How much of the vitamins that you intake does your body use to nourish your skin? The obvious answer is – a very tiny chunk. Because it has a lot of bodily functions to take care of and, not to forget, maintain your overall health, your body diverts the vitamins where they are most needed. So how do you provide your skin with the nourishment it requires? Two words: Topical Vitamins. They are safe, they are effective and they are dermatologist-approved; topically used vitamins are a great way to ensure the well being of your skin.
In addition to the nutrient-rich ingredients, Shea butter XO face cream and face mask are infused with organically proclaimed Vitamin E and Vitamin C3.
WHAT IS VITAMIN E AND HOW IT BENEFITS THE SKIN?
If you pick up one of your face creams or serums or even some foundations, you’ll realise that you might have already been using Vitamin E. The obvious question… what exactly is it? Vitamin E is actually a set with 8 chemical compounds of the polyphenol family- four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. When thinking about skincare, however, it is the tocopherol version of Vitamin E that is used. And here are some of the reasons why Vitamin E is a skin superhero…
- Has emollient properties that smoothen out cracked and chapped skin thereby strengthening the skin barrier and preventing moisture loss
- Exhibits strong antioxidant properties and hence, protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules that damage skin cells and clog pores resulting in acne outbreaks and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines)
- In addition to preventing acne caused by oxidative stress (the technical term for free-radical damage), also reduces acne and prevent outbreaks by cleansing pores and balancing sebum production
- Boosts collagen production in the body that prevents the loss of skin elasticity, thereby slowing down the signs of premature ageing
- Provides some amount of cover from damage caused by sun exposure
- Has anti-inflammatory and cell-regenerative properties that help reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes and marks
- Gives skin a healthy radiance and a youthful, rejuvenated appearance
WHAT IS VITAMIN C3 AND WHAT ARE ITS SKIN ADVANTAGES?
We are well aware of the many skin benefits Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) has. From being a rich antioxidant to delaying signs of ageing and everything in between. But adding Vitamin C to moisturisers and other cream and oil-based formulations is not possible as it is a water-soluble nutrient and does not blend in. Here’s where Vitamin C3 comes into the picture. The regular Vitamin C, when modified into fatty acid, gives us Ascorbyl Palmitate or Vitamin C3, the newest and coolest kid on the block. Vitamin C3 has all the skin-enriching properties of its water-soluble counterpart minus the blending-in trouble. A few things that Vitamin C3 can do for your skin…
- It is an extremely potent antioxidant that helps protect skin from free-radical damage including acne, age spots, wrinkles and also sun damage
- Delays signs of ageing by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin that maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity
- Inhibits melanin production of the body and thus, prevents pigmentation and formation of dark spots and gives skin an overall brighter and lighter complexion