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Optimizing vitamin D from cosmetics: the new cell nectar for a D-skin

Optimiser la vitamine D des cosmétiques : le nouveau nectar cellulaire pour une peau puissance D

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic but although there is clinical evidence that links the vitamin D deficiency with different illnesses and physiological malfunctions, lesser is known about its role directly on the skin. It actually has a direct effect on the skin health and appearance, and Vytrus Biotech has been deepening in this field and how to apply it to cosmetics. This has given rise to a new active ingredient: Nectaria Lithops.

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Vitamin D and skin

The ignored pandemic: vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic affecting over 1 billion people worldwide1, and it urgently needs to be addressed to prevent morbidity, mortality, and the increasing expenses related to the treatment of the involved chronic illnesses2.
Modern lifestyle is driven by technological advances and social media platforms. A lack of sun exposure on a long-term basis can have detrimental effects on our bodies. The increase of living indoors, office-based jobs, and reduction of socialization in public spaces, along with the common use of photo-protective products when going outdoors, makes the population especially susceptible to vitamin D deficiency.
Described as “the Sun Vitamin”, vitamin D is a steroid with hormone-like activity. It regulates the functions of over 1,000 genes and it is essential for growth and development. Current research indicates that the vitamin D deficiency is involved in several illnesses such as heart and autoimmune diseases, amongst others3.
Although there is clinical evidence that links the vitamin D deficiency with different illnesses and physiological malfunctions, lesser is known about its role directly on the skin. The vitamin D is synthesized topically and distributed through …

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