"Vitamin A and antioxidants are the absolute cornerstone of skincare. If you are not using a skincare which has vitamin A and antioxidants in it, you're not using skincare. You are using a skin cream," says Dr Des Fernandes, a vitamin A skincare pioneer.

Below are Ciin's 6 facts you need to know about vitamin A;


#1

Vitamin A is so powerful in achieving great skin; it's actually what acne drug Roaccutane is derived from.




#2

The chemical definition of vitamin A is 'Retinol', which is one of beauty's hero products. This is because it works by telling the skin cells to function normally, which keeps them fresh and young looking.




#3

Another exciting element of vitamin A is that it works as a sunscreen.




#4

When you take vitamin A orally, you never have an adaption phase at all. So you can start straight away on high doses, Whereas on the skin, you have to start low.




#5

Vitamin A works wonders on sunburn too, and taking a high dose immediately after the burning will make it vanish by the next day.




This article was originally posted on 18 Nov, 2015