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Associations de vitamines à privilégier.

The Skin Care Vitamins To Combine.

Vitamins for skin care are active ingredients recognized for their many benefits: reducing wrinkles, combating oxidative stress, soothing redness, bringing radiance to the complexion... Discover which in combination with others to include in your routine to make the most of their multivitamin benefits for skin.

Vitamin A and Vitamin B3: The Ideal Combination When the First Wrinkles Appear but Imperfections Persist.

The combination of these two vitamins for skin is harmless and offers a number of advantages. First, let's briefly review the benefits of each of the ingredients:

  • Vitamin A (or retinol) is considered one of the most effective compounds in the fight against the signs of aging. It stimulates collagen production, reduces the appearance of dark spots, activates cell renewal and limits oxidative stress.

  • Vitamin B3 (or niacinamide) helps restore the skin's barrier function and participates in the healing process. It attenuates marks and redness left by imperfections, such as post-acne marks. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide is the active ingredient of choice for improving the overall appearance of blemished skin.

Niacinamide is a gentle active ingredient that is well tolerated by all skin types. Retinol, on the other hand, is more drying and can cause irritation in people with sensitive or even atopic skin.

Niacinamide counteracts the drying effect 

of retinol and maintains a good level of 

hydration in the epidermis thanks to its reinforcing 

action on the hydrolipidic film.

Furthermore, because of their reciprocal virtues, the retinol/niacinamide combo is particularly suitable for people with a few wrinkles and imperfections.

In the evening only, on a clean, dry face, we recommend you first apply a few drops of the unifying serum with 12% niacinamide, followed by a few drops of the wrinkles & fine lines serum with 0.3% retinol.

Vitamin C and Vitamin B3: An Effective Combination Against Pigmentation Spots.

These two skin care vitamins act differently to limit the appearance of hyperpigmentation: vitamin C inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme required for melanin production, while niacinamide blocks the transfer of pigments into cells.

As for application, there's no preferred order for applying these two active ingredients to your skin. Choose the product with the thinnest, most fluid texture first. For example, a serum is generally applied before a cream of greater viscosity. For example, for a luminous, smooth and even complexion, we recommend applying the unifying serum with 12% niacinamide morning and night, followed by the antioxidant face cream with vitamin C and lemon extract.

Vitamin C and vitamin E: the anti-UV combination.

Researchers have shown that vitamins C and E combined in the same care product prevent acute ultraviolet (UV) damage such as sunburn, as well as photoaging (accelerated skin aging with sun exposure) and the risk of skin cancer. Furthermore, these two vitamins for skin care purposes are effective depigmenting agents, limiting the appearance of dark spots.

In addition, vitamin E, thanks to its antioxidant power, stabilizes vitamin C in a skincare product, enabling it to remain active for longer. For example, many vitamin C serums contain vitamin E (tocopherol). When applied to the hair, a treatment combining vitamins C and E will tone the hair fiber while protecting it from external aggression.

Vitamin E and Vitamin F: Nourishing, Antioxidant Skin Care Vitamins.

First, despite its name, vitamin F is not a vitamin, but a combination of two essential fatty acids: linoleic acid and linolenic acid. It repairs and preserves the skin's barrier function. To restore suppleness to the epidermis, we've combined vitamins E and F in our lipid-replenishing shower oil. Vitamin E or tocopherol protects the skin from free radical damage.

Sources

  • KIMBALL A. B. & al. Topical vitamins, minerals and botanical ingredients as modulators of environmental and chronological skin damage. British Journal of Dermatology (2003).

  •  SHEA C. R. & al. UV photoprotection by combination topical antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2003).

  • BURKE K. E. Interaction of vitamins C and E as better cosmeceuticals  Dermatology and Therapy (2007).

  • WAN Y. & al. Nicotinamide attenuates aquaporin 3 overexpression induced by retinoic acid through inhibition of EGFR/ERK in cultured human skin keratinocytes. International Journal of Molecular Medicine (2008).

  • BAGATIN E. & al. Cosmeceuticals vitamins. Clinics in Dermatology (2009).

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