Vitamin A (commonly referred to as retinol), is considered to be the most crucial ingredient in maintaining optimal skin health. Working on both the dermis and the epidermis, this fundamental vitamin has the ability to attach itself to skin cells, normalizing their function and getting them to behave like younger, healthier versions of themselves.
Vitamin A should be replenished every day for maximum benefits, which include:
- The acceleration of cellular turnover. Over time, lines become shallower, pores become less noticeable, and skin tone is more even and radiant
- The promotion of healthy collagen and elastin production by stimulating fibroblasts (cells that produce collagen in the dermis)
- The normalization of oil production and exfoliating effect stops dead skin cells from clogging the pores, which is what causes pimples, blackheads and cysts to form
- The regulation of melanogenesis by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that plays a vital role in the production of melanin
Joanna loves vitamin A based Environ, which she considers one of the best brands on the market. And their Vita-Antioxidant AVST and Vita-Peptide C-Quence collections are great because they allow the user to get used to the vitamin A slowly through their ‘Step-Up’ system.
“What’s great about Environ’s A is that the vitamin A is encapsulated in lipids, which is the first ‘cement’ of your epidermis. It’s a very gentle approach to vitamin A”.