You have our attention Retinol! You have our attention UVA! Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare Range – we have some amazing news! Read on….
Who watched the BBC’s “The Truth about Looking Good?” Quite remarkable outcomes and some already known facts about sun damage & its contribution towards accelerated ageing. Sun exposure, according to Professor Chris Griffiths at Salford Royal Hospital, is the key cause of wrinkles. UVA being the main one ….. even penetrating glass! Sun exposure is responsible for most clinical features we can see in sun ageing. In order of 75%!
So we all sort of knew this anyway – right? Maybe not such a high percentage I must admit.
Let’s look how we can prevent ageing and help already damaged skin. The take home message of this programme was to protect your skin from UVA (see Blog on L- Carnosine) and use Vitamin A Retinol as part of your anti ageing regime and to treat already damaged skin.
Looking at Vitamin A first – Retinol – what is it and where can we find it? Then I’m going to list the Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell Products that have Organic Vitamin A Beta-Carotene added (along with Light filtering protection too in some)
This is exactly what my friends have been asking for since watching the programme. I was very smug in saying
” You are ahead of the game you are using this anyway with Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell – why do you think you look so amazing & nowhere near your age!”
Retinol is in the Vitamin A family – Retinol, retinal, and
four carotenoids including beta carotene .
Vitamin A is needed for eye sight, maintenance of the skin & human development. It is converted in the body to retinal & retinoid acid through which it acts. Dietary sources include fish, dairy products & meat – Liver, orange, ripe yellow fruits, leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkin, squash, spinach, fish, soy milk, milk.
Retinol was discovered in 1909, isolated in 1931, and first made in 1947.
Dermatologists consider retinol the holy grail of non invasive wrinkle-prevention. When applied topically, this vitamin A derivative stimulates collagen production and cell turnover, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens out complexion, and unclogs pores. It’s effective in reversing sun damage, fighting acne, reducing wrinkles, and shrinking pores. It’s just as effective for men as it is for women, even though, like most skincare products, it’s mostly marketed to women.
Natural Alternatives to Retinol
Carotenoids are an excellent organic alternative that our bodies naturally convert to usable retinoids. They occur naturally in a number of soothing, gentle ingredients that won’t cause more problems for your skin later on.
Retinoids are either synthetically prepared or are found in animal sources such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy. This can make them more irritating. Carotenoids, like beta-carotene, are a safer alternative sourced from plants. Carotenoids are naturally converted to retinoids in our own skin, making them much more gentle than synthetic retinoids or retinoids that have been metabolized to retinol by its animal source.
In simple terms, there are three options for vitamin A in skincare. You can get retinoids harvested from animals that have already metabolized the vitamin, you can use synthetic copies of converted retinoids, or you can opt for gentle carotenoids that your body can easily convert itself into usable retinoids. Offering similar results, without the nasty side effects, and are a much better way to vitamin A!
Heaven Skincare – A Natural Organic Source for Vitamin A
The Heaven Skincare range of organic products have a natural source of vitamin A in the form of Beta-Carotene. Beta-Carotene is found in many of our much loved products – any wonder you all look so great.
So to start off with, a good Skincare routine looks like ( after exfoliating of course) SOS Oil Serum with Vitamin A & E (or any of the other oils they all contain Beta Carotene – intact Clarifying Oil has Vitamin A&C too). Divine Cream is a great Collagen booster day and night cream & is enriched with Vitamin A, B & E. For your eyes Heaven Skincare Heavenly Eyes Have Vitamin A, E & super potent Hyaluronic acid for that extra anti ageing . All of the Bee Venom Masks contain Vitamin E & Beta Carotene – so there you go – we have been shouting about how wonderful an anti ageing product the Bee Venom Mask is for quite some time now.
If you haven’t tried these products then now is the time to try something new. What’s the worst that could happen? Beautiful Skin? Visit or site at www.skincareorganics.co.uk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries