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Vitamins for Skin

We’ve rounded up the top 10 vitamins and minerals for healthy, glowing skin.

Posted on February 12, 2018
Written by: 100% PURE®

Vitamins, minerals, and skin boosting nutrients! We’re covering the top ten most skin beneficial ingredients you should have in your daily skin care routine. From the more known vitamins, like A and B, to under-the-radar superheroes like vegan collagen and flavonoids, we’ve got you covered in this easy to follow vitamins for skin guide. Looking for an easy skin care routine to up your vitamin intake? Check out our Glowing Skin Trio, for an antioxidant boosting skin care routine. Learn how each vitamin or mineral can help boost your skin’s overall health and appearance with easy natural skin care suggestions.

Vitamin A

1. Vitamin A

Why is Vitamin A good for your skin?

If you’ve been searching for a powerful anti-aging vitamin, then you need to look more into natural skincare products containing vitamin A, also known as, retinol. Our vegan and cruelty free retinol comes from wild carrot seeds. This skin beneficial vitamin helps to promote cell turnover, as well as increase firmness, tone and elasticity in your skin (all while you sleep!) It’s best used only in your nighttime routine because topical application can make your skin more sensitive to UV damage the following day. Don’t forget a natural SPF! Whether the retinol is in a creamy balm or nightime serum, it’s the new nighttime skincare product you didn’t know you were missing.

Skin Benefits:

  • Cell Production

  • Firmness

  • Anti-Aging

  • Helps to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Found in:

  • Carrots

  • Squash

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Acai

Top Products with Vitamin A:

Vitamin B5

2. Vitamin B5

Why is Vitamin B5 good for your skin?

There are a plethora of healthy vitamin B’s to choose from and we’re shining a spotlight on vitamin B5. Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 is an amazing vitamin for healthy skin and hair. When applied topically, B5 works to help moisturize, soothe and heal. We’re putting this vitamin to work in our natural hair care products (which also helps your scalp health, too). If you’re looking to tame flyaways, boost vitamins and up shine factor, check out our natural hair serum loaded with vitamin B5. This multi-tasking, lightweight formula will leave your hair (and scalp) feeling smoother and more manageable without a greasy feel or dingy look. Did you know that our natural brow builder also contains this super vitamin? A quick few brushes will fill in sparse brows while leaving behind vitamins and natural pigments to lift your eyebrows back to brow envy status.

Vitamin B5 Skin Benefits:

  • Increases Ceramide Levels

  • Retain Moisture

  • Suppleness

  • Smoothness

Found in:

  • Avocados

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Broccoli

  • Mushrooms

Top Products with Vitamin B5:

Vitamin C

3. Vitamin C

Why is Vitamin C good for your skin?

Beyond helping you fight off that pesky cold, Vitamin C can also help protect your skin against free radicals that are trying to damage your dermis. Our technologically advanced vitamin C is at the top in natural skincare. It’s because Susie Wang, co-founder of 100% PURE has cracked the code on how to stabilize vitamin C - an industry first. By formulating a stable, natural vitamin C serum that doesn’t oxidize over time, our serum is able to continually deliver potent antioxidants and vitamins until the last drop. Vitamin C is heaven-sent and perfect for all ages and skin types. Ascorbic acid (aka vitamin C) helps to lighten and brighten skin naturally, as well as boost collagen production.

Vitamin C Skin Benefits:

  • Firmness

  • Brightening

  • Evening Skin Tone

Found in:

  • Citrus

  • Strawberries

  • Pineapple

  • Mango

Top Products with Vitamin C:

Vitamin E

4. Vitamin E

Why is Vitamin E good for your skin?

Tocopherol, or Vitamin E, has become a staple in any vitamin arsenal. Whether ingested or applied topically, this antioxidant-rich vitamin has plenty of health benefits. Known for helping to heal or reduce the appearance of scars, vitamin E can also help moisturize cracked and dry skin. This is exactly why we’ve included in as a key ingredient in so many of our natural skin and body care products. Slather on this first-aid vitamin, knowing that you’ll be helping to protect your skin against free radicals and repairing yourself from the outside, in.

Vitamin E Skin Benefits:

  • Helps to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Healing

  • Moisturizing

Found in:

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Almonds

  • Avocado

  • Olive Oil

Top Products with Vitamin E:


5. Folic Acid

Why is Folic Acid good for your skin?

We’re highlighting another B vitamin, Folic Acid, in our healthy vitamins for skin guide. This vitamin plays an important role in maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Folic acid has a high concentration of antioxidants that can help to reduce the oxidative effects of stress on your skin. Not to mention that folic acid is found in some of our favorite fruits, like strawberries and raspberries, where we get our patented fruit pigments. With all the colors of the rainbow to choose from and now that you know they’re packed with vitamins and minerals, hop on over to our How to Choose the Perfect Natural Blush for Your Skin Tone. We have a feeling you’ll have a hard time picking just one.

