When it comes to effective, up-to-date skincare, it’s an arduous wade through micro-trends, brand saturation, skincare gimmicks and sensationalistic products designed to capitalize on novelty, rather than sustainable results. There’s so much to learn, and a huge part of that education is so we always know what products are worth our attention, and more importantly, what products aren’t an effective use of our time.
“Vitamin F” might currently be a word buzzing around the skincare community, and though it hasn’t had the mass rebranding opportunities that turned “retinol” into a household word, it’s an ingredient we can’t encourage you to try enough.
So, what is Vitamin F, anyway?
It is a robust combination of two essential fatty acids, Linoleic Acid (LA) and Linolenic Acid (ALA) that, when integrated into your wellness routine properly, provide a long and impressive list of benefits, such as anti-inflammation, anti-irritation, improved moisture retention, acne-combatting power and strong protection against environmental aggressors and chronic skin conditions, like psoriasis.
When our body ingests or absorbs vitamin F to its necessary quantity, it has been shown to have remarkable effects on the support of heart health, mental wellbeing, controlled blood sugar levels and overall anti-inflammation throughout the body, internally and externally.
Naturally occurring in select varieties of seeds, nuts, egg yolks and essential oils, skincare creators have finally tuned into the skin and body transforming magic of Vitamin F, making its topical application an innovation that cannot be ignored by scientists, nutritionists and skincare enthusiasts alike.
These natural fatty acids, or lipids, replenish our own epidermal lipid numbers responsible for protecting our skin with a strong, defensive barrier and heightened moisture retention. Because of its great hydration-holding power and ability to regulate and restore healthy cell function, it’s extremely protective against inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis and acne.
But maybe most remarkably, the ceramides produced by the topical application of Vitamin F create a nearly impenetrable barrier of tightly knit cells that effectively block the absorption and subsequent damage from environmental irritants, pollutants and harmful UV rays. This protection highly reduces the chance of cellular damage, the most common predecessor to pre-mature aging and other serious, and sometimes irreversible skin conditions.
And while Vitamin F beautifully retextures, tones, and deeply moisturizes, it also soothes incredibly and has no known or reported side effects. It’s truly the perfect go-to for people who want profoundly restorative, protective and all-in-one skincare.
C E Ferulic® is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that cause accelerated signs of aging. Increasing firmness and replenishing lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles, once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.
This soft, nourishing leave-in cream leaves your hair renourished, de-frizzed and revitalized. Enriched with jojoba oil, rapeseed oil and coconut oil for moisture, this treatment provides deep scalp protection and a striking natural shine. The inclusion of Vitamin F visibly increases health and radiance, improving hair texture and preventing further breakage.
This weightless, firming super-hydrator melts into skin leaving a fresh, velvety finish. Ceramides and squalene fortify the moisture barrier, while vitamin C brightens and protects against free radical damage. A non-irritating bio-available VITAMIN A helps kick-start collagen production and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This decadent eye cream is rich in Vitamin E, Phenols, carotenes and fatty acids, providing a specialized and targeted approach to mature skin. Using high-quality, organic ingredients, this formula provides deep hydration, reduced signs of aging, and the regulation of oil production. This nourishing, firming and smoothing cream is an absolute essential.
This pH formulated, fast-absorbing multi-vitamin moisturizer delivers its proprietary formula for both immediate and long-term skin benefits. Infusing the skin with vitamins and immediate hydration, its inclusions of Niacinamide helps to restore and strengthen the skin’s surface for a healthy glow and smooth, silky texture. Improve tone and firmness cumulatively with this non-irritating, non-sensitizing body lotion.