The Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for maintaining a healthy body and healthy skin. Several clinical studies have found that Vitamin C provides numerous beneficial effects on aged and photo-damaged skin. Studies show that those who use a topical formulation of Vitamin C experienced a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in aged skin after a relatively short time period of 12 weeks. In addition to improvement in reduction of facial wrinkles and appearance, topical Vitamin C has also been shown to be of benefit to acne prone skin, both in helping to prevent and reduce acne lesions. And, an additional bonus, age spots can also be reversed with the consistent use of a topical Vitamin.
Not all Vitamin C’s are created equally. The correct formulation is essential to seeing the benefits you are looking for in reversing sun damage and reducing the effects of aging. With regular use of an appropriate vitamin C product, you can expect to see a decrease in skin discoloration, an improved skin tone, and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, along with help in preventing their formation.
Within the Rhonda Allison line, we have two Vitamin C’s. Let me help you find the best formulation for your skin type and concerns.
Combining the benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate (L) and a unique liposome complex for long-lasting hydration and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) to increase vitamin C stability, this light, specialized serum is quickly absorbed into the skin. The results? Strong skin lightening attributes with inhibitory effects on melanin formation for more even-toned skin.
The Benefits of Vitamin A
It encourages healthy skin cell production. Retinal, retinol and retinoic acid are important to cell production and growth. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts—the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy—in the deep layers of your skin.
Here’s what happens when you apply vitamin A topically:
It smoothes wrinkles. Topical vitamin A in the form of retinol (found in over-the-counter products) and retinoic acid (found in prescription creams) are proven wrinkle fighters and many dermatologists go-to recommendation for combating signs of aging. Research has shown that these ingredients are able to stimulate collagen production: When collagen becomes damaged due to UV exposure and other aggressors, wrinkles begin to develop, much like cracks in a weak foundation. Retinoids “turn on” cells responsible for making new collagen, strengthening your skin and filling in fine lines below the surface so skin looks smoother.
It evens skin tone and gives you a glow. Vitamin A creams can help lighten sun-induced brown spots and boost skin radiance in two ways: First, by increasing and normalizing skin cell turnover, which helps you shed pigmented, damaged and rough surface cells, making room for healthier cells and allowing light to bounce off more evenly. Secondly, retinoids may block an enzyme needed for melanin (pigment) production, further helping to deliver an even-toned, glowing complexion.
It clears up acne. Pimples form when pores become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria and oil, providing the perfect breeding ground for Propionibacterium acnes, a common bacteria responsible for blemishes. When vitamin A creams stimulate cell turnover the same process happens within the pores themselves, helping to slow oil production and keep pores clear.
Retinol isn’t as potent as prescription-strength retinoic acid, so results may take longer to see, but it’s also less irritating to sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it’s common for vitamin A creams to cause redness, sensitivity and dry, flaky skin until you become acclimated. To minimize these side effects, start by applying just a pea-sized amount to your face every other night or every two nights for several weeks; follow with a plain, unscented moisturizer. Gradually increase your usage to nightly.
Which formula is best for you? At your next appointment, let me help you find the best formulation for your skin type and concerns.
Rhonda Allison’s comprehensive reconstructing retinal encapsulation combined with cutting-edge stem cell and peptide technology strengthens skin while reducing redness and inflammation. A specialized Vitamin A formula for building and supporting collagen and elastin, but gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
24 Hour Retinal Serum
Has Your Skin Had Its Vitamins Today?
By capturing the power of Vitamins C and A, let me introduce you to healthy, supple, radiant, younger-looking skin this spring with this simple, 2-step AM & PM regimen.
C-Peptide Complex or C-Stem Cell
ChronoPeptide A ♦ Synergy A ♦ Retinol Supreme
Pro-Youth Accelerated Duo
Schedule Your Consultation Today