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Vitamin A is making a comeback

The 411 on Vitamin A

As a kid, my mother always made me take a vitamin in the mornings with my breakfast.  She told me it would help me to grow up healthy and strong. Today, the power of vitamins is being used in everything from vitamin-infused waters to damage-repairing shampoos.  The skincare industry is also taking full advantage of consumers’ love of vitamins to market their products as having the best, purest forms of certain vitamins that can reverse the signs of aging naturally.  Currently, Vitamin A has been making a huge comeback in skincare products. This autumn, fall back in love with Vitamin A, but know which products are truly going to benefit your skin.  Here is the 411 about Vitamin A and what you should know before purchasing your next skin cream.

The History of Vitamin A

Beauty aisles are always stocked full of anti-wrinkle creams, all claiming to have the most powerful and potent anti-aging ingredients.  Most of them have one thing in common: retinoids.  Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A, which is essential for healthy eyes and skin. In order for skin to fully benefit from Vitamin A, the body must convert it to retinoic acid.  Dermatologists used this connection to create topical retinoids that break down into retinoic acid to effectively treatment various skin ailments. 

Retin-A vs. Retinol: What’s the Difference?  

Retin-A was formulated by a doctor for the purpose of acne treatment. It has exfoliation benefits and later started being used on wrinkles and fine lines too. It is the nature of some people to think "if some is good, more is better." Well, not so true in the case of Retin-A, with prolonged use skin can become thin, dry and irritated. Retinol is a milder, natural version of Vitamin A and is also used to combat aging skin.  It has been proven to thicken skin that has thinned due to aging.  It boosts collagen and fights hyperpigmentation, not to mention can help clear blemishes = amazing!   

Pevonia: The Natural Way to Use Vitamin A

Pevonia’s Micro-Retinol Essential Moisturizer uses a smaller, molecular version of Vitamin A that works more quickly and provides better results.  Other companies often use synthetic Vitamin A that does not have the same benefits as an all-natural version.  Pevonia’s moisturizer uses the healthiest form of Vitamin A and is vegetable-based.  Its retinol has been capsulated for slower release of its effective ingredients.     

When it comes to your health and wellness, a natural approach is always the best approach.  Your skin care routine should be no different.  Go natural! 



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