Folic Acid Skin Benefits:

  • Anti-Aging

  • Moisturizing

  • Antioxidant Rich

Found in:

  • Papaya

  • Raspberries

  • Grapefruit

  • Strawberries

Top Products with Folic Acid:


6. Probiotics

Why are Probiotics good for your skin?

If you’ve been keeping up with all the latest health food trends; blue green algae, tumeric, apple cider vinegar....the list goes on and on but one that has serious staying power is probiotics. From kimchi, kombucha to sake, probiotics are a great addition on any path to healthy, happy skin. This friendly bacteria develops when there are perfect conditions, and are also naturally occuring in your digestive tract and gut. Did you know that there is a connection between our GI tract and the health of our skin? When your gut isn’t functioning properly (absorbing nutrients, eliminating toxins) then your body is not able to fight off bad bacteria that can lead to inflammation. If clearer skin is on your 2018 goals, we’d recommend starting with your insides (your gut to be exact) to help set yourself up for a successful skin care journey.

Probiotic Skin Benefits:

  • Healthy Digestive Tract

  • Fights Inflammation

  • Promotes Good Gut Bacteria

Found in:

  • Sake

  • Kimchi

  • Kombucha

  • Miso

Top Products with Probiotics:

omega 3

7. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Why are Omega 3 Fatty Acids good for your skin?

Not all fats are created equal, but when it comes to Omega 3 Fatty Acids, we’re all about sprinkling these healthy fats in our diet (and our face). Stress and environmental pollutants can cause early signs of aging, leading to unwanted wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are an excellent way to combat wrinkles, both by ingesting and applying topically, because they are able to help fight inflammation. Did you know that Omega 3’s are also critical to your skin’s hydration? These healthy fats work behind-the-scenes to help lock in moisture so vulnerable skin doesn’t become overly dry leading to cracking or irritation.

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Skin Benefits:

  • UV Protection

  • Anti-Aging

  • Hydration

  • Moisturizing

Found in:

  • Chia

  • Flax Seeds

  • Walnuts

  • Tofu

Top Products with Omega 3 Fatty Acids:

Vegan Collage

8. Vegan Collagen

Why is Collagen good for your skin?

One of the major differences that sets our collagen apart from many beauty brands is that 100% PURE’s collagen is cruelty free and plant-derived. We’re able to harness the power of vegan collagen, such as kelp, seaweed and algae, to create natural skincare products. Conventional skincare brands often source their collagen from animal sources including bones, tendons, teeth or skin. There’s no need for animal cruelty when mother nature has already perfected it within plants. Seaweed and kelp are the ideal specimens when it comes to moisture retention, not to mention the abundance of natural minerals and vitamins they hold within.

Vegan Collagen Skin Benefits:

  • Skin Elasticity

  • Hydration

Found in:

  • Seaweed

  • Kelp

  • Alteromonas Ferment Extract

Top Products with Vegan Collagen:

hyaluronic acid

9. Hyaluronic Acid

Why is Hyaluronic Acid good for your skin?

Have you been on the Hyaluronic Acid train for a while or just learning about its amazing skin benefits? Either way, you’re going to want to make sure this hydration boosting ingredient is in your daily skin care routine. Toners might seem like an arbitrary or unnecessary skin care step, but we promise it’s for good reason. The Hyaluronic Acid within natural toners is there to help lock in much-needed moisture and hydration in your skin. While it is naturally occuring in the body, it tends to decline when we age so adding it into your routine will help boost collagen production when your natural HA is dwindling. Unlike some skincare ingredients, hyaluronic acid is able to penetrate our skin with ease which helps support your skin’s ability to soak in other hydrating and moisturizing ingredients.

Hyaluronic Acid Skin Benefits:

  • Moisture retention

  • Elasticity

  • Hydration

  • Moisturizing

Found in:

  • Soy

  • Potatoes

  • Citrus

  • Kale

Top Products with Hyaluronic Acid:


10. Flavonoids

Why are Flavonoids good for your skin?

Last but quite possibly our favorite skin benefiting highlight are flavonoids. We’re all about indulging our sweet tooth a little knowing there’s an added healthy bonus. Flavonoids are known to be rich in antioxidants, anti-carcinogenic properties as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. You can wear your dark chocolate and eat it, too because you’ll be able to reap the benefits of flavonoids topically as well as when you ingest them. Green tea, red wine and dark chocolate all fall under these antioxidant rich foods with skin protecting properties. Have you peeped at our natural makeup ingredient list? It’s loaded with vitamins for skin that not only smell or taste good, but are good for your skin.

Flavonoid Skin Benefits:

  • Antioxidant Rich

  • Anti-Carcinogenic

  • Anti-Inflammatory

Found in:

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Green Tea

  • Red Wine

  • Berries

Top Products with Probiotics:

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