So often when individuals are looking for dietary supplements, they’re focused on finding products that increase their energy levels, enhance their athletic performance, or accelerate fat loss. While each of these products has their place, it’s rare that people ever consider using a supplement for the largest organ in their body — their skin.
Your skin isn’t just your outer covering, it also regulates body temperature, water, and lipid stores, and helps you navigate the host of environmental stresses you encounter on a daily basis including UV exposure, heat, injury, and infections.
Unfortunately, like everything else, the skin takes a beating and it doesn’t “bounce back” as well as it did in your youth. This reduced skin function is a combination of natural aging, UV exposure, declining collagen production, poor nutrition, and variations in hormone levels. Left untreated, this leaves your skin looking dull, wrinkling, and worn out.
Sure, you might be doing the “basics” to support skin health (bathing, hand cream, lip balm, etc.), but these measures really are temporary bandages. They don’t address the root of what it takes to sustain beautiful, vibrant skin through the years.
However, we have created the ultimate catch-all skin care supplement that restores vitality to your skin and ensures graceful aging in Steel Beauty.
What is Steel Beauty?
Steel Beauty is a complete skin, hair, and nail support aid that helps women and men maintain their youthful appearance. Containing clinical doses of research-validated ingredients, Steel Beauty provides the essential nutrients you need to enhance collagen production, improve skin hydration, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Steel Beauty also helps strengthen hair, support cellular health and reduce oxidative stress, all of which contribute to graceful aging.
Why is Steel Beauty Better?
Steel Beauty takes a comprehensive approach to improving and supporting skin health. Unlike other skin care products, Steel Beauty doesn’t just treat superficial problems with your skin. It addresses the core of skin health — increasing collagen production and reducing the damaging effects of oxidative stress. On top of that, Steel Beauty also provides a range of essential vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Biotin which serves as powerful antioxidants and supports eye, hair, skin, and nail health.
What’s in Steel Beauty?
Collagen is a protein providing the primary structural component of your skin, tendons, and ligaments. Basically, collagen is the foundation for healthy looking skin; however, as you age, your body naturally starts to produce less collagen, leading to less supple looking skin and achy joints. for all of the connective tissues in the body, including skin, ligaments, and tendons.
Typically individuals will supplement with some form of collagen protein, but most of those generic collagen supplements have no clinical studies demonstrating benefits in humans.
That’s where BioCell comes in.
BioCell is a naturally-derived complex of Type 2 Hydrolyzed Collagen + Hyaluronic Acid + Chondroitin Sulfate proven in human studies to reduce connective and skeletal muscle tissue damage as well as decrease inflammation induced by exercise. 
Other research indicates that BioCell also is beneficial for resisting the signs of aging and it may also improve circulation , which delivers a greater supply of oxygen and nutrients to your skin, keeping you looking young and vibrant.
Linoleic acid is an essential omega-6 fatty acid that plays a critical role in skin health. Research has shown that individuals suffering from acne have low levels of the essential fat, but when those individuals suffering from acne, supplement with linoleic acid, they’re able to significantly reduce the appearance of acne by 25%! [3,4]
The reason linoleic acid is such a powerful skin beautifying agent has to do with compounds called eicosanoids, which play a major role in inflammatory and immune responses in our skin.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is naturally rich in catechins, potent antioxidants shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anticancer effects. Research has also shown that the polyphenols naturally occurring in green tea exhibit significant antioxidant, chemopreventive, and immunomodulatory effects that protect the skin. [5,6] Steel Beauty includes a green tea extract standardized for 80% catechins and 50% EGCG, the most potent catechin in green tea.
Salmon nasal cartilage has been traditionally consumed in Japan as an all-natural remedy to support joint health and integrity due to its high proteoglycan content. Proteoglycans are a type of protein in connective tissues including your skin, bone, and cartilage, where they join with collagen, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid, and other glycoproteins.
Juvecol is a patented extract of salmon nasal cartilage, naturally high in these proteoglycans proven in human trials to improve skin condition, especially skin elasticity, as well as joint health due to its immunomodulatory effect. [7,8,9]
Resveratrol gained prominence several years ago when it was discovered that the red wine polyphenol could improve cholesterol levels. Concentrated in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries, resveratrol functions as a powerful antioxidant in the body and also offers anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial benefits. [10,11] Studies have shown that resveratrol can protect against UVB-mediated skin damage and offer some unique anti-aging benefits, too! [11,12]
- Lopez HL, Habowski S, Sandrock J, Kedia A, Ziegenfuss T. Effects of BioCell Collagen® on connective tissue protection and functional recovery from exercise in healthy adults: a pilot study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2014;11(Suppl 1):P48. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-11-S1-P48.
