Evidence show that MSM benefits hair, skin, nails, and minimizes the visible effects of aging.
MSM has a number of exciting potential applications in the cosmetic and personal care arena. These include permeability enhancement; hair, skin, and nail health; and self-preserving formulations.
Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
MSM is formulated in a variety of personal care products such as moisturizers, nail polishes, acne creams and gels, body washes, shampoos, toothpaste and mouthwashes. Evidence suggests it reduces scarring, softens skin, strengthens nails and thickens hair. Moreover, MSM supports the production of collagen and keratin; is a primary building block for healthy hair, skin and nails; is pH and thermally stable; and is synergistic with other ingredients.
Research suggests that daily oral supplementation with MSM may aid in minimizing the visible effects of aging on the skin. The research touts sulfur with supporting the structural integrity of the skin by reducing the effects of the stress induced by ultra violet rays.
Research indicates that when personal care products are formulated with at least ten percent MSM, the need to add preservatives may be eliminated.