The Skincare Vitamin Alphabet

vitamins

Whenever you read the list of ingredients on the back of your skincare products, you will often see a host a lot of vitamins included among this list. “Good,” some might think, “the more vitamins the better. Pack ’em in, if you ask me.” But how often do we stop and consider what these vitamins really are and what effect they’re having on your skin? Besides the fact that vitamin C is the stuff in orange juice, the differentiation between different vitamins isn’t exactly common knowledge so we’ve prepared a short pseudo-alphabet of vitamins so you’ll know exactly what’s going on your skin and what effect its having.

Vitamin A

a

Effects:

  • Bolsters dermal thickness
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Increases blood flow to skin’s surface
  • Exfoliates and smoothes skin
  • Improves hydration
  • Treats acne by regulating sebum production
  • Repairs cellular structure
  • Reduces symptoms of rosacea

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Vitamin B

b

Effects:

  • Benefits moisture retention
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Reduces redness
  • Regulates transfer of pigment to skin cells, minimizing dark spots
  • Inhibits red blood cell production

Vitamin C

c

Effects:

  • Boosts collagen productions
  • Slows the rate of free radical damage
  • Fights fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rejuvenates photodamaged skin

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Vitamin D

d

Effects:

  • Promotes skin cell growth
  • Helps fight free radical damage
  • Repairs damaged skin
  • Boosts immune system

Vitamin E

e

Effects:

  • Helps fight free radical damage
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Inhibits platelet aggregation
  • Boosts immune system

Vitamin F

f

Effects:

  • Promotes skin cell production
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts moisture
  • Helps fight acne
  • Facilitates effectiveness of antioxidant ingredients

Vitamin K

k

Effects:

  • Repairs damaged skin
  • Fights stretch marks
  • Lightens dark spots
  • Reduces appearance of spider veins

Vitamin P

p

Effects:

  • Fights bacteria
  • Enhances effectiveness of Vitamin C
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents bruising
  • Repairs damaged skin

Vitamin Q

q

Effects:

  • Helps fight free radical damage
  • Aides collegen production
  • Reduces fine lines

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