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Vitamins and their use in cosmetology


Vitamins in cosmetology are very popular. They have an immense impact on our organism, allow to preserve skin, hair and nails condition on a high level. Besides those contained in cosmetics, you need to also take vitamin supplements and eat healthily. Which vitamins you should take and how can they help you?

What does vitamin A do?

Vitamin A is usually available as retinol or beta-carotene. Unfortunately, it oxidates quickly, for this reason, cosmetics with this vitamin have to be stored in the dark and cold place. Additionally, vitamin A makes skin sensitive to the sun. Therefore, if you use it as an exfoliator, use also sun protection cream. Vitamin A:

  • makes skin supple,
  • flattens minor wrinkles,
  • eliminates free radicals,
  • exfoliates,
  • cleanses skin pores,
  • lightens hyperpigmentation,
  • stimulates skin cells renewal.

Vitamin B – action and properties

Vitamin B is a group of 13 compounds, but the most recognizable is vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid and its derivative d-panthenol). It is most common for cosmetics recommended for sensitive and damaged skin as well as in soothing products for sunburns. Vitamin B5:

  • absorbs fast,
  • prevents wrinkles,
  • speeds up healing,
  • soothes irritations,
  • calms sunburns,
  • protects hair against damages.

How does vitamin C work?

Another name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Cosmetics containing this compound need to be stored in cool and dark place, otherwise may lose their properties. How does vitamin C work?

  • stimulates collagen and elastin production,
  • strengthens blood vessels walls,
  • gently exfoliates,
  • flattens minor wrinkles,
  • lightens hyperpigmentations,
  • makes skin radiant,
  • helps with anti-acne treatment.

What is vitamin E?

Vitamin E is also called youth vitamin. In cosmetics, it appears as tocopherol. Among many it:

  • flattens wrinkles and makes skin supple,
  • eliminates free radicals,
  • protects lipid layer against damage,
  • smoothers and nourishes.

What are the properties of vitamin K?

Vitamin K is used mostly by people who suffer from couperose skin or blood clotting problems. Vitamin K:

  • seals blood vessels,
  • prevents bruising and redness,
  • lightens reddened skin,
  • calms irritations,
  • lightens hyperpigmentation.
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