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Gelita will introduce a bioactive collagen peptide for nutricosmetics at In-Cosmetics in Milan. The ingredient is designed to increase skin moisture and prevent the formation of wrinkles. Verisol is said to impart anti-aging benefits in skin by stimulating metabolism and the formation of new collagen from the inside out.
According to the company, since the aging process can result in the breakdown of skin's connective tissue, where collagen is primarily located, the peptide is said to slow down this process. The peptide, which was optimized for beauty applications, is said to result in firmer and smoother skin.
Recommended for women ages 30–60, the ingredient reportedly follows the current collagen nutricosmetic trend in Asia that is moving into the European and US beauty care markets.
Produced from native collagen, the ingredient is bioavailable and can be incorporated into a variety of orally administered products with beauty benefits, from pharmaceutical-like applications such as capsules, film-coated tablets, standard tablets and capsettes, to dietary supplements and indulgence products such as chocolate or instant coffee.