The ABCs of Natural Beauty: Understanding the Role of Vitamins in Skincare
As time evolves many people are returning to natural ingredients for haircare and skincare.
A key component of healthy skin regimens is the role of how we can obtain vitamins for our skin and hair, and it often leads us back to the use of essential and carrier oils.
What are carrier and essential oils?
Carrier oils are usually vegetable oils, such as avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil to name a few. These oils have little or no scent and often blended with essentials which carry a strong aroma. If essential oils are applied directly to the skin, this could cause skin irritation. This is why they are commonly blended with carrier oils.
Essential Oils have diverse skin nourishing properties and a range off scents and various skin nourishing properties and are popular for their therapeutical benefits hence creating a holistic approach to caring for your body.
Carrier oil effectively allow you to massage the oil into your skin and penetrating the skin leaving your skin soft and moist. Carrier oils contain components such as vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and other nutrients that overall improve the appearance, feel and texture of your skin and hair. Together essential oils and carrier oils are highly nutritious and are derived from nuts, seeds flowers etc. Carrier Oils support the efficiency of essential oils by absorbing them into the skin. Together carrier oils and essential oils make the ultimate skin enhancing oil, providing flawless beauty and radiance by nourishing, and promoting healthy skin.
Natural oils have a lot of versatility. There is a vast array of oils available, all of them have their own unique profile and benefits. This diversity allowing us to create skincare and hair care products utilising and applying the benefits from nature.
What are the ABC benefits of Natural Beauty:Let’s take a quick look at the vitamins that can be found in skincare.
Vitamin A : The skin renewer.
Vitamin A is often referred to as retinal and is a leader when it comes to skincare. It is well known for its ability to promote skin renewal. Retinol encourages rejuvenation and helps to develop a fresher complexion underneath. An example of a popular oil high in Vitamin A would be Rosehip Oil.
Vitamin B: The Hydration Hero
There are eight different types of Vitamins B, ranging from B1 to 12. In skincare the most common are B3 or niacinamide and B5 which is known as panthenol. The B group of vitamins are essential for your body’s wellbeing. Vitamin B is stable and gentle and is generally suitable for all skin types and we recommend daily use for your skincare routine.
An example of an oil with Vitamin B is Jojoba Oil.
Jojoba oil is incredibly similar to your skins natural oils and has a vast amount of benefits for your skin
Vitamin C : The Antioxidant
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that offers a multitude of benefits for the skin, It helps to protect your skin from damages caused by free radicals which are molecules that contribute to skin concerns and premature signs of ageing. Vitamin C is essential to produce collagen which is a structural protein that gives skin its firmness and elasticity. A few oils that are known to be a good source of vitamin C are Calendula Oil, Carrot Oil and again Rosehip Oil and Jojoba oil.
In the world of skincare, vitamins play a pivotal role in maintaining healthy skin.
Consistency is key when you are caring for your skin and hair.