Its been so long since I wrote anything on this but life is always crazy, sick kids, busy at work its always something but its time to try and get back into this..
Its been so long since I did a skincare blog and I want to write about Vitamin A.. So most people don’t know about Vitamin a, it is the holy grail of fighting and holding back that awful word we call aging. Most people would tell you the Vitamin C is the best way to fight aging but this is not true. Vitamin C is very unstable and extremely hard to extract from ingredients and the only way to make this vitamin stable is to use with Vitamin E. Vitamin E must be encapsulated- this is the most important part of the process. Now to do this process is very expensive and most companies will just throw it into a product so they can label it with Vitamin C and it doesn’t work.
Vitamin A is really the definition of healthy, beautiful skin and is one of the best and most efficient way of slowing down aging. Vitamin A deficiency can cause pigmentation, aging and even cancer. And as everyone knows, pigmentation is premature aging caused by a deficiency of Vitamin A.
Now to reverse the signs of aging we need to replenish Vitamin A in the cell. when we put vitamin A on the skin it is drawn into the cell where it is converted to retinol palmate. You may have seen that retinol gets a lot of negative feedback, but retinol palmitate is the natural conversion of Vitamin A to retinol in the cell. The retinol we get from the dermatologist is the chemical extraction that is placed on the skin and not in the cell where it is most efficient. It causes sensitivity and thins the skin and as we know or maybe you don’t, thin skin makes the skin look more aged. Dermatologists prescribe this product to prevent aging because they will tell you that it turns the skin over fast which is right but this over exfoliates the skin therefore thinning the skin . BAD BAD BAD.
Now finding the right product for this is the problem.. I recommend AVST or C QUENCE from Environ. They actually have a retinol too but it doesn’t thin the skin it actually converts in the cell giving you a boost of the retinol palmitate where it is needed, not on the top layer, therefore not thinning the skin.
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