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Funky vitaminsDid you know vitamins have been around for more than a hundred years? They were first brought to light by Dr. Funk, who is known as "the father of the vitamin" He called them "vital amines" because they were needed in very tiny amounts to cure many serious conditions. Consuming vitamins in your diet improves the body’s health, and by extension, using vitamin-rich skincare products is beneficial. But it is important to know your vitamins to target specific skin requirements.
Get to know your vitamins!
You have probably heard the names of many vitamins being thrown around by experts and influencers alike. It’s not hard to see why this is the case. Aside from making your skin look supple and fresh, vitamins also offer the protection it needs from dangerous UV rays, pollution, and other environmental stressors. In case you’re confused about which vitamins you need for happy and healthy skin; we’re elaborating on some of these through one of their best sources - Aloe vera.
Aloe Vera: The vitamin motherlode
It’s no surprise that Aloe Vera has long been heralded as one of the most important natural ingredients for the skin. After all, it’s a rich source of many vitamins that are essential for our body, especially for the skin. Here are some of the vitamins that Aloe Vera generously offers us.
Are you a fan of the miraculous anti-aging and healing properties of retinoids? Then, you’ll be thrilled to know that retinoids are essentially the skincare term for Vitamin A! This powerful antioxidant promotes skin cell turnover, meaning old skin cells are replaced with new ones that give you a youthful glow. Vitamin A also stimulates collagen production, keeping your skin firm and smooth. Aloe vera is particularly rich in Vitamin A, making it an ideal ingredient in skincare products, especially if you have dry, aging, or sun-damaged skin.
Aloe vera is a decent source of all the different types of vitamin B, including the most sought-after vitamin B12. It heals skin damage, evens out the tone, and gives your skin a youthful sheen. Another star is Vitamin B3, known as niacin or niacinamide - it is one of skincare’s most treasured ingredients. Niacinamide has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties that work to soothe the skin. It helps reduce inflammation and redness, improves the skin's barrier function, and evens out skin tone. If your skin is acne-prone, niacinamide is useful for calming irritation and tightening pores.
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the sun, then vitamin C is the ingredient you most definitely need in your skincare routine. Vitamin C’s photo-protective powers help save your skin from damage caused by free radicals, like UV radiation and pollution. Additionally, vitamin C brightens the complexion, fades dark spots, and can also even out the skin tone. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties as well. Aloe vera contains significant amounts of the all-rounder that is vitamin C, making it a wonderful addition to your skincare routine.
Aloe vera contains small amounts of vitamin E. Much like vitamin C, this vitamin has antioxidant properties that protect the skin from UV radiation and pollution. It helps rejuvenate the skin and can soothe inflammations, burns, and scars. Vitamin E is also considered an excellent ingredient for moisturizing with its hydrating and softening capabilities.
The inside-out approach
Aloe vera is a superfood for the body and skin. Our bodies generally have a mild acidic tendency, making us more vulnerable to ailments and skin conditions. Aloe vera is naturally alkaline, and when consumed daily as a juice, it has a variety of benefits. Curaloe Vitamin Shot is naturally loaded with vitamins that help reduce the effects of stress, pollution, and lifestyle-related conditions. It has therapeutic advantages for the skin, ranging from calming sunburns to hydrating the skin, lightening pigmentation, and slowing the signs of aging.
Create your skincare routine.
We recommend that you build a daily skincare routine with the Curaloe range. A thorough skin care regimen consists of four main steps that will help your complexion look its best while addressing any problem areas.
Start your day with a good cleanser. Curaloe Facial Wash is a low-foaming facial cleanser that works into your pores, removing impurities from the skin and leaving it deeply purified while softening it. Follow this with Curaloe Facial Toner to close and tighten the pores. This is an especially useful step for those with oily, acne-prone skin since it hydrates and preps the skin for moisturizing. All skin types do need moisturizing. Curaloe Facial Gel is ideal as it is the perfect product for oily skin to use as a moisturizer. Since Aloe vera is the main active ingredient, it works for other skin types, relieving dryness and itchy skin along with rejuvenating the tissues. A simple way to wind up your skincare routine is by using Curaloe All Purpose Cream, a magic bullet for the skin. It is infused with healing butter, oils, and most importantly, vitamins. Lastly, remember to layer on sunscreen before you step out into the sun.
The bottom line is that your skin needs a good dose of vitamins, TLC, and time to shine!