Our body needs 13 types of vitamins to function optimally and they include Vitamin A, various B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Each of these vitamins have multiple roles in keeping your body healthy and they derive from various sources including plants, animal sources and supplements.
Vitamin A and E for example are strong antioxidants that protect the immune system. Apart from that, Vitamin A helps with vision, bone growth and cell functions while Vitamin E’s multiple functions among them include nourishing and protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C, the most common vitamin to most of us are found in fruits and vegetables. It is an important vitamin for our skin, bones and connective tissue as it promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron. Each of these vitamins have a role to play in keeping the largest organ of our body which is the skin – healthy.
While we know the importance of these vitamins to our body, most of us can’t get enough of all these vitamins due to the fast-paced lifestyle and the consumption of fast food in our diet. We would therefore need to supplement the intake of vitamins from our food.
Cosmetic brands such as Mamonde has recently added multivitamins into their skincare line. Do they work? And why do we need multivitamins in our skincare?
Scientific studies have shown that nutrients in the body are first absorbed by the most vital organs such as the heart, liver, brain, kidneys, etc before it reaches the skin. Therefore, if your intake of vitamins are insufficient, your skin may not reap the benefits of the vitamin intake. As such cosmetics companies have begun introducing skincare solutions with added vitamins into skincare products to promote faster absorption of vitamins into our skin. Among common vitamins that are used in skincare products and their benefits are:
Vitamin A: Helps alleviate fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
Vitamin B: Helps prevent Acne and Eczema
Vitamin C: Helps prevent Age Spots and skin pigmentation
Vitamin E: Helps reduce sebum production and reduce inflammation
Vitamin K: Helps prevent dark eye circles and dark spots
Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin Essence and Vital Vitamin Cream which was recently introduced to the market is the first of its kind that uses multivitamins. It contains Bitter Orange Flower extract as well as six different kinds of vitamins including vitamin B3, C, F, E and P to moisturize, brighten, and revitalize the skin with their antioxidant properties. Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin line is unique also because of the added vitamin P which is rarely added into skincare products. Vitamin P is a flavonoid, which can be described as an extremely concentrated antioxidant molecules which not only help with relieving skin stress and enhancing collagen production, but it also increases the potency of Vitamin C when applied to the skin. Layer the Vital Vitamin Essence after applying toner and follow up with the Vital Vitamin Cream to lock in moisture for the ultimate vitamin blend to moisturize and nourish your skin.
Follow a good skincare routine, provide your body with the essential vitamins it needs daily, eat a balanced diet, drink sufficient water daily and use multivitamin skincare products such as the Mamonde Vital Vitamin line and you can be assured of healthy glowing skin like the “glass skin” as seen on your favourite K-Pop stars.