The benefits of vitamin A

We all know a diet rich in vitamins benefit our overall health but which vitamins are the most beneficial to the beauty and health of our skin?

Let’s start our ABC of vitamins with the vital Vitamin A.

Eggs and dairy provide the main form of Vitamin A, while orange, kiwi and green leafy greens such as sweet potato, carrots, cantaloupe and spinach are packed with beta-carotene that our body will turn into Vitamin A as it needs.

Vitamin A is essential to the skin and acts as a booster to many skin’s functions:

  • It protects the skin against UV damage and slows down the signs of aging but fighting harmful free-radicals that break down collagen, the skin’s support structure. Furthermore, it inhibits the activity of the Tyrosinase, an enzyme that plays a role in the production of melanin and pigmentation spots.

  • It fights infection and inflammation by boosting the skin’s immune system, preventing bacteria responsible to acne vulgaris while speeding the healing process of new wounds and scars.

  • It promotes healthy skin cell production by stimulating the fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the production of collagen and elastin, keeping the skin firm.

Applied topically, Vitamin A proves to be an ally to the skin by smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, preventing hyper-pigmentation related to aging and the sun, clearing up acne, speeding up healing and firming the skin while helping the skin maintain a healthy glow.

In Terme di Saturnia products, Vitamin A can be found in may of our top sellers such as Acid Cream and Acid Serum, Anti-Ageing Plankton Cream, Spa Lifting Cream and Serum, UltraCell Cream, Rejuvenation Day and Night Creams, Men’s line and After sun care.