Healthy skin, hair and nails result from a variety of biological factors, including balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Collagen, the body’s main structural protein, makes up 70% of the skin and is vital in helping to maintain the skin’s firmness, suppleness and elasticity, as well as the constant renewal of skin cells. Research has shown collagen production begins to decrease around the age of 18 and continues to decline at a rate of about 1% per year after age 40. After menopause, skin thickness may decrease at a rate of about 1.13% annually. The potent formula provides vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to help strengthen hair and nails while enhancing collagen formation in the body. To enhance the efficacy of Cosmetic Essentials, the reformulated product will no longer include Fo-ti and contain an increased amount of saw palmetto extract (from 240 mg to 320 mg), based on current research indicating its effectiveness at this dosing. In addition, the bottle size and capsule dosing amount have been updated. Cosmetic Essentials will now be available in a 60-count bottle at a two-capsule dosing. Suggested Use: 2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Formulated to be free of allergens derived from: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors. Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing.