Ahad J. Pathan1*, Anand P. Khadke1, Asma A. Pathan1
1.Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, YSPM’s YTC College of Pharmacy 415011, Maharashtra, India
The market of cosmetics is highly dynamic and new product launches happen at a fast rate. Over the last years, new concepts have also been rising, as in the case of cosmeceuticals and more recently, nutricosmetics. This review aimed to explore the concept of nutricosmetics and, through exploratory review; it becomes evident that they are presented as the latest trend in the beauty industry. Nutricosmetics can be defined as a result of the intersection of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals, characterized as oral supplementation of nutrients formulated and marketed specifically for beauty purposes. A growing body of impressive clinical data has shown a positive association between nutraceuticals use and skin health. Along with advancing sophistication in manufacturing technologies and reliable science and expert endorsement, the nutricosmetics sector has great potential in winning over skeptical consumers. India will be a target market for Nutricosmetics in future and many pharmaceutical companies will come up with such products. Present review compiles general introduction, market overview, need, clinical evidence of nutricosmetics. It also includes nutricosmetics available in market and ingredients widely used in formulation of Nutricosmetics.
Keywords: Nutricosmetics, industry, market, consumers.