Methylsulfonylmethane. MSM. It sounds a bit scary–maybe you’ve been taught that you should steer clear of ingredients whose names you can’t immediately recognize and pronounce. But, never fear! MSM is completely natural and good and safe for your skin. We would never use any ingredients that weren’t.
MSM is the form in which sulfur appears in nature in all living organisms. Sulfur is called nature’s “beauty mineral” because it keeps skin smooth and youthful and hair glossy. How does it do all of this?
First, MSM may be beneficial for skin and hair health by strengthening keratin. This protein is the main structural component in your hair, skin, and nails, and it contains high levels of sulfur. By acting as a sulfur donor, MSM can strengthen keratin, benefitting skin health. Second, MSM helps reduce inflammation, which can damage skin cells and lead to premature signs of aging, like wrinkles. Third, MSM has been shown to reduce symptoms of skin conditions like rosacea and eczema, improving redness, itching, inflammation, hydration, and skin color. Fourth, MSM is a building block for collagen and other connective tissue which keeps your skin firm, strong, and youthful.