- Schwartz SR, Park J. Ingestion of BioCell Collagen®, a novel hydrolyzed chicken sternal cartilage extract; enhanced blood microcirculation and reduced facial aging signs. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2012;7:267-273. doi:10.2147/CIA.S32836.
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- Najima et al. “Usefulness of the Supplement Containing Proteoglycan for Japanese Healthy People Feeling Knee Discomfort.” Medical Consultation and New Remedies. 53(3) (2016): 228–235.
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Vitamin A (as Beta- Carotene)
Beta-Carotene is converted in the body to Vitamin A; a powerful antioxidant that plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, skin and neurological function.
Vitamin A is involved in the formation of glycoproteins and is essential for vision and is subsequently converted to retinoic acid which is used for processes such as growth and cell differentiation.
Beta-Carotene prevents premature skin aging by acting as an antioxidant, reducing oxygen damage caused by UV light. Beta-Carotene also imparts a natural glow to your skin.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that works as an antioxidant to help fight oxidative stress, while also aiding in collagen synthesis. By fighting oxidative stress, Vitamin C helps combat hair graying and hair loss.
Vitamin C also helps to maintain the integrity of our nails by strengthening our skin, connective tissue, bones and blood vessel walls.
Vitamin C is also necessary in absorbing iron, which keeps our hair strong and healthy.
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is a hormone that plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, immune regulation and cell growth differentiation. Antioxidants present in Vitamin D prevent skin damage and premature aging, and Vitamin D is also a precursor to the hair growth cycle. The antioxidants present in Vitamin D help to prevent skin damage and premature aging of the skin.
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acid Succinate)
Vitamin E compromises a group of fat-soluble compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E increases blood circulation and helps to safeguard cells from harmful free radicals by acting as an antioxidant. An increase in blood supply also increase hair and nail growth efficiency and may lead to faster, stronger and healthier hair and nail growth.
Vitamin E benefits skin by strengthening the capillary walls and improving moisture and elasticity, acting as a natural ant-aging nutrient within your body.
Also known as Vitamin B7, Biotin acts as a coenzyme in the body that’s needed for the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and glucose. Vitamin B7 is needed to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.
Also known as Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid is an essential nutrient that is required for the metabolism of dietary carbs, proteins, and fats consumed on a daily basis. Vitamin B5 is critical for the growth and differentiation of keratin and collagen.
Another benefit of Vitamin B5 is to help maintain skin and hair health. Vitamin B5 can reduce the appearance of premature aging as well as help to prevent hair from losing its color during the aging process.
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)
Zinc is an element and essential trace mineral involved in many biological processes including immunity, brain function, protein and DNA synthesis, and reproduction. Zinc is an essential co-factor for multiple enzymes and is involved with important functional activities of the hair follicle. Zinc Picolinate is an acid form of zinc that is easily absorbed.
BioCell Collagen® (Proprietary chicken sternal cartilage extract)
BioCell Collagen® is a science based, clinically tested dietary ingredient that promotes active joints, youthful looking skin, and healthy connective tissues. Unlike other collagen and hyaluronic acid ingredients on the market, BioCell Collagen® contains a patented composition of naturally occurring hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid in a highly absorbable matrix form that has been the subject of numerous human clinical trials including safety, efficacy, and bioavailability.
To learn more about BioCell Collagen® and read about clinical trials click on one of these three links:
BioCell® Science Review (2018)
BioCell® Skin Health Brochure
BioCell Collagen® White Paper
Linoleic Acid (as Safflower Oil) (Carthamus Tinctorius)
An Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid, linoleic acids helps boost the quality and appearance of your skin. Linoleic acid provides anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support. Safflower oil can also help keep your hair shiny and vibrant.
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis) (80% Catechins & 50% EGCG)
Naturally rich in antioxidants, the polyphenols in green tea help protect against UVB light-induced skin disorders associated with immune suppression and DNA damage while supplying a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients to our hair, skin and nails.
Proteoglycans are a component of connective tissues such as bone, cartilage, and skin. Made from proteoglycans extracted from the cartilage of salmon, Juvecol is a NEXTY Award winning ingredient clinically documented to support joint health and skin beauty.
More information on Juvecol® can be found by clicking here, with clinical data being found here.
Resveratrol (Polygonum Cuspidatum)
Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols. Resveratrol is regarded as having powerful antioxidant effects, supporting health at the cellular level and protecting against symptoms associated with aging and free radical damage.