A Cheat Sheet to Nutrient Rich Skincare
When it comes to skincare, what you put on the outside is just as important as what you put on the inside. In order to truly glow, high quality vitamins and minerals should be in your products as well as your diet. But we get it—it’s hard to know which ingredients to look out for. With constant product buzz and the 100th latest ingredient fad, there are way too many options out there.
We make things simple with our list of natural vitamins and minerals the body uses every single day. These ingredients are both beneficial to skin health and easy to introduce into your diet and skincare regimen.
Want to learn more about each ingredient and how to wield its skin-boosting power? Read on!
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes your body’s production of collagen, which is a protein that keeps your skin supple and firm. This vitamin can be found in foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli, bell peppers, and leafy greens, so be sure to stop by the produce section of your local supermarket.
When applied topically, Vitamin C has glow-enhancing and anti-aging properties: it brightens your complexion, reduces and prevents wrinkles, and fades scars and dark spots.
We love the impact of high quality Vitamin C products, which is why we offer our own powerful Vitamin C Serum. The serum intensifies this blend of antioxidants with a Dual Trans-Epidermal Carrier to reduce wrinkle depth, prevent photo-aging, and increase collagen production.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that reduces UV damage to skin. It can be found in seafood, green vegetables, sunflower seeds, and hazelnuts.
When used in products, it nourishes the skin and protects it from free radical damage. And, fun fact: Vitamin E is absorbed better when combined with Vitamin C, which is why it’s in our Vitamin C Serum and our Peptide C&E Growth Factor.
We also feature Vitamin E in our Hydrating Pumpkin Mask, which reduces pore size and gently exfoliates, leaving your skin soft, smooth, and revitalized. It’s time-released, moisture replenishing Vitamin E micro-beads activate upon contact with the skin, fostering cellular regeneration.
Vitamin D improves dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema, while also being essential to your immune system, energy levels, and emotional health. It also has anti-inflammatory and protective properties, and improves cell turnover. It is often found in salmon and other seafood, egg yolks, and mushrooms, but most people’s main source of Vitamin D is the sun. Since your skin makes Vitamin D when it comes in contact with sunshine, low Vitamin D levels in the winter can fuel a seasonal slump, meaning your body, inside and out, can suffer the consequences of Vitamin D deficiency.
If you’re looking to boost your level of Vitamin D, consider our concentrated Vitamin D3 Shots. They’re great all year round, but they pack a punch especially in the winter when the sun often hides behind the clouds. Read all about the benefits of Vitamin D3 shots here.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and is a potent antioxidant. It improves the skin’s barrier, aids the production of ceramides, and overall protects the skin against breakouts and acne. It can be found in chicken and other poultry, seafood, and green vegetables like avocados and green peas.
If you’re looking to add niacinamide to your topical regimen, look no further than our B3 Hydrate, which includes three powerful ceramides that hydrate, replenish, and restore the skin by mimicking the skin’s own natural moisturizing features.
Copper may not seem relevant to skincare, but it actually plays an important role in collagen and elastin production. It naturally occurs in foods such as nuts, coconuts, mushrooms, and soybeans.
Our Youth Serum contains, among niacinamide and other anti-aging ingredients, a copper complex that fights aging and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum packs a powerful punch to increase skin firmness by amping up collagen and elastin production. If you’re looking for some serious anti-aging magic, we highly recommend you check it out.
Selenium is another strong antioxidant. It promotes skin elasticity and flexibility, and it protects skin from UV damage. According to a few studies, it may defend against skin cancer. It can be found in salmon and other fish, chicken, and brazil nuts.
Our ISDIN Sunisdin Supplement, a powerful daily antioxidant supplement, features selenium as a key ingredient as well as Vitamins C, D, E, and many other vitamins and minerals. This dream team of ingredients works together to defend against photoaging from the inside out, protecting the skin from negative effects of stress, pollution, and other free radicals. Designed to pair with your daily skincare and sun protection routine, this daily capsule will leave you looking radiant.
Having high quality vitamins and minerals in what you eat and what you put on your skin is a sure fire way to glow. While you can pick up nutrient rich foods at your local supermarket, it can be harder to find nutrient rich products. Our medical grade skincare products will give your skin the nourishment it needs to be truly radiant. And remember, beauty comes from the inside out!