The Benefits of Vitamin A

Friday, August 18, 2017

Vitamin A or Retinol has become the must have ingredient in our skincare products, but do we really know the full extent of why it is so good for the skin and how it works?

Vitamin A is able to penetrate to the very bottom layer of the epidermis. This means that it is directly effecting the living skin cells, rather that most high street bought moisturisers, which only penetrate to the dead skin cells. The living cells are being repaired, hydrated and are working more efficiently due to the Vitamin A, so by the time they grow up to top layer of the epidermis, the skin is so much healthy, more balanced and plumper.

This image shows results from use of Environ's Vita-Peptide Eye Gel after the client had been using it for 6 months. There is a dramatic visible difference in fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Leaving the client with an all round more youthful appearance. 



The downside with retinol based products is there isn’t yet enough education on how to use them properly and effectively. Too much retinol on the skin can cause a “healing crisis” or worse, a retinoid reaction. A healing crisis is a common reaction, where the skin can become slightly drier or have a break out due to the skin acclimatising to the new levels of vitamin A. A retinoid reaction is less common with low doses of vitamin A, but can still happen, making the skin extremely sensitive and a rash or shedding can also appear. 
 

Environ have formulated product that work on a step-up program, allowing your skin to acclimatise to more vitamin Aover time, rather than a large dose all at once. There are 3 types of Vitamin A in their products; retinyl palmitate (mild), retinyl acetate (medium) and retinol (highest), these still give the same results as retinoic acid but do not have any of the nasty side effects. Their step-up program allows people to achieve great skin and educates clients on the dos and don’ts with Vitamin A.

 

 

For more information on Environ, you can visit their website: 

Environ Skincare

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