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Skin health and vitamins

We all know vitamins are good for tour health, but what about our skin? We aim to explore the benefits of introducing vitamins to your everyday skincare routine, why vitamins in skincare are becoming increasingly popular now more than ever, and what products you can be using to get the vitamins you need.

VITAMINS C & E

Two Vitamins which have become increasingly popular in skincare treatments are vitamins C & E. These two clever vitamins help reduce skin damage caused by sunlight, smoke and pollution, which is the main cause of damage to collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn can cause wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

With the rise in pollution and an increase in demand for anti-ageing treatments, Vitamins C & E have never been more important in everyday skincare routines and treatments.

Vitamin E, and where it can be found…

A therapist should always incorporate Vitamin E and SPF in facial skincare treatments, particularly at the end of abrasive skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, which often leave the skin sensitive and vulnerable to UV damage.

Vitamin E in its most basic form can be found in fortified cereals, sunflower and olive oil, wheat germ, nuts and green leafy vegetables.

The Day Cream from The Skincare Collection by Sienna X is formulated with Vitamin E, designed to protect the skin throughout the day.

Vitamin C, and where it can be found…

An antioxidant, Vitamin C is an essential skincare ingredient when trying to create healthier, brighter, smoother skin. Known for stimulating collagen production, as well as brightening the skin though lifting dark spots revealing healthy, glowing skin.

Vitamin C can be found in vegetables and fruits, especially oranges and other citrus fruits.

The Skincare Collection by Sienna X features Vitamin C in a range of products including:

The Clay Mask, formulated with Grapefruit Extract, an excellent source of Vitamin C, has the ability to tone the skin and works as an astringent for oily and acne-prone complexions.

The Chemical Peel, formulated with a fruit acid blend,  a concentrated blend of extracts including bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon that contain naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and Vitamin C. This product safely exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin cell renewal which promotes skin radiance.

The Retinol Serum, formulated with Kakudu Plum, a concentrated source of Vitamin C, helps provide visible wrinkle reduction and skin luminosity. It energizes dull-looking skin and improves skin radiance and luminosity, helps reduce skin redness and improves overall skin tone.

VITAMIN B COMPLEX

A nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cell, the B complex vitamins are actually 6 different vitamins which come under the ‘B complex’ label and are considered to be the most important vitamins for healthy skin, hair and nails, as they play a crucial part in cell renewal.

With small quantities found in most foods, Vitamin B5, in particular, is known to help keep the skin soft, even and healthy. Its also deeply hydrating, ensuring to absorb the moisture from the air.

The Facial Polish from The Skincare Collection by Sienna X, formulated with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), known to help deeply hydrate and moisturise the new skin which has been exposed by the deep exfoliating properties of The Facial Polish.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A and the Retinol Family continue to be the number 1 ingredients for clinically proven results on ageing skin.

Retinol is the main form of vitamin A, and has multiple benefits to the skin including:

The Retinol Serum from The Skincare Collection by Sienna X, with 0.3% pure retinol (highest UK strength), boosts collagen production in the skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and give a more youthful appearance. It also smooths and evens out the skin tone over time, helping to fade away marks and acne scars.

Find out more about the full benefits of all the products included in The Skincare Collection by Sienna X, by taking a look at the range here. Don’t forget to stay up to date with all our latest news, products and ranges via our Facebook and Instagram accounts too.