Your 2021 Vitamin Glossary

Your 2021 Vitamin Glossary

We know vitamins are crucial for our inner wellbeing but what about our skin? When applied topically, vitamins can deliver some serious skin-transforming benefits. If you think of a skin concern such as pigmentation, acne, the signs of ageing, you name it! There’s a vitamin that is renowned for working its magic and improving its appearance.

Read on as we unpack four must-know vitamins, why we’re obsessed with their results and how you can incorporate them into your daily beauty routine.

Vitamin A
Known as: the skin-transforming powerhouse

You may know Vitamin A as retinol. Working to prevent the breakdown of collagen and improve the structural integrity of our skin, it’s no wonder that Vitamin A is the anti-ageing superstar on the radar of skincare lovers across the globe. What you might not know is that Vitamin A isn’t just for anti-ageing, it’s also a total skin-transforming powerhouse for all-round skin regeneration.

Vitamin A is celebrated for being a potent ingredient that can not only prevent premature ageing but help to prevent early onset too. It works by boosting our skin cell turnover so that fresh, young cells show up on our complexion much quicker. This means improved skin tone and texture, the minimised appearance of pores and younger, thicker looking skin.

Vitamin A is also incredible for acne-prone and oily skin types as it supports the reduction of blockages within your hair follicles which as we know, can lead to unwanted breakouts, congestion and overproduction of oil. Vitamin A’s renowned cell turnover means dead skin cells are quickly farewelled and take acne-causing bacteria with them. Bonus!

When getting started with Vitamin A, it truly packs a punch so start slow and build your way up. ASAP’s Super A+ Serum pairs high-performance Retinol with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and cutting-edge peptides to reduce the visible signs of ageing whilst improving the overall health and revitalisation of your skin.


Vitamin B
Known as: the secret to glowing skin

Vitamin B is a special vitamin that encompasses many different types but the most popular one is Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide. Our body does not produce Vitamin B3 which means we need to find it elsewhere such as in our high-performance skincare.

Niacinamide plays so well others that it can be incorporated into virtually any skincare routine! Known as the secret to glowing skin, Niacinamide reduces the effects of UV exposure to help fight off discolouration, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. This helps to brighten your complexion, reduce the signs of premature ageing and boost your skin’s hydration.

Vitamin B is loved by sensitive skin types as it provides serious barrier support. Calming and locking in moisture, Niacinamide protects your skin from dehydration and inflammation that can trigger sensitivity flare ups.

Getting started with Vitamin B couldn’t be easier as it can be introduced to either your day or night routine (or both!). Cosmedix has launched an incredibly unique Vitamin B powder known as B Complex. A water-free product (yes, seriously!), all you need to do is add a few shakes of the powder to your favourite moisturiser or serum to instantly add that skin brightening powerhouse to your routine.


Vitamin C
Known as: the defender

Arguably the most popular when it comes to skincare is Vitamin C. Other than its signature citrusy scent, Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants that are the ultimate defender against free radical damage.

Vitamin C fights off free radicals (aka signs of ageing accelerators) by offsetting aggressors like UV damage and environmental pollution. It neutralises the free radical and stops it in its tracks before it can damage your skin.

Its potency also accelerates our collagen and elastin production to help create stronger, tighter and younger looking skin. Just when we couldn’t love Vitamin C more, this incredible formulation inhibits melanin production which is the key to reducing unwanted pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Brightening, protecting AND anti-ageing? We’re sold! Give your complexion a dose of Vitamin C each week with our Skin Matrix C Bright Sheet Masks. Packaged with skin-loving Vitamin C and refining AHA’s, this is the must-have mask before a big event or to take your Sunday self-care to the next level.


Vitamin E
Known as: the nurturer

Just like Vitamin C, Vitamin E is an absolute antioxidant Rockstar. It works its magic to protect your skin against nasty free radicals, provides a tonne of anti-ageing benefits and also deeply nurtures irritated skin. Dreamy, right?!

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble formulation which means it can penetrate deep into your skin and preserve the existing lipids. This is the key to healing your skin’s barrier and creating stronger, more resilient skin. If your skin has experienced trauma in the past such as acne scarring, Vitamin E will work to soften its appearance and promote a smoother, more even complexion.

If you’ve ever experienced inflammation from sensitive skin or overuse of active skincare, you’ll know how irritated your skin can feel. Vitamin E is an incredible nurturer for these skin conditions as it goes straight to the disrupted source and locks in moisture. This boost of hydration not only provides instant soothing, but it boosts your skin’s firmness too!

For a beautiful all-rounder that plays well with your Vitamin A and Vitamin C skincare, you can’t go past the Skin Matrix Skin Perfection Serum. This serum works hard to restore your skin health for brighter, calmer and happier looking skin.

Is 2021 your year to remember your vitamins? Shop all vitamin-rich products featured in today’s blog via the Skin Matrix website.


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