Retinol and collagen are usually key buzzwords in the world of beauty. Products containing these two components usually sell themselves, but let us not forget about with our body and skin also need -vitamins.
If you break up the word ‘vitamins’ into two parts, you might be able to get a sense of what they are. ‘Vita’ essentially means vital, and ‘mins’ pretty much means minerals.
So what are vitamins? Vital minerals, that’s what they are!
Easy as ABC
Vitamins are not conventionally associated with beauty and is more of a staple around the health circles.
Other than the benefits vitamins can provide for your body internally, you’ll be surprised to know the world of good it brings to your external well-being too. Vitamins are essentially the unsung heroes of the beauty world, often uncredited but silently effective.
I’m going to take you through an alphabetical journey through the world of vitamins… and I won’t be going by the book.
Bear with me once again, grammar Nazis and lingual elitists!
A is for… Collagen
Collagen is a constant that is on everyone’s lips in beauty circles, and rightfully so. It is a component where youth begins (if you have it in abundance) and ends (if you start running out of it).
Collagen production in our body is at its peak in our younger days, and is the reason why our skin was supple enough to put a spring in our step. As you get older, the collagen factory line starts losing its efficiency, and skin quality starts to dip as well.
In steps Vitamin A. Also known as retinol, this vitamin is busy in its multiple purposes; and does more than boost the production of our in-house collagen. This vitamin also aids in the reduction of pigmentation and controls sebum production, the scourge of all acne breakouts.
Have an ace up your sleeve when it comes to the fight against aging with products like Age Defy and Super Helper, are wonder creams with a highly concentrated amount of retinoids for all the skin rejuvenation perks you need.
C is for… Antioxidant
The need to purge is real in times of overindulgence. This is true when we stuff our faces or drink too much, and is also true when our skin is exposed to unseemly circumstances that may affect its quality.
A detox is in order, and Vitamin C is what starts the detoxification process of the skin. Also another vitamin of many talents, Vitamin C (scientifically known as ascorbic acid) is arguably the best all-rounder when it comes to skin health.
Its impressive repertoire also includes UV protection, acceleration of skin repair, pigmentation reduction and of course, a much-needed boost of collagen.
A serum like the White Plasma is the color-corrector you need for your skin, on top of all the mentioned benefits you stand to reap. If an even skin tone is still not enough for you, this product gives you a radiance and glow that’s bound to shave years off your actual age.
E is for… Hydration
As you age, your skin’s ability to retain moisture starts to falter, and your skin will start to get dry. Dry skin also happens to be the breeding ground for all telltale signs of old age – like crows’ feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The need to hydrate is great, and no vitamin comes greater than Vitamin E when it comes to your skin’s hydration needs.
Also another antioxidant and collagen booster, Vitamin E is an exceptional moisturizer of the skin, and when administered, boasts substantial anti-inflammatory abilities that can prevent signs of premature aging.
Aging usually begins around the eyes, and a vitamin E-rich product like the Emerald Oil will come in pretty handy against fine lines, crow’s feet, eye bags, and dark eye circles.
If you haven’t already noticed, these 3 vitamins I’ve just highlighted spell out “ACE”.
Which also happens to be what I’d say vitamins’ effects are on the skin. Just ACE!