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Vitamin A – for optimal skin health

Vitamin A skincare products improve the overall health of your skin. They normalise skin functions, helping your skin to stay strong and healthy. A clear powerhouse in your skincare routine at home, topical Vitamin A is capable of reprogramming cellular function. Everyone, from normal/sensitive/rosacea/pigmented and acne skins would benefit from using it. Not only will Vitamin A help you to age more gracefully, it will help you to have clear, exfoliated healthy skin, as you age.

Choosing a Vitamin A serum can be very tricky, as there are many different forms such as Retinol Palmitate, Retin A or Tretinoin just to name a few. Our favourite is stabilised Retinaldehyde as it works at a cellular level. It reaches the desired cells quickly when it is combined with a penetrating delivery system, healing the skin with no irritation. Your therapist will advise you on how to use the serum best suited to your skin type. Some skins need to build up to the use of Vitamin A before it can be used every night.  

A Brief History of Vitamin A in Skin Care products.

In the early days of skin rejuvenation, Vitamin A was used to primarily treat acne. It was also observed at how well it healed not only acne, but also ageing skin conditions too.

How Do Vitamin A Serums Work? What does Vitamin A actually do for your skin? Vitamin A serum benefits your skin by thickening and stimulating the dermis to produce collagen, elastin and healthy new cells. Which in turn reduces wrinkles and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin. Vitamin A actually increases the collagen synthesis, therefore slowing ageing breakdown of your collagen and elastin.

Vitamin A Serum Improves The Following:

  • Normalises blood flow and metabolic functions – taking nutrients and Oxygen to the cells.

  • Helps to reduce the symptoms of Rosacea and strengthens capillaries.

  • Increases the rate of wound healing and acne scarring.

  • Exfoliates the skin – making skin smooth and more even-toned.

  • Repairs the structure of the Epidermis – optimising your skin's UV protection.

  • Decreases clustering of Melanin granules – reducing the appearance of brown spots and hyper pigmentation.

  • Decreases sebum production - treating acne brilliantly.

  • Promotes a healthy Cellular Membrane – improving hydration and oil regulation for dryer skin types.

  • Helps in eliminating Pre-Cancerous skin lesions.

  • Improves hydration both in and around the cell – decreasing wrinkles!

Which Vitamin A skin care do you use?

Vitamin A serums are potent and effective, however, by using a chirally correct Vitamin A with no added irritants or damaging chemical preservatives, will greatly enhance desired results. 

An Important Reminder!!!

Always use a physical sun block when going out Into sunny, windy conditions, when using potent Vitamin A serums. 

If you allow both UV’s and Vitamin A to penetrate your skin, they counteract one another. It is best to nourish and hydrate your skin with a physical sun block and leave using the Vitamin A for the day.

If you are pregnant, or thinking of being so or breastfeeding, please stop the use of Vitamin A and discuss with your therapist. We recommend that you stop using Vitamin A during this period, as Vitamin A does enter the blood and the findings have been inconclusive as to whether there are any complications to unborn babies or breast milk .


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