The A,B,C's of Skincare

Skincare is a journey of self-love that goes beyond just the surface level. It's about understanding the individual needs of your skin, nurturing both inside and out with nourishing ingredients, and honoring its natural beauty. 

Just like the body, your skin thrives on essential vitamins and nutrients, each playing a unique role in maintaining your largest organ’s health and radiance.

Let’s delve into the skincare alphabet. We’ll look at the vital role of Vitamin A, B, and C, and how you can incorporate them into your skincare rituals for a lit-from-within complexion.

Vitamin A: Often hailed as the 'gold standard' in skincare, Vitamin A, or more commonly known as retinol, is celebrated for its powerful anti-aging and skin-enhancing properties. However, retinol can sometimes be harsh on sensitive skin and is not safe for use during pregnancy.

Ingestible: Nourish your skin from the inside out by consuming foods rich in Vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes to help support skin health and contribute to a glowing complexion.

Topical: Nature offers us some wonderful alternatives. Let's talk about Bakuchiol and Buriti: the effective natural counterparts to retinol.

Derived from the Babchi plant's seeds and leaves, Bakuchiol is a plant-based retinol alternative that delivers similar skin benefits without causing irritation. It aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhances skin elasticity and promotes a smooth, even skin tone. Complementing Bakuchiol is Buriti Oil, extracted from the fruit of the 'Tree of Life', the Buriti Palm Tree. Rich in beta-carotene, a natural form of Vitamin A, Buriti Oil protects the skin against environmental stressors, improves hydration and imparts a natural glow. 

Both Bakuchiol and Buriti can be used topically and are safe for all skin types. You can find these ingredients in our Luminous Vitamin Oil, designed to be non-greasy and lightweight to hydrate without clogging your pores.

Vitamin B: Vitamin B, particularly B3 or niacinamide, plays a crucial role in maintaining skin health. B-complex vitamins help to improve the skin’s barrier function, reduce redness, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation, plus boost hydration.

Ingestible: Incorporate vitamin B into your diet with foods like leafy greens such as kale, spinach and broccoli, beans, eggs, and whole grains. This will help support your skin from the inside. 

Our Skin Bright+ formula is nutritionist designed to enhance your skin's health and radiance. It's packed with Nicotinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 known for its skin-loving benefits. This powerful ingredient supports the skin's barrier function, helping to reduce redness, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation, while boosting hydration levels. It's an easy and effective way to illuminate your skin for a complexion that is lit-from-within.

Topical: When it comes to topical support, look for skincare products that include Pro-Vitamin B5 or panthenol, which is a superstar at hydrating and strengthening the skin barrier. This ultra-moisturising nutrient rapidly restores moisture, helps the skin retain hydration levels and protects the skin’s barrier, whilst shielding it from irritation. It acts as both a humectant, attracting and holding water in the skin, and an emollient, smoothing and softening the skin, essentially ‘sealing the cracks’ to assist the skin in retaining the moisture level. The result? Improved skin texture and elasticity. You can find this wonder in our Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum. Plump and glow with our dermatologically tested and approved for sensitive skin serum to brighten the skin, deeply hydrate, and target signs of aging.

Vitamin C: Last, but certainly not least in our ABCs of skincare is Vitamin C. It also works to brighten the skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is a building block and a critical element in collagen synthesis, a vital protein essential for maintaining skin elasticity, preventing premature aging as well as supporting overall wellbeing.

Ingestible: Add vitamin C to your daily routine through a balanced diet filled with citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries, and kiwi fruits. You can also find Vitamin C in our best-selling Skin + Digestion formula, a double-benefit approach to revealing your skin’s brightest potential through reducing symptoms of non-cystic acne while supporting the health of your gastrointestinal system. Our Vitality X + Collagen formula also stars Vitamin C, making it a wonderful addition to your daily skin ritual. Vitamin C also acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting your skin from environmental stressors and damage. 

Topical: When applied topically, vitamin C offers a variety of skin benefits. It's known to boost collagen production, even out skin tone, and protect against UV damage. You can also find this powerhouse antioxidant in our Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum, with an optimal concentration of 9% stable Vitamin C for collagen-boosting and brightening benefits, along with ultra-hydrating high molecular Hyaluronic Acid to hold water molecules together to provide advanced plumping actions while visibly reducing the look of fine lines with each use. 

Your skincare is more than just a morning (and/or night!) routine – it's a nourishing ritual you can treat yourself with. Remember to be kind to yourself and patient with your skin as you learn about your own unique characteristics and responses to different treatments.

Celebrate your skin in all its natural beauty and provide it with the love and care it deserves.