also protect important skin cells called fibroblasts, which maintain production of collagen and elastin.
Almost all B vitamins are required for growth and development of the skin. Vitamin B complex are important in skin synthesis and repair. They accelerate cell metabolism and promote healthy, glowing skin. Each vitamin that make up the B complex plays an important role in skin care. Folic acid, riboflavin, B6 and B12 are involved in the repair and synthesis of DNA and the proteins in cells.(3) Vitamin B1 is vital in maintaining a healthy nervous system and improving the cardiovascular health. When the body is able to circulate blood, the skin is nourished and looks better. Additionally Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and B5(pantothenic acid) have functions that keep the skin hydrated. Vitamin B3 and B6 are involved in the synthesis of collagen, a protein which is responsible for the structure of the skin. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is required for the balancing of hormonal changes in women as well as assisting the immune system. Vitamin B5 has also shown the capability to reduce oil formation and thus, reducing acne formation.(2) B2(Riboflavin) deficiency include inflammation and dry skin. Supplementing with Vitamin B2 can help treat dry skin by improving secretion of mucus in the skin. Biotin supports healthy skin, nail and hair growth. It regulates fatty acid metabolism which is essential for skin cells against damage and water loss.(4) Biotin deficiency leads to itchy, dry skin. Folic acid is crucial for tissue growth, cells repair and development, and healthy brain development. Hair and nails are the body’s fasting growing cells. Therefore the level of folic acid in the body is important for these cells and tissues to grow and divide. In a study, topical application of folic acid improved skin firmness.(5)
Vitamin A is one of the most widely know nutrients for healthy skin. They are found in two forms: preformed vitamin A (retinol) and carotenoid. Synthetic retinoids have been used as effective treatments for severe acne and psoriasis because it promotes cell turnover. Carotenoids like Beta-carotene have excellent antioxidant properties that help neutralize free-radicals. Antioxidants can quench singlet oxygen, a reactive molecule that is generated in the skin by exposure to ultraviolet light. (6)
Vitamin C’s skin health benefit is largely due to its role in the synthesis of normal mature collagen network.(7) Collagen is a structural support protein that provides framework for the skin, essential for firm and youthful skin. Collagen in the skin tends to decline with age due to factors like sunlight, smoking, free radicals, and inflammation. Supplying the body with vitamin C is one of the most effective ways to boost collagen synthesis.(8)
Vitamin D is able to activate over 2,000 genes (roughly 10% of the human genome), thus contributing to skin cell growth, repair and metabolism.(9) It can mobilizes the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. Without sufficient vitamin D epidermal cells won’t regenerate, resulting in a thinner and more fragile outer skin layer, and also contributes to dryness and wrinkles. Thus, having enough vitamin D in the skin increases elasticity, resilience, stimulates collagen production and improves skin hydration.(10)
Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, and Selenium
In the skin, Zinc supports structure of the proteins and cell membranes,has anti-inflammatory properties and protects against UV radiation.(11) Zinc supplementation has also shown to increase the level of vitamin A in the blood, which may explain its positive effect on acne. (12)Mineral such as Calcium, Magnesium and Selenium have skin benefits which include cell renewal, lipid barrier function and antioxidant defense. Magnesium is very important in the absorption of Calcium. The body cannot use calcium without the proper levels of magnesium present. Magnesium is also a powerful relaxation mineral available. Skin problems are related to stress levels, taking Magnesium can help relax and indirectly help with skin conditions. Calcium is important for skin turnover. It regulates the generation of new skin cells to replace old one.(13) Calcium also works in the epidermis to produce sebum, that helps the skin retain moisture. It Selenium protects the skin from harmful effects cause by free radicals.(14) Deficiency of Selenium is associated with an increased risk of cancer, including skin cancer.(14)
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant synthesized in the body, which produces biological energy molecule ATP in cells. Coenzyme Q10 reduced Reactive Oxygen Specie production and DNA damage triggered by UVA irradiation. (15) As we age, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are depleted, resulting in reduced collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules.Therefore, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage.
The final and important ingredient in this base is the Horsetail Extract. It is also known as Equisetum, which is the best source of silica in herbal form. Horsetail extract contains more silicon in the form of silica and silica acids in a form that’s highly absorbable by the body. In the human body, silicon promotes collagen formation and strengthens the connective tissue. Collagen is a molecule that holds our skin and muscle tissues together. Collagen is made up of silicon. Studies have indicated that silicon can improve skin texture and resilience, while reducing wrinkles. In a study, oral intake of silica showed positive effects on skin surface and on hair and nail brittleness. (16)
More Information References
(1)Kadoma, Y., Ishihara, M., Okada, N., & Fujisawa, S. (2006). Free radical interaction between vitamin E (alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol), ascorbate and flavonoids. In Vivo (Athens, Greece), 20(6B), 823-827.
(2)J. Capodice, “Feasibility, Tolerability, Safety and Efficacy of a Pantothenic Acid Based Dietary Supplement in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Facial Acne Blemishes,” Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 132-135.
(3)Vitamin and Mineral Functions. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ubelivinsmart.com/nutritional/vitamins/functions/
(4)Vitamin H (Biotin). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-h-biotin
(5)Fischer, F., Achterberg, V., Marz, A., Puschmann, S., Rahn, C. D., Lutz, V., . . . Gallinat, S. (2011). Folic acid and creatine improve the firmness of human skin in vivo. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 10(1), 15-23.
(6)Stahl, W., & Sies, H. (2012). Beta-carotene and other carotenoids in protection from sunlight. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(5), 1179S-84S.
(7)Boyera, N., Galey, I., & Bernard, B. A. (1998). Effect of vitamin C and its derivatives on collagen synthesis and cross-linking by normal human fibroblasts. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 20(3), 151-158.
(8)Murad, S., Grove, D., Lindberg, K. A., Reynolds, G., Sivarajah, A., & Pinnell, S. R. (1981). Regulation of collagen synthesis by ascorbic acid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 78(5), 2879–2882.
(9) Information on the latest vitamin D news and research. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/
(10)Oda, Y., Uchida, Y., Moradian, S., Crumrine, D., Elias, P. M., & Bikle, D. D. (2009). Vitamin D receptor and coactivators SRC2 and 3 regulate epidermis-specific sphingolipid production and permeability barrier formation. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 129(6), 1367-1378.
(11)Zinc Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/
(12)Christian, P., & West, K. P.,Jr. (1998). Interactions between zinc and vitamin A: An update. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68(2 Suppl), 435S-441S.
(13)Calcium a necessary nutrient for healthy skin. (2012, February 6). Retrieved from http://www.examiner.com/article/calcium-a-necessary-nutrient-for-healthy-skin
(14)McKenzie, R. C. (2000). Selenium, ultraviolet radiation and the skin. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 25(8), 631-636.
(15)Inui, M., Ooe, M., Fujii, K., Matsunaka, H., Yoshida, M., & Ichihashi, M. (2008). Mechanisms of inhibitory effects of CoQ10 on UVB-induced wrinkle formation in vitro and in vivo. BioFactors (Oxford, England), 32(1-4), 237-243.
(16)Barel, A., Calomme, M., Timchenko, A., De Paepe, K., Demeester, N., Rogiers, V., . . . Vanden Berghe, D. (2005). Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on skin, nails and hair in women with photodamaged skin. Archives of Dermatological Research, 297(4), 147-153.
- Color (in powder form)
- Off-white with orange and brown fleck
- Product Flavor Profile (mixed with 8-10 oz. water)
- Slightly salty, wheaty, savory aftertaste
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- Any: Pairs well with all of our 12 flavor offerings. Choose your favorite!
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