THE 4 BEST VITAMINS FOR YOUR SKIN

By Martin Lyne, Founder of woods_ copenhagen

A vitamin-rich ingredient list is not only important when it comes to having a healthy diet but also when it comes to your skincare routine. Even though you’re probably getting plenty of vitamins through nutrition, there’s no guarantee that they’re going straight to your skin. By ensuring to use vitamin-enriched products in your skincare routine, it’s the most direct way to make sure that your skin will reap all the benefits. 

Why is it important to use vitamin-rich skincare?

Both internal and external use of vitamins is important for skin health. By making sure to apply vitamin-enriched skincare products, the topical application works to create local action where the vitamins help to target different skin concerns as dark spots, redness, wrinkles, rough patches, excessive oils and so much more.

Below you’ll find the 4 best vitamins to apply to the skin and all their properties, so you know what to keep on your radar when searching for skincare products.

 

Vitamin A

If you haven’t heard about this well-regarded powerhouse skincare ingredient, now is definitely the time. Vitamin A serves as an antioxidant on the skin and encourages the growth of new skin cells where it also will be working on those fine lines and wrinkles. In our products, vitamin A is derived from natural and organic ingredients such as sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and shea butter. But let’s cut right to the chase. What can you expect when incorporating vitamin A-dense products into your regimen?

  • It’s wrinkle-smoothing
  • It stimulates cell turnover
  • It decreases oil-production
  • It improves an uneven skin tone

Jump on the vitamin A bandwagon by adding these products to your routine:

Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)

 

Vitamin B3, or niacinamide as it’s also called, is a water-soluble vitamin and an essential nutrient for the skin. It’s a multi-tasking skincare power ingredient that can handle numerous skincare concerns, just as it will help to regulate the skin’s natural oil production. Due to its strong antioxidative properties, it will help to protect the skin from external stressors just as it will increase the level of fatty acids in the skin that will help to improve skin elasticity. When applied topically on the skin, niacinamide helps to visibly improve:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone and dark spots
  • Fine lines
  • Dullness

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Vitamin C

You probably came across vitamin C, when searching for skincare. And there’s a reason for its popularity (more on that below). Without getting too sciencey on you, vitamin C is naturally found in the skin’s outer layer (epidermis) and inner layer (dermis) where it has antioxidative properties and helps to promote collagen production to keep skin healthy. When it comes to skincare, vitamin C is a true all-rounder, and we’re all in! Vitamin C has the following effect on the skin:

  • It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight free radical damage
  • It targets signs of premature aging like pigmentation and fine lines
  • It helps brighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • It helps to build the skin’s immune system
  • It’s photo-protective and improves skin’s barrier against sun damage and blue light

In our products, vitamin C is derived from natural and organic ingredients as cloudberry, cucumber, sea buckthorn, and avocado oil. 

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Vitamin E

AKA, alpha-tocopherol is known as the repairing vitamin, as it protects the skin from damage while also conditioning the skin’s texture, which is why we have included this ingredient in several of our products. Vitamin E offers antioxidative properties that help to defend from pollution and environmental stressors to help fight signs of aging and keeping skin smooth and healthy. We’ve summed up all its perks here:

 

  • It shields the skin from oxidative damage caused by sun damage, external stressors, and blue light
  • It has anti-aging benefits
  • It helps brighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • It strengthens the skin barrier
  • It’s a powerful antioxidant

Enrich your skincare routine with these vitamin E-rich products: