Vitamin C

Vitamin C has a long standing safety profile. 

  • Suitable in pregnancy
  • Does not make you sensitive to the sun
  • Very rare to see any irritation in the skin

Multiple benefits

  • Brightening the skin and evening tone
  • Reduces redness
  • Reduces pigmentation by inhibiting melanin synthesis – tyrosine inhibitor
  • Promotes collagen production, thereby minimising fine lines/wrinkles
  • Antioxidant
  • Helps protect against damaging UV rays especially UVA
  • Moisturising

 

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

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.

  • It is not suitable for use if pregnant or breastfeeding
  • It causes increased sensitivity to the sun
  • It can cause dryness and irritation esp. if over used

Multiple benefits

  • Stimulates cell turnover removing older damaged cells
  • Photo rejuvenation – combats the effects of photo ageing (ageing caused by the sun)
  • Helps with wrinkle and fine line reduction
  • Good for acne prone skin
  • Minimises pore size

 

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’s

 Vitamin B (there are 8) has a long standing safety profile. 

  • Suitable in pregnancy
  • Does not make you sensitive to the sun
  • Very rare to see any irritation in the skin

 

 

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is known for its calming, healing and protective properties. 

Multiple benefits include

  • Hydration
  • It is an anti-inflammatory so it is terrific for irritated or wounded skin.
  • Healing
  • Anti-ageing properties

 

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.

 

 

Vitamin B3

 

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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.

 

 

 

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