This is it, Beauts! 2021 is the year to get that skincare routine DOWN and start putting into practice all of the things that you’ve been meaning to for FOREVRRR! Now, we don’t wanna tell you what to do BUT… you should DEFINITELY start adding a little vitamin hit to your daily skincare line up! If you’re anything like us, you’re allll too familiar with the fact that your skin constantly changing. Anything from your eating habits to the weather can affect your complexion. We’ve figured that one of the BEST things ya can do to give it a helpin’ hand is to have a stack of options that offer a variety of ingredients ready to help you address anything your skin can throw at you – enter VITAMINS!
Since we already use vitamins to give our overall health a boost, it would make sense to use them as a topical treatment too, right? Let’s see what these baby’s actually do!
Vitamin A is a hard hittin’, crime fighting, anti-ageing solution. If you’re looking to incorporate this bad boy into your routine look no further than Alpha-H Vitamin A Serum with 0.5% Retinol. Use it at night to reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone. It speeds up skin cell turnover and boosts skin's collagen product for fresher, firmer, younger looking skin (are you about that life? cuz we are!). It also helps balance hormonal activity in the skin, ideal if you suffer from hormonal breakouts.
Vitamin B is a real heavy lifter when it comes to your skincare routine! It gets to work helping restore skin's elasticity to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores, while improving redness, pigmentation, dark spots and other skin tone issues. Yassss bb! You’ll find it in products like The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 where it helps to strengthen the skin's natural barriers, leading to a healthier complexion that maintains an ideal moisture balance. Now THAT’S what we’re talkin’ about!
Vitamin C is the ultimate radiance booster… and who doesn’t want a lil’ glow! It provides a burst of anti-oxidants essential to skin's collagen production, keeping skin firm and young-looking. It also offers exceptional benefits in lightening dark spots and pigmentation as it blocks the action of enzymes that cause skin to produce melanin. Tha dream! It can also be real handy dandy in tackling red marks left by acne. You can find this wonder vitamin in some of your faves like PIXI’s Vitamin C Tonic and Trilogy’s Vitamin C Revitalising Eye Gel. Once you get your Vit-C hit, you’ll never look back. Hello glow!
Vitamin D. Think of it as a big ol’ barrier for your skin… a top coat ya might say! In a nutshell, Vitamin D is an antioxidant. It’s gonna protect your skin against scaries like environmental stressors and microbial attacks, all while it stimulates your skin's renewal and repair mechanisms to give you brighter, soothed, younger-looking skin - fine lines and wrinkles be gone! Soak up some of the good stuff in Zelens Power D Treatment Drops or Provitamin D Fortifying Facial Mist. You’ll be thankful to this power player for helping to build up your skin’s resilience. It’s like a workout without having to go to the gym. This we can get on board with!
Vitamin E. What does it do? Prepare yourself, cuz you’re gonna love this one! Let’s keep it simple, Vitamin E promotes skin healing and repair; like a first aid kit in a bottle. Who should use it? In general, anyone with dry, dehydrated or damaged skin – you’ll be all over it’s calming and healing properties. This barrier booster also has powerful anti-oxidant properties that combat free radical damage – buh bye premature ageing. The fun doesn’t stop there bb – Vitamin be also has photo-protective purposes! When you combine it with vitamin C and use it under sunscreen, it provides four (yes, FOUR!!) times the protection from harmful rays than sunscreen alone. Heart eyes – amiright? Bag it in skincare saviours like Insititut Esthederm’s Intensive Vitamin E² Serum or Alpha H Essential Hydration Cream with Rose Geranium and Vitamin E. Your skin will thank ya later!