Orange, NJ—Lycored announced the publication of its newest paper in peer-reviewed journalSkin Pharmacology and Physiologyin a press release. Within the paper, the release says, researchers confirm that supplementation with Lycoderm—a carotenoid-rich tomato nutrient complex—allows for the proper nourishment of body and skin, and balances skin’s response to UV rays.

The study was performed on 149 people. It was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multicenter study. In this 2018 study, 12 weeks of supplementation helped skin cells appear calmer on both molecular and physiological damage. Participants experienced reduced secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators, and that balance was reflected in reduced skin redness and an increased resilience to UV damage, which has been identified as the primary preventable cause of skin aging.

Karin Hermoni, Ph.D., head of science and nutrition at Lycored, said in the release: “All people should strive for a healthier relationship with the sun and be mindful of their exposure to UV. Complementing traditional topical skin care and sun care with proper nourishment of body and skin can help balance our skin’s response to environmental challenges and build a better foundation for beautiful skin and long-term skin wellness.”

The full study, Tomato Phytonutrients Balance UV Response: Results from a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study, by K. Groten et al., is available here.