Vitamin C has a long standing safety profile.
Can be used by all skin types once a day, and given that it doesn’t cause sun sensitivity and its protective antioxidant effects (UVA and environmental pollutant) morning application will be most beneficial.
Vitamin A has the most publicity with regards to skincare –it is an “A-league celebrity”. It however has some side effects that we need to be mindful off.
Vitamin A should be introduced slowly to minimise skin irritation. It is best used in the evening. Remember not suitable if pregnant or breast feeding.
Vitamin B (there are 8) has a long standing safety profile.
Vitamin B5 is known for its calming, healing and protective properties.
Multiple benefits include
Vitamin B5 can be used daily and is suitable for all skin types. Our B3/B5 preparation is particularly suited for oily or acne/rosacea prone skin.
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The Cancer Council funded research into Vitamin B3 and found that both oral (taking a tablet) and topical (a cream) were powerful at improving immune function. An improved immune system helps to reduce cancer and the research showed that at 12 months people using B3 had 23% reduction in skin cancer and 13% reduction in sun spots (pre-malignant).
Oral vitamin B3 is only recommended for people in the high risk group…those having multiple skin cancers. Topical B3 is suitable for everyone.
Particularly useful for people with sun damaged skin.