Researchers revealed that a carotenoid-rich tomato nutrient complex called Lycoderm helped to balance the skin's response to UV rays, which supported the theory that skin wellness can be enhanced at the cellular level. The findings for this study were published by Lycored, an international wellness company, in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
Lycoderm blends standardized levels of tomato phytonutrients and carnsoci acid to help skin cells better cope with environmental challenges. More specifically, the study found that the tomato phytonutrients were the key to support the skin in preventing skin aging that is caused by UV damage.
The 149-person study was conducted in 2018 and based off of a 2016 study that Lycored did to show how tomato nutrient complexes can nourish the body with carotenoids. This most recent 12-week study, built off of the previous findings to show that with 12 weeks of supplementation, the skin that had been exposed to UV rays appeared calmer on both molecular and physiological levels. It was shown that internally, participants experienced reduced secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators and externally, that balance was reflected in reduced skin redness.
“This study supports the notion that true beauty starts from within,” says Karin Hermoni, PhD, head of Science and Nutrition at Lycored. “Complementing traditional topical skin care and sun care with proper nourishment of body and skin can help balance our skin’s response to environmental challenges and build a better foundation for beautiful skin and long-term skin wellness.”