Skin care products that work for the skin can help reduce acne, boost the immune system and improve skin health, but they’re not always easy to find in grocery stores.
Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Texas-Austin and the University at Buffalo has found a handful of skincares that offer all the benefits and ingredients found in the best natural skincampers.
They include ingredients found naturally in plants, herbs and minerals.
“A lot of skin care products on the market today are packaged in these artificial ways,” said David Wojcik, a dermatologist and co-author of the study.
“They look like natural products, but there are very little natural ingredients that are in them.”
Wojcikski’s study analyzed skincARE, a multivitamin-mineral supplement developed by researchers at UT Austin and the Buffalo School of Pharmacy.
In the study, researchers collected data on more than 50,000 people, who had been following the ingredients on products from more than a dozen companies.
Wojcek said the study showed that people who took the skincreaches in the study reported significantly lower levels of acne and eczema.
“We found that people were getting the right amount of calcium and vitamin D, they were getting enough protein, they had the right amounts of fatty acids, they’re getting enough omega-3s,” he said.
The skincarents in the UT Austin study had higher amounts of the minerals found in algae, and those minerals are believed to play a role in reducing acne.
Wojczk said algae and plant products are often considered “natural” because they don’t contain synthetic chemicals.
Wozcik said people who don’t get enough vitamin D from the sun are also getting too much vitamin D. He said the research shows that people can get the right levels of vitamin D by taking vitamin D supplements that are also good for skin.
Wodzic says people should also be aware that there are no long-term benefits from taking skincarls.
“These supplements are very well tolerated and you should use them for as long as you want to,” he says.
Wotczyk said people should only start taking skicare products if they are completely satisfied with the results.
“It doesn’t mean that it’s 100 percent effective, but you can do well with it,” he added.
The research was published in the April issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.