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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 23

Nutraceuticals for Healthy Skin Aging

Elaine Cristina Faria Abrahão Machado1, Letícia Ambrosano1, Renan Lage1, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla2 and Adilson Costa1,    1Catholic University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil,    2ABC School of Medicine, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil

Abstract

Dermatologists are increasingly seeking the best way to prevent or reverse symptoms and signs of skin aging. Aside from classical dermatological procedures such as peels, aesthetic surgery, lasers, fillers, and the use of botulinum toxin, among others, oral supplements that could enhance beauty—what are now known as nutraceuticals—have been used the most. From the basic, preliminary concept of vitamin C as the most important factor involved in collagenesis ...

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