If you are considering taking a Functionalab beauty supplement to help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin these questions and answers may help you decide.
How do Functionalab beauty supplements work?
Eating a healthy balanced diet should provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need. However, we know this isn't always as easy as it sounds and dietary supplements formulated with certain ingredients can be beneficial for the skin and other tissues, to help maintain younger-looking skin.
The skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis that you can touch and see, and the dermis, which lies underneath. The dermis contains cells that synthesise collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other molecules that are essential for the skin's hydration, elasticity, firmness, protection and repair. Functionalab Beauty Doses work to help support the skin from the inside out. Specific ingredients work together to support cells at a deeper level in order to help maintain beautiful, healthy and younger-looking skin.
Why might I consider taking a beauty supplement?
At Functionalab, we know that eating a healthy, balanced diet can supply you with all the vitamins and minerals you need, but that often, our hectic lifestyle means we don't always eat all the right things. Beauty supplements can be taken to help provide the vitamins and minerals that may be missing from your existing diet and can help complete your beauty regime.
How will I get the best results?
For the best results, Functionalab recommends following a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutritional habits, plus regular exercise. You may consider a beauty supplement to help support particular areas of your beauty regime, for example Functionalab Hair Skin & Nails to help maintain strong hair and nails.
Are Functionalab supplements suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
Some Functionalab supplements are suitable for vegetarians or vegans, depending on their individual formulation. Please read the label on each product carefully to check if it is suitable for you.
How can the Functionalab beauty supplement for Hair, Skin & Nails support the strength of hair, skin and nails?
Functionalab Hair, Skin & Nails beauty supplement combines various nutrients and extracts, such as biotin, zinc and vitamin C that work to support the strength and repair of hair, skin and nails.
Who are the Functionalab Anti-Age beauty supplements designed for?
The Functionalab Anti-Age formula has been specifically developed to support more mature skin. Although typically suited for people aged 35+, Functionalab believes it is more about the perceived age of your skin than your actual age, so may be suitable for the under 35's too. Functionalab Anti-Age beauty supplements help support cells that may be subject to the oxidative damage that can result from pollution, smoking, and other environmental influences, to help more mature skin maintain its healthy skin tone and radiance.
At what age might you consider taking Functionalab Age Defence supplements?
Functionalab Age Defence helps to maintain the balance and strength of the skin's natural antioxidant system. Age Defence has been specifically developed to help support a youthful and healthy skin tone.
Age Defence can be used in early adulthood as it contains nutrients that support your health as well as helping the skin maintain its natural defences against the damaging effects of free radicals.
Will Functionalab Collagen supplements support collagen production?
Functionalab Collagen includes Vitamin C, L-Proline, and L-Lysine, along with Threonine to support the body's healthy collagen-creation process.
What is sirtuin-1 activator and why is it included in Functionalab Mature Skin Anti-Aging Cream?
Sirtuins are proteins found in a wide variety of living organisms. Studies have shown that an increase of sirtuin-1 in the skin results in higher levels of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid being produced by skin cells.
Because the levels of sirtuins usually decrease with age, Functionalab has used higher concentrations of sirtuin-1 activator in the Functionalab Mature Skin Anti-Aging Cream. Scientific studies have shown a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increased hydration of the skin and a better skin tone.
What is ub-p activator and why is it in high concentration in the Mature Skin Anti-Ageing Cream?
Functionalab's Anti-Aging Creams contain a patented Ub-P activator to support the lifespan of cells. Debris and other damaged proteins as well as Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) are shown to accumulate with age, therefore UB-p activating agent is at a higher concentration level in the Functionalab Mature Skin Anti-Aging Cream.
What is sirtuin-3 activator and why is it at a higher concentration in the anti-ageing cream for younger skin?
Scientific studies have shown that Sirtuin-3 Activating Compound (STAC-3), an ingredient in Functionalab Anti-Ageing Creams, can support the function of antioxidants already present in the body. Because cells produce more energy when you are younger and therefore may need more regulation, Functionalab has used a higher concentration of STAC-3 in Functionalab First Signs Anti-Ageing Cream.
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