Vitamins are not only for your body, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Many individuals do not think about vitamins outside of their diet or daily multivitamin tablet. These powerful ingredients, however, are becoming more and more common in skin care products. In this presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD explains the benefits of these ingredients and recommends his favorite vitamin products.

Used for their antioxidant and skin renewal powers, vitamins can help strengthen and repair your complexion. A vitamin serum, gel or cream has the power to protect against damage and reveal a more youthful complexion.

Vitamins are most often used for their antioxidant properties, says Joel Schlessinger MD.

Anytime you purchase a product with vitamins A, C, D or E in it, you will be receiving protection against free radicals. Free radicals are environmental stressors that cause signs of aging including dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The most powerful of these, vitamin E, neutralizes free radicals to minimize signs of damage. Serums such as SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic defend the complexion to maintain a youthful appearance.

Another advanced ingredient found in many skin care products is vitamin D. Serums such as Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum Oil protect the complexion and nourish skin to create a healthy glow.

According to Joel Schlessinger MD, you can also use vitamins to minimize signs of aging.

Ingredients such as vitamin C help diminish signs of aging by stimulating collagen. Highly concentrated serums like Obagi Professional-C Serum 10% increase collagen synthesis to fill in fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the most common anti-aging ingredients, retinol, is derived from vitamin A. Vitamin A, found in products such as SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex ES, encourages cell renewal to fade multiple signs of aging.

Do you have questions or comments about these skin care ingredients? Let us know below!

Posted Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 4:32 pm
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