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Which vitamins are important for your skin?

With the days getting colder and the bugs’ flying around, it’s easy to forget that it’s not only your health that needs extra care and attention in the colder winter months.  Along with many everyday factors, the harsh conditions such as cold temperatures and biting winds, it’s all the more important for your diet to include skin-loving nutrients.

Many of the vitamins we take to maintain a healthy immune system are also a vital component in ensuring your complexion is glowing. Vitamin E works well to keep your skin looking and feeling smoother, it also has powerful antioxidants that are fat-soluble and help to protect against damage from prolonged pollution, sun-exposure and other harmful factors.

For many Vitamin C is an essential supplement aimed at fighting off nasty colds by boosting your immune system. There is also research that suggests that it can be used to combat the effects of the elements, such as excessive sun-exposure. The production of collagen in your skin is essential for the skin to maintain its strength and flexibility and Vitamin C supports the production of collagen in your skin. It is also an antioxidant that helps to protect the skin against UV-induced free-radical damage, also coupled with wrinkles. However antioxidants only work on certain free radicals and the most powerful which cannot be neutralized until it converts to a weaker form the hydroxyl free radical

Our clinic only line, Synchrovit®-C serum, contains Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) and Zinc. Superoxide Dismutase is the naturally occurring enzyme which forces the most powerful free radical - superoxide to convert immediately to the hydroxyl radical. This allows the vitamin C to neutralize it, meaning less damage to the skin. Zinc boosts the activity of SOD and Vitamin C. This revolutionary anti-ageing face and neck enzyme treatment stops ageing and skin damage before it starts, but also remarkably stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres to improve skin tone and elasticity.

  1. Reduces expression lines and wrinkles and delivers a toned compact youthful looking skin
  2. Reduces exposure to free radical ageing and damage
  3. Effectively reduces excess pigmentation whether caused over time, from sun exposure or following inflammation

Low levels of Vitamin A in your diet can lead to dry and flaky complexions, especially in these winter months. Vitamin A does not only play an essential role for your vision, it also stimulates several activities in your immune system and in the function and development of your skin. Retinol has long been a popular ingredient in skin anti-aging creams and also in the management of acne, helping to improve skin cell vitality and by normalising skin cell turnover rates, which accelerate in the development of acne. Retinol A also has the ability to stimulate fibroblast activity, which increases the manufacture of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid - these molecules are the 'bricks and mortar' which holds the skin together. Our Synchrovit line works brilliantly to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Synchrovit® is a rapid acting product containing Retinol A along with vitamin E which is an effective free-radical scavenger combination for use around the eyes, lips, face and neck. It contains encapsulated forms of Vitamin A (Retinol) and Vitamin E (Tocopherol), which exhibit potent antioxidant properties to mop-up free radicals generated by stress and 'life'.
Vitamin E boosts the activity of Retinol also for even greater results. Synchrovit® contains Acetyl Glucosamine, Glucuronic acid and Saccharide isomerate, which improve skin tone & increase the skin's ability to hold water, through promotion of the biosynthesis of hyaluronic acid.

Another vitamin that plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin and also works as an antioxidant and has some anti-inflammatory properties is Vitamin B3. This could prove to be a good vitamin for hypersensitive skin as it can help to combat dry, irritated and flaky skin and improve skin rashes.

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