Nutricosmetics are food supplements whose active ingredients act directly on the skin, nails and hair, improving their health and appearance. They are taken orally in the form of capsules, tablets, powders or liquids, and contain a variety of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and plant extracts.

These products work from the inside of the body, nourishing the cells and tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Unlike topical cosmetics, which act only on the outer layer, nutricosmetics work to address beauty challenges from the inside, at the cellular level.

Benefits of nutricosmetics

Improve skin’s appearance: Nutricosmetics can help maintain radiant, healthy skin by providing the nutrients necessary for skin regeneration and protection. Ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants promote firmer, hydrated skin with fewer wrinkles.

Strengthens hair and nails: Helps prevent hair and nail weaking, breakage and loss. Ingredients such as biotin, zinc, iron and essential fatty acids contribute to the growth and health of these tissues.

Anti-ageing protection: Antioxidants in many nutricosmetics help protect the skin against the negative effects of oxidative stress and free radicals.

Applicable legislation

The Spanish agency in charge of their regulation is the ASEAN (Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición). At European level, these products are regulated by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1170/2009 of 30 Novembre 2009 amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the lists of vitamins and minerals and their forms that may be added to foods, including food supplements.

Unlike medicinal products, food supplements do not require authorisation for sale. However, companies responsible for the marketing of food supplements in Spain are obliged to expressly communicate the placing on the market of their product to the competent authorities in order to facilitate their control.

As in the case of any foodstuff, the companies or persons marketing food supplements are responsible of ensuring that these products are safe and comply with the regulations. In addition, although they do not require authorisation, they do require a notification of placing on the market, like cosmetics.

As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have and ask us for a quote to help you with the marketing of your nutricosmetic.