We all know vitamins are good for your health, but what about our skin? Vitamins in skincare are becoming increasingly popular. So, what products you can be using to get the vitamins you need?
VITAMINS C & E
Two Vitamins which have become increasingly popular in skincare treatments are vitamins C & E. These two clever vitamins help reduce skin damage caused by sunlight, smoke and pollution. These factors are the main cause of damage to collagen and elastin in the skin, which can cause wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
With the rise in pollution and an increase in demand for anti-ageing treatments, Vitamins C & E have never been more important in everyday skincare routines and treatments.
Vitamin E, and where it can be found…
A therapist should always incorporate Vitamin E and SPF in facial skincare treatments, particularly at the end of abrasive skin treatments such as microdermabrasion. These treatments often leave the skin sensitive and vulnerable to UV damage.
Vitamin E is in fortified cereals, sunflower oil, olive oil, wheat germ, nuts and leafy green vegetables.
The Day Cream is formulated with Vitamin E, designed to protect the skin throughout the day.
Vitamin C, and where it can be found…
An antioxidant, Vitamin C is an essential skincare ingredient when trying to create healthier, brighter, smoother skin. Additionally, Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and brightens the skin. It lifts dark spots and reveals healthy, glowing skin.
Vitamin C is in vegetables and fruits, especially oranges and other citrus fruits.
The Skincare Collection by Sienna X features Vitamin C in a range of products including:
The Chemical Peel, formulated with a fruit acid blend, a concentrated blend of extracts including bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon that contain naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and Vitamin C. This product safely exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin cell renewal which promotes skin radiance.
The Retinol Serum, formulated with Kakudu Plum, a concentrated source of Vitamin C, helps provide visible wrinkle reduction and skin luminosity. Moreover, it energizes dull-looking skin and improves skin radiance and luminosity, helps reduce skin redness and improves overall skin tone.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
A nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cells. B complex vitamins are actually 6 different vitamins which come under the ‘B complex’ label and are considered to be the most important vitamins for healthy skin as they play a crucial part in cell renewal.
With small quantities found in most foods, Vitamin B5 helps keep the skin soft, even and healthy. Furthermore, it’s also deeply hydrating, ensuring to absorb the moisture from the air.
The Facial Polish, formulated with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), helps deeply hydrate and moisturise the new skin which has been exposed following exfoliation.
Vitamin A and Retinol are the number one ingredients for clinically proven results on ageing skin.
Retinol is the main form of vitamin A, and has multiple benefits to the skin including:
- Anti-wrinkle and skin firming – boosting collagen production and smoothing out the surface of the skin
- Pigmentation – Vitamin A maintains healthy skin and helps promote an even skin tone, through encouraging pigmentation development in the skin
- Acne-prone and oily skin – Through helping sebum regulation
- Healing and scar reducing – Vitamin A encourages the smoothness of your skin’s surface through aiding the regeneration of skin cells.
The Retinol Serum, with 0.3% pure retinol (highest UK strength), boosts collagen production in the skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and promote a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, retinol also smooths and evens out the skin tone over time, helping to fade away marks and acne scars.