Do you know that the skin can be nourished by vitamins from both inside and out? That’s right. You can eat your way to glowing skin, and apply anti aging vitamins topically too!
Dietary Vitamins Not Enough for Skin Rejuvenation
Adding more veggies and fruits to your diet definitely puts you in a better position to get healthier skin, but the body can only deliver so many vitamins to your skin – no matter how much you ingest – that you still need to apply vitamins on the skin surface to get the most out of them.
In other words, while you can fill your plate with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, you can’t send those vitamins straight to your crows’ feet, age spots or sagging cheeks. Your skin care specialist might suggest using serums as well. They contain all the vitamins your skin needs so you can apply them directly to where your skin needs most help.
Vitamin C and Collagen Synthesis
One of the most powerful antioxidants to combat skin ageing is ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. This is because vitamin C stops the oxidation process that leads to the production of free radicals, which in turn lead to a chain of events that may damage cells, making you looking old than your actual years.
Vitamin C is also a vital molecule in the production of collagen, in that ascorbic acid is involved at every step of collagen synthesis. This is why vitamin C is an essential collagen treatment ingredient. To help stabilize vitamin C at high levels, for example in a serum containing 20% vitamin C, it is infused with Ferulic acid, an antioxidant from plant cell wall components that boosts the free-radical fighting ability of both vitamins C and E.
Vitamin B to Renew Collagen and Fade Dark Spots
Vitamins B3 (niacin) and B5 (pantothenic acid) increase the potency of vitamin C. In particular, vitamin B3 enhances the de-pigmenting potential of vitamin C because it inhibits the transfer of pigment to the surface of the skin, thus reducing dark spots. (The vitamin is also thought to protect the skin from certain cancers.)
Vitamin B5, on the other hand, boosts the collagen regeneration power of vitamin C by speeding up the skin’s natural healing process. This vitamin has also demonstrated moisturizing effects, making it a great addition to combat sagging skin.
Vitamin E against PhotoDamage
If there ever is a vitamin that pairs up perfectly with vitamin C, that would be vitamin E. It is as powerful an antioxidant as vitamin C, and both vitamins bring out the best in each other’s antioxidant powers than if they were used individually. Even better, vitamin E absorbs energy from UV light, protecting the skin from photo damage.
Look 10 Years Younger with Plant Stem Cells
This is the reason why in a medical aesthetic clinic, vitamins C and E often make up the active ingredients of the best anti aging cream. In aesthetic clinics in Singapore, one such serum that contains ingredients more effective than vitamin C is the Fibroblast Growth Factorthat contains stem cells of gardenia, gotu kola, hibiscus, and apple. These ingredients are known to boost skin density, texture and firmness, delay – and even reverse – the appearance of fine lines, and reactivate collagen.
If you want to look 10 years younger without waiting that long, Vitamin C, B and E Serum with Ferulic Acid combined with the Fibroblast Growth Factor will get you there fast!