The book will educate and decode the role of vitamins, essential fatty acids and other nutraceuticals on skin health and their tremendous impact to the current needs of the skin care industry. Focus on conditions, as acne, dermatitis, dry scaly skin or alopecia will provide a comprehensive knowledge of the relationship of nutrition and skin as well as the current attempts in nutritional or dermatological research. It will stimulate food professionals to brainstorm for new products and opportunities that will target the emerging antiaging and wellness trends and modern consumer needs.
Focuses on serious skin problems, such as acne, dermatitis, dry scaly skin, and alopecia
Explains the role of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and other nutraceuticals on skin health
Highly relevant to the current needs of the skin care industry
Nutrition and skin health are often linked in the mind of the consumer. The last few years have produced excellent nutritional studies addressing the effects of nutrients on skin. This book aims to summarize these studies and discuss the relationship between certain nutrients and skin health in the hope of encouraging and enabling food and skin care professionals to create products that promote skin health.
Nutrition and Skin is an important resource for experts and newcomers alike in the fields of food science, nutrition, and dermatology. It will help the food scientist to design functional foods for better skin health, the nutritionist to analyze the questions raised by existing research and studies, and the dermatologist and researcher to better understand the impact of nutrients on skin in order to design better skin care products and nutritional supplements.
Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D., is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology. He started his professional career as a research biochemist in the Skin Research Center of Johnson & Johnson and later served as a group leader at Munich Biotech, where he worked on cancer research. Thereafter he returned to Johnson & Johnson, where he is currently a Principal Scientist focusing on lipid metabolism research. He has authored numerous scientific publications, patent applications, and one book.
1. Introduction and Overview.- Part I. Nutrients and Skin.- 2. Vitamin A and the Skin.- 3. The Relevance of the Cutaneous Vitamin D Endocrine System for Skin Physiology and Treatment of Skin Diseases.- 4. Photoprotection of the Skin with Vitamin C and E: Antioxidants and Synergies.- 5. Carotenoids and Skin.- 6. Antioxidants and Skin.- 7. Minerals and the Skin.- 8. Probiotics and Skin.- Part II. Clinical Crossover Between Nutrition and Dermatology.- 9. Diet and Acne.- 10. Glycemic Load and Acne.- 11. Essential Fatty Acids and Atopic Dermatitis.- 12. Hair Biology and Nutritional Influences.- 13. Detecting and Monitoring Nutrients on Skin Using Non-Invasive Methods.- 14. Nutritional Clinical Studies in Dermatology.