There’s a pretty big misconception in the world of clean beauty that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, you should skip it. Following this arbitrary rule will ensure you miss out on some of the most magical (and clean!) beauty ingredients out there. That’s where methylsulfonylmethane comes in — also known as MSM, or “nature’s beauty mineral.” Scroll on to learn why it should earn a place in your skincare routine.
It stimulates collagen.
You probably know that collagen is essential to the elasticity of skin. Our body’s production of collagen starts to decrease when we turn 25(ish) and other factors such as smoking, sugar, and ultraviolet rays can also decrease collagen production. MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur that helps your body produce and maintain collagen.
It’s already a part of you.
It’s true — MSM is already in your system. In fact, it’s naturally occuring in all plants, animals, and humans. That means methylsulfonylmethane is naturally occuring within you and most of your food.
It can be a source of skin relief.
Methylsulfonylmethane has also been attributed to natural anti-inflammatory properties. It can even relieve skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and dermatitis.