MSM is super hot right now in the health, fitness and beauty industries. It's been named the 'miracle supplement' and is now an essential part of many people's daily skincare regime.
In many of our reviews (1) we have customers sharing amazing feedback on our MSM Organic Beauty collection. But if you haven't heard of MSM before, you might be wondering what exactly is it and how might it benefit your skin?
MSM is Methylsulfonylmethane, a naturally occurring organic sulphur compound that is found abundantly in rainwater as well as in plants and tissues. Although sulfur is present in many natural unprocessed foods...It’s quickly lost during the cooking process. So it's the perfect ingredient to add to my raw, organic skinfood, as we don't use any heat phase when we hand make the skincare collection.
MSM Supplements are gaining a lot of attention due to the recent focus on longevity and anti-ageing technologies.' (2) The beneficial qualities of MSM make quite an impressive list but we're going to look at just two today focusing on how it helps your skin.
Probably the most celebrated property of MSM is it's ability to 'significantly boost(ing) collagen and keratin production' (3).
As we know, collagen is the most prolific protein in our body and is responsible for giving our skin strength and structure. Collagen production declines with age (4), hence our obsession with products that claim to help with it's production.
More collagen hopefully means less wrinkles! But not only does MSM help boost collagen in our bodies but it has the amazing quality of being able to enhance absorption making it 'an excellent way to enhance the absorption of more costly actives making them more available to the tissues, which is beneficial in anti-ageing skin care.' (5)
The second benefit that we are going to look at is MSM's ability to even out skin tone and diminish blemishes.
Sulphur can act as a skin whitener in high doss, and this is thought to be why MSM has been reported to 'help reduce hyper pigmentation issues such as melasma, pink or faded-red acne scars, age spots, freckles and sun damage both as an internal supplement and external application' (6).
MSM works alongside Vitamin C, also known to be a key vitamin in helping replenish and revive tired looking skin (2) and the combination of the two is thought to be even more efficient with helping look after the overall appearance of your skin.
Embrace a naturally occurring organic element and it's incredible abilities to renew your skin and before too long, you will find that your skin is hydrated, healthy and glowing with radiance.
And hey, if it happens to help with a few wrinkles along the way...then that's just an added bonus!
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