Importance of Vitamin A

Skin Care Facts – Retinol

Retinol, commonly referred to as Vit A, is known as the ‘Normalising Vitamin’

Retinol converts to retinoic acid in the body. This form is recognised by the receptor sites on our cells, and allows for the uptake of the retinoic acid like the ‘lock and key’ method.

Vit A allows for the following number of biological effects to take place:

  1. Regulates normal cell turnover
  2. Nourishes our cells
  3. Increases cellular metabolism
  4. Inhibits tumour promotion! Daily topical application can prevent cancerous lesions from occurring. (Kligman 1996)
  5. Decreases inflammation of the sebaceous gland
  6. Enhances our immune system- increasing resistance to infection
  7. Reverses photo aging
  8. Stimulates fibroblasts therefore increasing Collagen, Elastin and Glycosaminoglycans
  9. Normalises melanin production
  10. Stimulates angiogenesis (reproduction of new blood vessels)
  11. Repairs skin
  12. Strengthens capillary walls
  13. Increases blood circulation
  14. Reprogram’s our DNA

Ask us a Question