Because of this, the skin’s needs are constantly changing; in response to our individual lifestyles, stress levels, sleep patterns, hormonal fluctuations, diet and environment.
Solution-based skincare needs to be able to accommodate these changes, correcting any imbalances, whilst giving our skin the optimum level of nutrients and antioxidants to maximise its health and wellbeing on a day-to-day basis. The most readily available source in nature for these components are to be found in vitamins A, B, C and E.
Vitamins are organic compounds, essential for growth and health that cannot be synthesised by the body, which is why following a balanced diet and taking vitamin supplements is so important, but research suggests that only 1% of orally ingested vitamins ever actually reach the skin, leaving our body’s largest organ deficient in many of the components essential to maintaining healthy cell function.
The key indicators of vitamin deficiency in the skin are a chronic lack of radiance, loss of elasticity, inflammation and sensitivity, compromised barrier function, skin roughness, and an increase in visible wrinkle depth. Put these elements together and you have all the key indicators of advanced skin ageing.
To compensate for these deficiencies and help prevent the skin from ageing prematurely requires a new way of thinking about vitamin supplementation, using topically applied formulations that deliver high doses directly into the skin.
Explore our range of vitamin skincare treatments. If you have questions regarding which might be best suited to your unique skin concerns, please contact us via live chat, request a live online skin consultation, or submit a consultation card.