It seems counter-intuitive to take a pill for a skin problem. However, this is not a new concept or recent technology. Oral supplements for skin have existed for decades in the form of vitamins, minerals and even ingredients which make up our own skin and hair, such as collagen and keratin supplements.
Before parting with your money on oral skin supplements, you need to ask these FOUR questions:
And now, The Skin Pharmacy is ready with its own range of natural oral supplements for pigmentation – TSP LUMINOS and TSP LUMINOS PLUS+
What is in TSP LUMINOS & TSP LUMINOS PLUS+ ?
Will TSP LUMINOS and TSP LUMINOS PLUS+ work for pigmentation?
Let’s put TSP LUMINOS and TSP LUMINOS PLUS+ through our FOUR ‘must-ask’ questions:
I. Can the ingredients be absorbed through the gut?
All the active ingredients in TSP LUMINOS and TSP LUMINOS PLUS+ have been proven to be readily absorbed in humans.
II. Once absorbed, can sufficient levels of the active ingredients reach the site of action where it is needed, for example, the epidermis of the skin?
After consuming tomatoes, reasonably high concentrations of Phytoene and Phytofluene were found in blood and tissue samples
Studies have also shown preferential accumulation of these ingredients in certain organs, including the skin.
III. What effects do these ingredients have on our skin?
Clinical studies with Phytoene and Phytofluene (from tomatoes) have demonstrated:
Vitamin C defends the skin against oxidative stress and is also an important component in the building of the skin’s collagen
Hydroxytyrosol (from olives) has strong anti-oxidant effects which:
IV. Are they safe to consume?
The clinical data strongly supports the efficacy and benefits offered by these ingredients when consumed orally for pigmentation. However, like with topical products for treating pigmentation, expectations need to be managed and it really depends on how these products are taken.
Pigmentation is a life-long problem and the solution is a life-long commitment. Improvements with TSP LUMINOS and TSP LUMINOS PLUS+ are seen from as early as 2-3 months but like with all health supplements, optimum benefits are achieved with daily consumption together with other UV protection steps such as using sunscreen and topical anti-pigmentation products.
For more information on these products, please visit our stores and speak to our friendly staff.
Mei Hui - Managing Director/Pharmacist