Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and have an important role in the building of collagen and elastin- the proteins responsible for the softness and elasticity of the skin. These are also used as building blocks for other substances such as the hormone thyroxine (thyroid gland), Niacin (vitamin B3) and others which are essential to the health and well functioning of the cells, among them the skin cells.
A medicinal plant with cooling, anti-inflammatory properties, which assists in lightening the skin.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, known as one of the most powerful antioxidants in our body.
Retin A, a derivative of vitamin A, has been proven to have the ability to repair skin damage caused by over exposure to sun, to smooth wrinkles and expression lines and to improve skin’s firmness. It has been found that vitamin A or Retinol has a positive effect on acne and acne prone complexions.
VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants and is also a key player in the process of collagen production. Research has shown that topical application of vitamin C can improve the “re-interweaving” of these fibers in mature complexions. Vitamin C is also known to have an illuminating effect on the complexion and it protects from photo-aging and environmental stress.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protects against free radicals and protects the skin from sun radiation. It is also essential to the improvement of the skin’s moisture level and loss of moisture in the epidermis.
Vitamin F belongs to the group of fatty acids essential to the body but not produced naturally. On application on the skin, vitamin F nourishes, moisturizes and is important in maintaining the complexion balanced. It also strengthens the skin membrane and helps delay premature aging of the skin as well as showing a therapeutic effect on dry, flaky skin.