Vitamins Used in Beauty Care Products to Improve Skin

Much as the body requires vitamins to maintain homeostasis, the skin also needs a regimen of vitamins. Vitamins are natural defenses to aging, sun damage, healing, and they enhance the skin’s potential to protect the body. While many of these vitamins serve specific purposes, it has been proven that their capabilities improve when they are used in beauty care chemicals in conjunction with one or more additional vitamins.

  • Vitamin A. Vitamin A and its derivative beauty care chemicals (retinoids) are remarkable wrinkle reducers, skin smoothers, acne preventers, and spot reducers. Added into many night creams, Vitamin A reacts and breaks down when introduced to sunlight. Retinoic acid is an active form of Vitamin A used to reduce wrinkles by restoring elastin, the elastic-like fibers that maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.

  • Vitamin B. Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) reduces redness in the epidermis and strengthens the skin’s ability to retain moisture and keep out impurities. When applied with Vitamin A, niacinamide reduces the side effect of skin irritation, which may occur if Vitamin A is added too frequently or in an elevated dosage.

  • Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a free-radical policeman, stalking and removing free radicals that can damage skin. Free radicals associated with the effects of aging cause wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, et cetera. Adding Vitamin C deters and may reverse these changes. Vitamin C should be applied in the morning to enhance the skin’s ability to shield the body from ultraviolet rays.

  • Vitamin E. Vitamin E assists in the epidermis’ capacity to retain moisture. It is also an excellent free-radical eliminator. Much like Vitamin C, Vitamin E may act to reverse skin damage. Combine it with Vitamin C in the morning if you are planning to spend any time in the sun.

  • Vitamin K. Vitamin K is often added to creams containing Vitamin A since it serves many of the same purposes – removing discoloration, especially around the eyes. Because Vitamin K is essential in clotting blood, it also aids in healing any skin blemishes, and is frequently found in moisturizers specifically designed to fade dark circles under the eyes.

Vitamins are essential to life, and they make beauty and skin care a bit easier as well. For additional information about the vitamins in beauty care chemicals and their positive impact on your skin care, contact Bell Chem at (407) 339-BELL(2355).