Would you ever leave the house without makeup on? Lots of women treat a foundation like a facial cream that they can’t start the day without. A natural skin color is no longer attractive. Without the foundation, we feel naked, ugly and inferior.
Are you aware how hard the foundation can be on your skin? Even small amounts of foundation (one layer is reasonable) may clog the pores, disturb the oxygen delivery to the skin and harm it. A matter of a product’s quality.
I’d like to explain how to choose a foundation so that your make-up enhances your good looks instead of harming the skin. I’ll tell you this and that about vitamins in makeup products.
Good & Bad Foundation
If you ask me about the must-have makeup product, without doubts – it’s a foundation. You must know which one is good for you. A wrongly-chosen one, which has a thick consistency and too many needless preservatives and comedogenic substances, may really make your face cakey and mask-like. Not only will it make you look a few years older but also clog skin pores and cause irritation.
An ideal face foundation is in tune with the needs of the skin. Dry skin likes foundations that are rich in moisturising ingredients. On the other hand, avoid oil-based foundations if your skin is oily. Lightweight mousse foundations are great because you can be sure that your skin isn’t weighed down. Natural ingredients upgrade the product so a mineral foundation makes a good choice, too. As you see, it’s not only the color that matters.
Our skin benefits from foundations that are enriched with conditioning ingredients e.g. vitamins!
Vitamins in makeup products
Nearly all cosmetics are infused with conditioning ingredients. Unless you use some poor-quality products; I hope you don’t choose them. Makeup products must also care for your skin and be rich in nutrients. Natural oils, herbal extracts, hydrosols will do. They all have one thing in common – being full of vitamins and minerals. A foundation may include pure vitamins, too.
Vitamins, included in cosmetics, are the positive boost of energy for the skin. These valuable substances can be delivered with food and cosmetics. Vitamins penetrate the skin through pores and work where they’re most necessary – in skin cells.
The qualities of vitamins in beauty products
Strong antioxidants, e.g. vitamins A, C, E, are the most common vitamins in cosmetics. They reduce the harmfulness of free radicals which are the biggest enemies of the skin. Antioxidant abilities of vitamins are essential. Other benefits include ensuring moisture, nourishment, elasticity, glow and vitality.
Vitamins in beauty products have different properties. Do you know the most popular vitamins included in makeup products?
This vitamin is essential for our skin. It has a huge impact on the synthesis of collagen and elasticity – two proteins that are responsible for firmness and elasticity of the skin. When it comes to vitamins in makeup products, vitamin A is second to none because it reduces fine lines and prevents them from occurring. It slows down the ageing processes and has exfoliating qualities so it’s effective while fighting pigmentation spots. Vitamin A is most common in products for the mature, tired or sun-damaged skin.
Briefly about each vitamin in the group. Lots of them are used in cosmetics because they are water-soluble and have a positive influence on the metabolism of body cells. Mostly, they manage the work of nervous system and deliver amazing skin benefits.
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) has anti-inflammatory properties, regulates sebum and reduces cellulite, therefore it’s often used for mesotherapy
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) delivers hydration, reduces sebum secretion, reinforces blood vessels so it’s found in creams for acne-prone skin and broken capillaries
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) soothes irritation, prevents discoloration, delivers skin softness and elasticity, supports skin repair
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) is also responsible for the skin repair processes, protects from the photo-aging, etc.
While discussing enhancing ingredients in foundations, vitamin E is the queen. It is most commonly known as the vitamin of youth because it’s a strong antioxidant and delays skin aging. It has anti-inflammatory qualities, activates cells to repair, increases elasticity and blood flow, ensures nutrients – shortly put, it’s irreplaceable.
It is another vitamin which takes part in the process of collagen and elastin synthesis. It increases skin elasticity, gently exfoliates and helps heal acne. Still, vitamin C in cosmetics plays another crucial function – it reduces discoloration and evens out the skin tone. Makeup products with vitamin C nourish and improve the appearance of the skin, freshening it up.