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Eating (and supplements?) for your skin. Why topical skincare is not enough (and vice versa!)

It’s obvious (or it should be!). A good diet is necessary for health. Your heart, your lungs, your bones depend on a good diet. No proteins in your diet? No heart! You will find a long list of ailments that follow the deficiency of any vitamin.

Why? Vitamins are chemicals we can’t make ourselves but, at the same time, are essential to the functioning of our body. For example, all of the water-soluble vitamins and two of the fat-soluble vitamins, A and K, function as cofactors or coenzymes. Coenzymes participate in numerous biochemical reactions involving energy release from food, as well as the accompanying anabolic reactions. In addition, vitamin cofactors are critical for processes involved in proper vision, blood coagulation, hormone production, and the integrity of collagen.

Similarly, we are unable to make some amino acids that are essential to make proteins that make up our bodies. We have to consume those as food.

Some fatty acids that we can’t make are essential to cell membranes.

Even the sugars, amino acids, and lipids that we can make from scratch require energy and this must be obtained from food. Plants can “live on air” (they are capable of photosynthesis, but humans are not.

It makes sense that to be able to maintain a healthy body we need a healthy (complete) diet. Ou skin depends on a healthy body, but a good diet may not be enough.

Will “supplements” help? You can buy supplements that promise you healthy hair and skin. Don’t believe the hype. The collagen peptides in those pills will do little for you, the rest of the body will be there to catch the few amino acids that will make it to the blood. Other vitamins included in those costly supplements are also present in the inexpensive multivitamins you can buy at the supermarket.

So, what else do you need for healthy skin? Nothing if you are a child, except for sunscreen and good barrier cream for diaper rash. But if you are over 30, it’s time to supplement, topically, what your skin gets from your body through the capillaries that reach into the dermis. When your skin stops being a priority, it’s time to look at the Skin Actives website to complement the nutrition that your skin receives.

Look and you will find vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids, plus the growth factors that decline as we age.

Collagen Serum

Water, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Boswellia Serrata Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Carnosine, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, Niacinamide, Betulinic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Epigallocatechin Gallate, Glutathione, sh-Polypeptide-2, sh-Oligopeptide-1 (Epidermal Growth Factor), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceramide-3, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Extract), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)s, Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Fucoxanthin, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

Vitamin A Cream

Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Alpha-D-Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carnosine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Allantoin, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben.

Revitalizing Nutrient Cream

Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate (and) Cholesteryl Nonanoate (and) Cholesteryl Chloride (and) BHT, Niacinamide, Carnitine, Beta Glucan (Yeast), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cauliflower Extract, Ceramide-3, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Resveratrol, Creatine, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Glutamine, Arginine HCl, Leucine, Serine, Cysteine HCl, Valine, Proline, Lysine HCl, Glycine, Asparagine, Glutamic Acid, Threonine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Aspartic Acid, Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Histidine HCl, Isoleucine, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)s, Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin, Fucoxanthin, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Lecithin, Glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

 

Claims on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

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