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BEAUTY DRINKS FORMULATION & DEVELOPMENT

THE EMERGENCE OF BEAUTY DRINK DEVELOPMENT

Everyone values beauty, even if we don’t explicitly express it. The beauty drinks category is a relatively recent addition to the beverage industry. 

Beauty beverages, enriched with botanical extracts from (super) fruits and vegetables, along with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, are designed to promote anti-aging effects, skin brightening, and the reduction of acne, scars, and pigmentation. 

Beauty drinks assist in skin tightening and contribute to maintaining healthy nails and hair. Typically, fruit juices, like the superfruits goji berries or acai, are added. These juices are known for promoting smooth and healthy skin. Other ingredients like acerola, blackcurrant and pomegranate juices are used because they are known for their potent antioxidant activity.

COLLAGEN IN BEAUTY BEVERAGES

Collagen is also a very trendy ingredient that is a large part of beauty drink formulations, which again contributes to the maintenance of smooth and youthful skin. But what is collagen?

Collagen is the most frequently occurring protein type in both animals and humans. It is not a uniform substance but is rather a family of proteins. To date, 27 different types of collagen have been identified. 

Type I collagen is the most prominent representative and occurs primarily in connective tissue like skin, bone or tendons. Type II collagen occurs exclusively in cartilage tissue. 

Type III collagen is found in connective tissues. Commercial collagen as an ingredient can either be porcine, bovine or marine. Bovine and porcine collagen consist of type I and III, whereas marine collagen consists of type I. 

For topical beauty, marine collagen is usually preferred, whereas, in beauty supplements, both bovine and marine are accepted. The choice of using either bovine or marine depends on the desired price level of the end product. For bone health, whether to use bovine or marine is linked to the country of production or the religion of the country where the final product is sold. When halal and kosher ingredients are required, bovine will be chosen over porcine. When price plays a role, porcine collagen is the most cost-effective of all three. 

Depending on the manufacturer of beauty drink products, marine collagen isn’t always ideal as it can be an allergen that will need to fit under the allergen management scheme of the manufacturer. 

FOOD SCIENTIST FOR HIRE AND BEAUTY DRINKS DEVELOPMENT

Advancements in technology have blurred the lines between the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. This convergence has given rise to the beauty beverage segment. 

Also, the evolving expectations of aging consumers are driving the increased interest in specialized beauty solutions that enhance outward appearance. As a result, the market size is expected to experience substantial growth in the next years. Food Scientist For Hire can assist you in beauty drink development and the launch of your unique beauty drink.

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