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Beauty Supplements

2019-01-25 14:17 Friday

Euromonitor International defines beauty supplements as "all supplements that are concerned with anti-aging, anti-fat, hair health, nail health, skin health and skin whitening benefits." Consumer demand for beauty supplement to grow, especially for the following product categories.

Common Beauty Supplements

Beauty Supplements

Fish Liver Oil

Vitamin A deficiency in the human body can cause dry skin, and the vitamin A contained in fish liver oil can restore tender skin. Other ingredients can improve body function and maintain physical fitness.


Collagen is found in our skin, and is lost as we age. It can't replenish itself, meaning that when it's lost it can cause tissue to collapse, a primary reason why wrinkles form.

Vitamin C

As a water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C has a variety of cosmetic functions, such as enhancing skin elasticity, preventing skin aging and removing freckles.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a very effective antioxidant and can prevent the skin oxidation. However,  vitamin E consumption requires caution, because overdoses can easily lead to poisoning.

Grape-kernel Oil

Aside from its use in cooking, grape-kernel oil is also a valuable skin-care ingredient. Grape-kernel oil is rich in polyphenols, which have significant antioxidant properties and anti-aging effects. If taken regularly, it can help keep skin elastic.

Market Overview

In recent years, the market for "edible" beauty products has developed rapidly. Such products, which were previously popular in developed markets including Europe, Japan and South Korea, have attracted increasing attention from Chinese consumers.

While the U.S. has the world's largest market for dietary supplements, the market for beauty supplements lags behind other developed countries such as Japan, Italy and France.

The oral beauty product market in China remains small-scale. In the absence of dominant domestic brands, major international producers have sought to gain a foothold in recent years. International cosmetics brands are more cautious than their Chinese counterparts and tend to test the waters with a few products before committing fully to the Chinese market.

Collagen is still the most frequently used functional ingredient in beauty supplement products, and many studies have shown that collagen extracted from animals is indeed beneficial to skin health. Collagen is also listed as one of the most popular dietary supplement ingredients according to a Dutch and Innova Market Insights survey.

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