Have you ingested your daily dose of skin vitamins yet today?  Consider it the new norm. Glowing skin is in. 

Fueling your body with vitamins and minerals is essential on a daily basis. And while we can get these nutrients from our diet, it’s also important to feed your skin directly. That is, if you want skin that glows from within. 

Pairing back to the basics also means understanding what some of the “basic” ingredients are. We’re sharing everything you need to know about skin vitamins so you can ensure the products in your lineup are suitable for the long run. 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant that fights free radicals and helps your skin repair damaged cells. It works to prevent and reduce UV radiation damage to your skin while simultaneously brightening darkened areas. You shouldn’t leave the house without getting your fix of this do-it-all vitamin.

Look for: 

  • Ascorbic acid 
  • Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate 
  • Aminopropyl Ascorbyl phosphate 

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 keeps skin soft and smooth by retaining moisture and preventing water loss, which helps to combat flakes and itchiness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and also works to protect your skin from redness caused by UV exposure. This vitamin is not to be confused with B3, Niacinamide. 

Look for: 

  • Panthenol 
  • Calcium pantothenate 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the more common skin vitamins that can be found in a lot of the products you already own. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that prevents damage to our skin cells by fighting off free radicals. It also works to naturally moisturize and heal skin by strengthening the skin barrier. 

Look for: 

  • Tocopherol 

Vitamin A 

Ever heard of retinoids? Vitamin A is one of the most popular skin vitamins in the skincare game - and for good reason. This vitamin stimulates the production of collagen to reduce and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also decreases oil production, stimulates cell turnover, and has an anti-inflammatory effect to top it off.

Look for: 

  • Retinyl palmitate
  • Retinyl acetate 
  • Retinyl linoleate  

If retinoids have been known to irritate your skin, we have a little secret. Bakuchiol is a plant-based retinol alternative that has been proven to provide the same benefits as retinoids. Although it doesn’t contain vitamin A, bakuchiol can be used in its place for a similar skin win.

Add a healthy dose of these skin vitamins to your AM and PM routine for a day filled with bright vibes. Your skin will seriously thank you.