Vitamins A, C, and E are well known and well used within the global personal care market. For stability purposes, it is often a derivative of the vitamin that is used within the formulation that is then converted to the active form once on the skin. Retinoids found in Vitamin A are known to boost elastin and collagen production in the dermis and are therefore used in many anti-ageing skincare products. Vitamin C derivatives are truly multifunctional. As well as being an excellent anti-oxidant, Vitamin C also helps to brighten the complexion. Last but not least, Vitamin E is also a powerful anti-oxidant and is known to help prevent inflammatory damage after UV exposure. What is less well known is that many oils contain high levels of one or a combination of these vitamins, some examples of which can be found below.
- Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and K. It locks in moisture and is easily absorbed by the skin. Also rich in Vitamin E and anthocyanin—two ingredients that can calm and soothe irritation—Rosehip Seed Oil is known for its exceptional regenerative and healing properties and can be hugely beneficial for those with rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conerns. For acne-prone skin, Rosehip Seed Oil can be helpful because it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and low comedogenicity. Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin C, which helps brighten the skin, decreases the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and fights free radicals, which will help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Carrot Oil
Carrot Oil contains high concentrations of Vitamin A, E, and beta-carotene, essential nutrients for skin and hair care. Carrot Oil has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-ageing properties. It is also very well known in the aromatherapy industry to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, weakness and fatigue. The antioxidants found in Carrot Oil are a perfect rejuvenator for anti-ageing issues and are a great protector against harmful sun exposure, whilst the anti-inflammatory property helps soothe damaged, irritated and dry skin and scalp.
- Buriti Oil
Buriti Oil is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 and is the richest source of natural beta-carotene. Due to its powerful hydrating properties, it is the perfect and natural ingredient for various moisturising skin care products and is effective in taming dry, frizzy and damaged hair. Buriti Oil has strong antioxidant properties, which offers some protection against harmful UVA sun exposure. Beta-carotene is also a precursor to Vitamin A which is essential for healthy hair and skin, and can enhance circulation and give skin a healthy glow.
- Sea Buckthorn Fruit Pulp Oil
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Pulp Oil is commonly used within the personal care, food & beverage and nutraceuticals industries due to its high levels of Vitamin C, containing up to 10 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Sea Buckthorn Fruit Pulp Oil also has the highest natural content of Vitamin E of any other plant-based oil. The oil has many benefits to the skin, promoting skin hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration, and even helps treat and prevent acne. Sea Buckthorn Fruit Pulp Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness associated with many skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Prickly Pear Seed Oil has a high concentration of natural antioxidant vitamins, essential polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-6, linoleic acid (C18:2), sterols and contains high levels of Vitamin E. It can heal the skin from certain skin conditions, protect from the first signs of ageing and has various medicinal benefits.
- Wheatgerm Oil
Wheatgerm Oil contains Vitamins A, B, D and E, alongside antioxidants and a varied fatty acid profile. These nutrients moisturise and heal damaged, dry and cracked skin but also help improve and prevent scarring to the skin. A particularly rich source of Vitamin E, Wheatgerm Oil helps nourish, rejuvenate and soften dry, sensitive and mature skin.
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