Essential Topical Vitamins For Your Skin | Science of Good Skin

Essential Topical Vitamins for Skin

Of course, getting your vitamins in with your diet is extremely important and will definitely do wonders for your skin. However, topically applying vitamins can be particularly effective in preventing and correcting damage. Today we go through 4 vitamins that you should definitely explore. However, it’s important to remember that these might not react well on everyone’s skin, especially in high concentrations.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is typically unstable and easily oxidises when exposed to air. However, the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C remains stable. This form offers protection against the UV rays that cause sun damage. L-ascorbic acid also promotes the production of collagen in your skin, providing an extra layer of protection and leaving your skin looking radiant.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is also known as niacinamide and is one of the best vitamins you can use on your skin. Like L-ascorbic acid, it has been proven to boost collagen production in your skin. Niacinamide's most raved about property is its ability to reduce dark spots. This also includes any acne scars or uneven areas in your skin. Hence, Vitamin B3 or niacinamide is perfect if you’re looking for even and glowing skin.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5, or more specifically, Pro-Vitamin B5 in skincare, is effective in reaching the deeper levels in your skin. It can treat sunburns and other minor skin disorders. For instance, Pro-Vitamin B5 can reduce itching, inflammation and wounds. It's also perfect for leaving your skin hydrated and supple.

Vitamin E

This final vitamin, Vitamin E, is more of a household name. When applied topically, it known to boost the moisture in your skin. Since it’s a powerful antioxidant, it also protects your skin from damage and removes any existing free radicals, leaving your skin balanced and hydrated.

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