Ever wondered why your daily skincare routine is not giving your complexion a youthful glow? Sometimes, skincare can only do so much. Oral beauty supplements have been gaining popularity in helping women get a healthy and youthful complexion. If you’re still unsure about what ingredients you should look out for in such supplements, here’s what you need to know according to the experts from Timeless Tomato:

What are carotenoids, and how do they benefit the skin? 

Carotenoids are pigments found in fruits and vegetables, and are responsible for their bright yellow, red and orange hues. Rich in antioxidant properties, carotenoids help protect skin against environmental aggressors like UV exposure, while improving skin tone and firmness. 

I’ve read that carotenoids are found in tomatoes, so can’t I just eat more tomatoes instead? 

You could, but you would have to eat a massive amount of tomatoes.

The other way to reap the benefits of carotenoids for your skin is through Timeless Tomato supplements, which come from specially cultivated non-genetically modified (non-GMO) white tomatoes. The formula contains two carotenoids – phytoene and phytofluene – which have been extracted to deliver brightening and protective photo-ageing benefits to skin.   

I keep hearing about Coenzyme Q10. What is it and what can it do for my skin? 

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance found naturally in the body. It has several key roles, which include managing the proper function of many organs, providing energy to cells, and working as an antioxidant to neutralise free radical damage, a main cause of skin ageing. 

However, the body’s production of Coenzyme Q10 decreases with age. This results in skin producing less collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and sagging. 

I’ve noticed that as I age, my skin tone looks more sallow. What should I look for if I want to achieve a radiant complexion? 

L-Cysteine (found in Timeless Tomato supplements) is an amino acid found naturally in the body’s proteins. This antioxidant-rich ingredient not only protects skin, but also gives the complexion a brighter, rosier tone. 

In addition, this active ingredient is also known to boost the liver’s production of glutathione, improving its protection capabilities against free radicals. 

Everyone keeps talking about the importance of antioxidants, not only in the food that we eat, but also in the skincare that we use. What skincare with antioxidants should I look for? 

Timeless Tomato supplements have four types of antioxidants. One of them is L-Cysteine, described above, and other three are ascorbyl palmitate and O’Live fruit extract – to keep skin well protected.  

Grape seeds are not only rich in antioxidants, but also in phenolic acid, anthocyanins, flavonoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). In fact, OPCs contain 20 times more antioxidant power than vitamin E, and 50 times more than vitamin C. This active ingredient helps protect against oxidative stress and tissue damage.

A fat-soluble vitamin C, ascorbyl palmitate is able to protect the skin against free radicals and oxidative damage. More importantly, it is absorbed by the cellular membrane, which means it is retained by the body for a longer time, boosting its efficacy. 

Acting as a powerful antioxidant, O’Live extract is derived from olive fruits and is rich in hydroxytyrosol.

Since these supplements are packed with antioxidants and are able to protect skin, can I skip sunscreen? 

You shouldn’t. While the antioxidant-rich ingredients in the supplements provide continuous protection against oxidative stress, they are not sufficient in protecting against direct sun exposure completely. 

I have very dry skin. Are there any ingredients that can help keep my skin well-hydrated and smooth? 

Ceramoside is the answer. This patented complex contains a high concentration of phytoceramides derived from non-GMO wheat, and strengthens the skin’s water barrier function while improving skin elasticity. This not only moisturises the skin, but also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

In fact, studies have shown that skin has improved hydration levels and a reduction in micro-wrinkles within 15 days of consumption. In addition, a 60-day scientific trial found that skin’s moisture levels, elasticity and micro-relief significantly improved as well.   

I’ve been noticing that my skin is looking a little dry –  what can heal my skin?  

You might have noticed that Centella Asiatica has been an It ingredient in the last few years, featuring in many products that focus on skin repair. And there’s a good reason for it. Centella Asiatica is a potent antioxidant that also hydrates and soothes irritated skin. 

Timeless Moist contains TECA, which has a high purified composition of some of the most powerful molecules found in Centella Asiatica, to repair skin damage, restore skin integrity, as well as reduce cell damage and even the appearance of stretch marks. 

For more information, visit https://timelesspharma.com/