Laboratoire PYC expands nutricosmetics range


New Skin Pollution Defense is a food supplement with a formulation based on Mediterranean extracts

Skin Pollution Defense, the new food supplement by Laboratoire PYC, has entered the market. The French nutraceutical expert said the new formulation is the company's move to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its nutricosmetics range.

Mediterranean extracts

Skin Pollution Defense features a new formulation based on ingredients clinically proven by in vitro and in vivo studies to protect skin.

Several Mediterranean extracts including rosemary and olive leaf compose the formula, developed in Aix-en-Provence where PYC is headquartered.

With the new launch, PYC taps into the need for skin protection due to the impact of bad air quality: 91% of the world's population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO recommended limits.

"We wanted to develop a product that meets the problems of the markets we address," said Laboratoire PYC's Aurélie De Schuyteneer. "Whether in China, where high urbanisation zones create this type of need or in European cities, where pollution and its impacts have become a growing concern."

Natural solution for skin protection

Skin Pollution Defense is a nutritional aid to protect the skin. The mix of key active ingredients selected in the formula shows results on discomfort and sensitivity to pollution, in response to several pollutants: volatile organic compounds, oxides, particles such as diesel particles, ozone, heavy metals, etc. 

Particularly, Skin Pollution Defense targets stress-oxidative, brown spots, wrinkles and skin dehydration related to pollution. The results are significantly positive on these 4 points and are optimal after three months of treatment.

Nutricosmetics: how to use them?

As a punctual cure, food supplements reinforce the body's defences and those of the skin. 

"Taking food supplements is part of a preventive approach, in addition to a healthy and varied diet and over cures of one to three months on average", explained Aurélie De Schuyteneer. 

She continues: "At Laboratoire PYC, we believe that the combination of cosmetics and nutricosmetics can give convincing results on the skin. Cosmetics act on the superficial cells of the skin (epidermis) when what is ingested nourishes, moisturises and strengthens the dermis. It is a way to complete the effect by acting on the deep layers of the skin". 

10 years of nutricosmetics

Laboratoire PYC celebrated 10 years of nutricosmetics in 2019. Skin Pollution Defense is the 7th formula in the range, which includes anti-ageing, hair and imperfection supplements. All formulas contain natural flavours and are scientifically documented.

Laboratoire PYC's team has been selling these private label products for several years in Europe but also on the Chinese market, which is very keen on this type of beauty solutions. 

PYC food supplements are powdered preparations that can be diluted into a drink or used as orodispersibles. "The taste of the products is particularly worked on, the aromatic expertise being historical know-how in the SOLINA group of which Laboratoire PYC is a part."

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