Our cosmetologist Gloriana Assalti at the 5th edition of
“LA BELLEZZA CONTINUA: BENESSERE GLOBALE ANTIAGING”
Food & Cosmetology
Gloriana Assalti, pharmacist – cosmetologist and YA.BE’s cosmetologist, has been recently member of the Scientific Committee and speaker at the 5th edition of the conference “CONTINUOUS BEAUTY: GLOBAL ANTIAGING WELL-BEING” held in Vietri sul Mare on October, 4th -5th -6th October 2019, where she held a speech on food and cosmetics and on the synergy between food & nutritional principles and cosmetology.
The care of our body and preservation of its beauty has always been an element of attention for men and women in history. We also got aware that there is a relationship between beauty and what we choose to eat. What we still, perhaps, didn’t know and that Dr. Gloriana Assalti explained, is that the active factors necessary to keep our metabolism in good condition are the same active principles used in cosmetics to improve our skin’s health.
Let’s see, then, more in detail the cosmetic function of the main nutritional principles and the synergies between food and beauty!
Starting from sugar, this element has the cosmetic function of hydration because sugars are able to hold water molecules in their structure; the rhamnose, or “green sugar”, for example acts on the papillary dermis and reactivates it, slowing down the aging process that the papillary fibroblasts undergo over time. PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT (the famous apple a day …) contains a balanced proportion of assimilable sugar, enzymes, vitamins, minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vital acids with an antioxidant, moisturizing effect (thanks to pectin), antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and soothing. Probiotics (bacteria and yeasts) and prebiotics (nourishment of bacteria and yeasts) create an invisible microbiological barrier that acts as a natural ecosystem with a repairing action on the skin barrier and protects the skin by reducing sensitivity. Lipids such as oils, butters and vegetable waxes (jojoba oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, rice oil, olive sunflower, shea butter and cocoa, …) are the emolliency ingredients of cosmetic products. Vitamins have soothing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and restructuring properties. Minerals are bio-activators, they make it possible to carry out chemical reactions at the base of the metabolism and even at cosmetic level they have the task of being activators. For example, copper is the fundamental element for the synthesis of collagen and keratin, zinc for the structuring of keratin, selenium to limit the processes of oxidation and calcium for the balance of cell membranes; manganese has an antiradical activity, iron strengthens defenses against free radicals and silicon has a firming effect.
Cosmetology is nowdays a science that goes beyond the boundaries of aesthetics to embrace health and beauty and beauty starts with awareness. As is often the case, we find in these natural elements the ingredients for our beauty!