Nurture team January 18, 2017

Known as the ‘hair medic’, Iain Sallis is a member of the Institute of Trichology. He was the first trichologist (hair specialist) to open a clinic within a hospital in the UK. He now operates the largest group of trichology clinics in the UK.

As we get older our skin changes, becoming thinner, drier and more susceptible to damage and to wrinkles. How do you know what ingredients to look out for to lock moisture back into your skin? These are some of our favourite ingredients for restoring your skin’s moisture, elasticity, density and radiance.


Phytoestrogen-enriched skincare helps to offset the loss of radiance, density and hydration in skin.

Oestrogen plays an important role in the health of our skin, but as we age our oestrogen levels decline. Phytoestrogens (plant oestrogens) work by mimicking human oestrogen to stimulate the production of collagen (which gives skin its strength and density) and boost the turnover of skin cells.

Sweet almond oil

Used to soften the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Sweet almond oil is rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids which serve as natural emollients for the skin to help provide the skin with a protective barrier to lock-in moisture and help skin retain elasticity.

Cress sprouts

To protect the skin from environmental pollutants and UV rays. When consumed as part of our diet, cress has vast health benefits. Rich in beta carotene, when consumed or included in a skincare product, some of this is converted into vitamin A, helping to stimulate growth and repair. Cress is also used by the body as an antioxidant to balance free radicals.


Skincare enriched with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E helps to moisturise and soothe the skin. Our skin is our body’s largest organ and requires nourishing, just like the rest of our body. Pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E help to restore skin’s moisture and improve its softness and elasticity. Vitamin E also provides antioxidant protection to help protect against premature ageing.

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Nothing beats a healthy, balanced diet to provide all the nutrients we need. But when this isn't possible, supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying supplements or herbal medicines.



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