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Is Your Skincare Regime Missing Essential Vitamins?

Posted: 9 August 2019 by Annemarie O'Donnell

Topical vitamins are essential for skin health. They have a myriad of benefits, all focused on optimising your skin’s function and health, with the amazing added benefit of slowing your skin’s ageing. This month we are all about the beginning of the alphabet – Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, D-Panthenol and Vitamin E.

 

 

Vitamin A Nanoparticles

 

The Vitamin A we utilise in dermaviduals is retinyl palmitate, a cell to cell communicator that encourages skin cells to continue their renewal process and also regenerates the production of collagen and elastin. It accelerates the cell renewal process, which is the main objective in skin anti-ageing.

Retinyl palmitate protects your skin and supports its regeneration, but it is less irritating than retinol and therefore suited to most skins and is especially gentle on sensitive skin.

Did you know that Vitamin A is even more beneficial for ageing skin if used in combination with Vitamin C and E? Vitamin C is necessary for the formation of strong collagen bundles and Vitamin E acts as a scavenger for free radicals and protects the skin’s lipids from oxidisation.

 

Vitamin B Liposome Concentrate

 

Vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide), has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the skin, which are two essentials to form a healthy skin barrier. It also prevents the skin from losing water content, restores damaged skin caused by UVA/UVB or environmental pollution and stimulates microcirculation.

This bad boy has a reputation for being able to reduce acne, decrease inflammation and lighten pigmentation. Yes, please!

 

Vitamin C Liposome Concentrate

 

Vitamin C is one hard worker! It helps to prevent free radical formation, it stimulates & regulates collagen production, it repairs photo-damaged skin and it helps to control hyper-pigmentation.

Vitamin C also helps to slow down the ageing process and the formation of fine lines & wrinkles.

 

D-Panthenol

 

D-Panthenol is a lesser known vitamin, but should definitely be on your radar. It promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged skin tissue, reduces itching and inflammation, improves skin hydration, reduces trans-epidermal water loss, improves skin texture, repairs the skin barrier and more. One of our favourite things about D-Panthenol is its prevention of the signs of ageing via the activation of fibroblasts, which are trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Seriously underrated!

 

Vitamin E Nanoparticles

 

Vitamin E is a vital ingredient for soft, supple skin. Studies have show it plays an important role in protecting skin from environmental and oxidative damage, and it has been dubbed the ‘protection vitamin’ in the skin industry. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties and positively influences wound healing.

 

Now we know what you’re thinking: I want all the vitamins, but adding 5 serums to my skincare regime seems a bit extra! We hear you and have the most simple solution – talk to your skin treatment therapist about creating a Bespoke Vitamin Serum especially for you – they’ll be able to curate something perfectly tailored for your skin’s needs & health. Win! Find your closest dermaviduals skin expert here.

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