Lutein ingredient helps maintain healthy skin

by Jeff Gelski
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Xangold 8% WDP, a new natural lutein ester in a water-dispersible powder, may work in "beauty from within" food and beverage products, according to Cognis Nutrition & Health. Based on scientific evidence, lutein may improve skin hydration and elasticity, skin moisture, and the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from sun exposure.

Marketers may know about lutein’s eye health benefits, but research also supports the skin-protective benefits of lutein esters, said Rob Bailey, marketing manager, Cognis Nutrition & Health. "Consumers want skin care products that deliver beauty benefits through nutrition fueling one of the hottest trends in the market," he said.

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