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VITAMIN A & RETINOL, A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE.

Spring is setting in and we are quietly feeling that the transition to the summer season is taking place, much to our delight. Spring rhymes with sumptuous magical landscapes, the return of outdoor activities, nature awakening everywhere.

BUT, this is also the time of year when your skin is dry, devitalized and losing its radiance, due to the harsh cold season. You may have various skin problems such as: eczema, rosacea, blemishes, tight skin, inflammation or you may notice the appearance of blackheads. This is all due to the change of season.

And yet, at this time of year what we want, regardless of our skin type, is to regain our radiance and have a pretty complexion!

For that nothing better than to privilege, oily macerates and vegetable oils which naturally contain pro vitamin A, also called NATURAL RETINOL.


What is natural retinol?

Retinol is an active form of vitamin A, a vitamin essential for healthy skin. This molecule works on melanin synthesis, stimulates collagen production, and calms inflammation for incredibly smooth skin.

There are two main forms of vitamin A: the first, beta-carotene or provitamin A, is mainly of plant origin (found in vegetable oils); the second, retinol, is of animal origin (cod liver oil etc.) or synthetic.

Beta-carotene is a precursor antioxidant for vitamin A. It is also called provitamin A because it is converted in the body into vitamin A.

It acts on the fibroblasts (which ensure the suppleness and elasticity of the skin) while stimulating the synthesis of collagen (limits the loss of firmness) and angiogenesis (manufacture of the small vessels responsible for the healthy glow). It helps regulate the synthesis of melanin (pigment that gives the skin color) and plays an anti-inflammatory role (dryness, redness) for incredibly smooth skin.

The benefits of natural retinol

The use of vegetable oils rich in pro vitamin A is much gentler and better tolerated by the skin:
- Good tolerance by sensitive skin
- No risk of photosensitization
- No contraindication for pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Can be used daily morning and evening in any season

Unlike pure (synthetic) retinol which should be handled with care and which requires adaptation time so as not to irritate the skin, especially sensitive, dry and thin skin. It is also not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Let's see together 3 essential vegetable oils to have a radiant complexion!

Sea buckthorn oil
Present in our serums: Iris, Gaia, Natura and Acne

One of our favorites. It promotes cell renewal and helps improve the appearance and hydration of the epidermis. By its composition, it is a very complete oil: antioxidant, anti-infectious (limits the proliferation of bacteria), healing (limits the appearance of unsightly marks), restorative (droughts).

It contains a large amount of beta-carotene (pro vitamin A), high in fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6), palmitoleic acid and vitamin F, which protect against free radicals (powerful anti-aging). Its richness in carotenoids gives it an undeniable healthy glow effect on the skin.

One of the best ways to support your epidermis in its regeneration process is to boost it with the right nutrients. When you get your hands on an ingredient that contains all of its great vitamins, including one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A and C in the plant kingdom, this is the ultimate find!

This vegetable oil is an ingredient that is worth the detour because it contains nearly 200 phytonutrients (1). The vitamin C content of sea buckthorn alone will blow your mind as it contains about 12 times more than that of an orange.

Appreciated for its ability to lighten skin spots and pigmentation, and to stimulate collagen for firmer skin, vitamin C is a true vitamin elixir for those who love radiance.

To top it off, sea buckthorn contains a lot of antioxidants proven to be more beneficial than others in the fight against free radicals (2)

Sea buckthorn, also known as Hippophae Rhamnoides, is a small orange berry grown on a shrub, which is mainly found in the cold mountains of Asia and Europe but we are lucky to have some in Quebec!

Avocado oil
Present in our serums: Jasper, Natura, V for stretch marks.

The delicious combination of vitamins and antioxidants in avocado oil is perfect for devitalized and lacking radiance skin.

Fatty acids, for example, are essential for regenerating, rebuilding, and boosting your skin this time of year. The high dose of phytosterols (plant compounds) in the oil help prevent moisture loss and keep the skin hydrated. Antioxidants (provitamin A, vitamins C and E) will work to neutralize free radicals that attack skin cells. Provitamin A will give you radiance and help your skin fight against the signs of skin aging.

The lawyer is therefore a real ally in the fight against free radicals (against free radicals) and anti-aging.

Avocado oil is one of the richest oils due to its very generous composition. Very rich in butyrous oil which has healing properties, it is often recommended to reduce the appearance of stretch marks when applied locally.

Rosehip oil
Present in our serum VS to reduce scars or pigmentary scars (skin color) even acne as well as our anti-stretch mark body oil V.

This oil is absolutely fantastic! Among other things becauseit is naturally rich in vitamin A of course, but also in vitamin C as well as essential fatty acids. Rosehip oil is a favorite oil to boost cell renewal.

Healing, repairing, nourishing, revitalizing, softening ... Rosehip oil, with its active ingredients of natural origin, helps repair the skin of the face and body in depth.

You can use it to reduce the harmful effects of UV damage (anti-aging treatment) but also to reduce scars such as those left by acne (when the acne is over, of course), pigment spots due to the sun or to scars, as well as stretch marks.

Rosehip oil acts as an anti-aging, anti-stain treatment and as a moisturizer. It is suitable for almost all skin types. Dry to very dry skin (mature skin) can use it alone. For oily and acne-prone skin, it is preferable to use it locally on scars and pigment spots in synergy with other vegetable oils for better tolerance.


Source
1 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/
2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/

 

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