The amazing benefits of vitamin A


Did you know that almost 90% of your vitamin A levels can be depleted in just one day of sun exposure? As vitamin A is renowned for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing imperfections and improving the overall look and feel of your skin, it’s no coincidence that this essential vitamin is the primary ingredient found in many of the top skin care products.

So how does it work?

Let’s take a look at some of the amazing benefits of vitamin A, why it’s so important to replenish on a daily basis and how we can include it in our daily routine.


Acts as natural sunscreen

The majority of vitamin A we consume comes in the form of foods containing beta-carotene and provitamin A carotenoids, both of which are powerful antioxidants. Through acting as a natural protector against sun damage and pigmentation, consuming foods containing vitamin A can provide natural UV protection and subsequently assist with slowing the signs of ageing.


Promotes a smoother appearance & texture

When applied topically, Vitamin A in the form of retinol, retinal and retinoic acid are scientifically proven to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Daily exposure to UV progressively damages collagen in our skin, bringing about unwanted signs of ageing. By applying vitamin A, however, we are able to stimulate collagen and elastin production to strengthen the skins’ surface and fill in unwelcome lines and wrinkles.


Encourages firmer looking skin

Through boosting cell reproduction, application of vitamin A to the skin helps to remove damaged surface cells and encourages the production of healthy new cells. By doing so, we are able to reduce imperfections and encourage stronger, firmer looking skin. More than this, retinoids may also block an enzyme required for pigment production which encourages even skin tone to further enhance your complexion.


Topical application

Whilst dietary supplements are beneficial in terms of replenishing depleted vitamin A, they aren’t actually as effective as applying topically to the skins surface. However, retinol found in topical treatments is a concentrated form of Vitamin A so it’s important that your skin first becomes accustomed to lower levels before jumping into the stronger solutions.

To accommodate this progression, our friends over at Environ have developed the Vitamin Step-up System that was developed specifically to assist the skin to become comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A. As retinol should only be applied to skin that is comfortable with medium to high levels of vitamin A, it’s important to complete 2-3 bottles in the initial phases before stepping up to level 2 and 3 of the Vitamin Step-up System.


Integrating Vitamin A

As there are so many amazing uses and applications for vitamin A, integrating it into your daily routine is easy, affordable and effective with the right tools for the task.

Daytime applications

After cleansing with your preferred Medik8 or Environ cleanser and antioxidant serum, apply the Environ AVST Moisturiser with Vitamin A. This lightweight moisturiser showcases a range of antioxidants and effective moisturising ingredients to enhance your complexion and leave your skin refreshed and revived.

Night time applications

After double cleansing, boost your vitamin A with the Medik8 Retinol 6 serum and apply Environ AVST over the top for further vitamin A. This miracle serum from Medik8 comprises the benefits of clinical-grade vitamin A to achieve results much faster than traditional forms of retinol. Combined with vitamin E, the Medik8 Retinol 6 serum hydrates multiple layers of your skin to achieve a smoother, plumper, more youthful complexion.

Post-clinical treatment

If you’re looking to achieve softer, younger-looking skin, combining your favourite vitamin A Environ & Medik8 products with Skin Needling treatments from the LaserSkin Specialist can quickly achieve amazing results. Moreover, these products can also enhance the effects of your clinical treatments by penetrating deeper layers of your skin, so using them in combination will allow you to maximise benefits from both your products and treatments.


For more info on the amazing benefits of vitamin A and which products are best for your skin type, get in touch with the LaserSkin Specialist or head to our online store to get yours today!

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