Although skin care products have a lot of fad ingredients, what should you really be looking for in your skin care and what vitamins get the best results? It can be difficult knowing what ingredients are in your skin care products due to long winded scientific names, but the basis of what you should look for is very simple. Vitamins A, C and E cover a good foundation for skin care and improvement.
Vitamin A in the form of Retinyl Palmitate is easily absorbed into the skin. It is essential in the process of skin cell repair and aids in protecting skin cells from free radicals in the form of air pollution and UV rays. In terms of improvement to the skin, Vitamin A aids in the building of collagen fibres, so improves skin elasticity and the smoothing of fine lines. From helping repair damaged skin cells, this vitamin can even skin tone and improve your skin’s radiance. Commonly Vitamin A has been associated with harsh acne treatment, drying the skin and increasing sensitivity to the sun. However there are different forms and strengths of Vitamin A. The form related to acne treatment is tretinoin. So ultimately, it does pay to know the scientific names of the common vitamins, so you know what to look for on skin care packaging. For anti-ageing and general skin improvement, look for Retinyl Palmitate.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is a stable form of the potent anti-oxidant Vitamin C. Although again there are many forms of this vitamin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is well regarded as being one of the most effective used in skin care. Like Vitamin A, C supports the production of collagen, so encompasses anti-ageing results through reducing the appearance of lines. It also protects the skin from sun damage and aids in repairing existing sun damaged cells. Visible results through the fading of sun spots and the lightening of pigmentation is achieved with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. Vitamin C can also even out skin tone via it’s anti-inflammatory properties, which redness is greatly related to.
It is important to note that depending on the form of Vitamin C, dictates the quantity required for the skin care to be effective. This ranges between 0.3% and 10%. Another important factor to look for in skin care products containing this vitamin is that the packaging is opaque and well sealed. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate will easily deteriorate in the presence of light and air exposure.
The visible signs of free radical damage to the collagen in the skin include dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-oxidants are the key to repair, oxidise and prevent these effects of free radicals. Other than Vitamin C, Tocopheryl Acetate is a form of Vitamin E and another anti-oxidant. In fact, Vitamin E is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. People don’t naturally produce Vitamin E, it needs to be consumed through diet and topical creams. Tocopheryl Acetate has the anti-ageing properties of improving lines and making skin appear more radiant through improving collagen bonds. It again is another protector and repairer of sun damage, which is still all too common in Australia.
MiSMo’s ACE Serum has produced amazing results for our clients including the following from Gina in Westport, New Zealand: "Ive put the Vit ACE serum on one hand only...and with only 1 drop of the serum. I am seriously blown away by the results. I even asked my partner and friends if they thought one hand looked better than the other..they all pikced the one I had been using. This is the first anti-ageing product I have ever used where I've actually seen results!"
MiSMo conducted this experiment themselves. The image speaks for itself:
The key for any skin care product to actually work and produce visible results like the above is to formulate a cream where ingredients are not only of the required concentration, but also work in synergy with each other. Through clinical trials and the assistance of reputable chemists, MiSMo has produced an ACE Serum that feels good and will produce these noticeable effects. Imagine this transformation on your face!