The best skin care products out there today are loaded with vitamins and minerals that help nourish, repair and protect the skin. No matter what your skin type, vitamins and minerals are essential for great skin. Some of the latest skin care technology is helping vitamins and minerals assist you in achieving optimal skin health.
Vitamin A comes in many forms, whether it is a dietary source (such as betacaretone) or found as a skincare ingredient (such as retinol). It promotes skin renewal and skin clarity; it is often used for people who have aging, pigmentation, and acne issues. Topical applications of vitamin A are very good at treating these skin concerns, and there are many skincare and prescription treatments that are vitamin A based.
Women who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding should be careful. High doses of both oral and topical vitamin A is a teratogen and is not advised during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
With so many different sorts of Vitamin B, it would be hard to talk about them all. One of them really stands out for oily and acne prone skin: vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is a skin health superhero. It helps to maintain and regular sebum production, and also works as an antioxidant.
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the synthesis of collagen. In its most stable form— magnesium ascorbyl phosphate— when applied topically it is a powerful antioxidant to improve signs of premature aging.
Never heard of this one before? Well you might have heard of its more common moniker, biotin. Topically, it assists in regulating skin oils, decreasing enzyme activity and works as an anti-oxidant. This makes Vitamin H great for adult, inflammatory acne.
Just like vitamin H and niacinamide, zinc is not only an anti-oxidant and oil regulator.
So what about zinc oxide? There are probably some people reading this who remember good old zinc sticks on the nose during summer. Zinc oxide is a UVA and UVB physical sunscreen, perfect for children, sensitised and sensitive skin types.
If you have questions about skincare, contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a skincare specialist. We‘ll provide you with a simple, efficient and very effective routine targeted to your concerns. Contact us today!