Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Do They Work?

skin creamMany skincare products now contain vitamins, but some people wonder how effective applying vitamins to the skin actually is. 

Which vitamins work on the skin?  Is it better to have vitamins taken in food as part of a healthy diet? 

We asked Dr Ross Perry – Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ founder, Aesthetic Doctor and GP – for his expert opinion on how useful vitamin skin creams and products are in improving the condition of the skin.

Which Vitamins Can Help the Skin?

There are 3 vitamins which are most commonly associated with the skin.

  • Vitamin A – also known as retinol. Vitamin A  is important for helping to keep skin healthy and when it comes to skincare, Vitamin A is also best for stimulating collagen
  • Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. This works to prevent DNA damage to the skin by reducing the effects of free radicals. It helps protect cells and tissue and aids wound healing
  • Vitamin E – Vitamin E is another antioxidant, so also helps to prevent DNA damage to the skin by reducing the effects of free radicals. Vitamin E helps to maintain cell structures and protect cell membranes

Applying vitamins topically to the skin is very different from ingesting them. Dr Ross Perry explains:

“Ingesting has little effects for people with balanced diets and are not deficient

“Topically application helps reduce sun damage by its antioxidant properties in reducing free radicals that damage and weaken our collagen.

“It’s another tool in the armoury and best cream products will contain vitamins as well as a good SPF”

Vitamin Skincare

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon stocks a range of effective skincare products from top branded products including Murad and Skinceuticals.  Their ranges include options with vitamin C as well as retinol (vitamin A). Trained staff are available to help choose the most suitable skin regime based on each client’s needs.

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon offer a range of advanced hair removalface and body treatments using the top of the range technology such as the CACI Ultimate, EDS Dermastamp and Guinot Hydradermie. Their Beauty Therapists are fully trained and qualified to use the powerful technology and offer an extensive choice of customisable options.

Their range of top brand products includes Murad and NeoStrata, as well as Heliocare.

For further information, to book an appointment or for any queries, please call our friendly team on 0208 246 4861.

Cosmedics Beauty, 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS

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Dr Advises on Vitamins in Skincare | Cosmedics Beauty London
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Many skincare products now contain vitamins - A, C and E are most effective. How do topical vitamins work compared to a healthy diet? Dr Ross Perry advises.
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