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The best Vitamins for healthy hair and skin

The best Vitamins for healthy hair and skin

Despite it officially being World Health Day today, health and well-being is something we should all prioritise every day of the year, particularly given the current global situation. Vitamins are an essential when it comes to keeping our organs healthy and running. This includes the biggest organ in the body, the skin. A lack of the right vitamins can lead to an imbalance, causing problems to arise in the skin, hair or nails. We’ve summed up the best vitamins for your hair and skin and picked out some of our favourite products that will keep you topped up with the good stuff.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins when it comes to the skin being found in both the outer and inner layers of the epidermis (skin layers). It is the superhero of all skin vitamins, containing antioxidants that help fight cancer, collagen to keep the skin looking plump and youthful and helping protect against damage as well as reducing any existing damage and reducing wrinkles.

Vitamin C also contributes to the maintenance of healthy hair. The antioxidant ingredients also support against free radical damage which can stop hair growth and cause ageing. It also helps the body absorb Iron, another important vitamin for hair growth.

Vitamin D

Known as the sun vitamin, it’s no surprise that those of us that live in colder countries often don’t get as much Vitamin D as we should which can lead to hair loss and dull looking skin. Vitamin D has been linked to follicle growth in the hair as well as a brighter, more even looking complexion.

Vitamin E

Even though we usually don’t get enough Vitamin D from the levels of sunlight in the UK, the sun can be deceiving and still cause damage on even the dullest looking days. Vitamin E primarily helps prevent against this by absorbing harmful UV rays, helping to prevent premature ageing and dark spots. Our skin’s natural source of Vitamin A usually comes from the sebum our pores produce, meaning those with dry skin may need to top up on this one.

Vitamin E’s protective properties also apply to the hair and can help prevent hair loss and keep it shiny and full.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, often found in Retinol products, is the powerhouse of anti-ageing Vitamins. It’s cell-renewal properties mean it is one of the best ways to reduce wrinkles, damaged skin and even acne as well as helping regulate sebum production.

Vitamin B3

Also known as niacinamide, Vitamin B3 helps to reduce signs of ageing and keep the skin looking young and bright. It contributes to the production of red blood cells to carry oxygen to the skin and hair.

Zinc

Helping to repair damage and aid growth, Zinc keeps hair looking full. It also regulates oil production on the skin, helping with concerns such as acne and oily skin.

Our top 10 Vitamin packed products:

  1. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 30ml
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    The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 30ml

    Formulated with 23% pure Vitamin C the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres by the Ordinary are a concentrated way to get your dose of this skin saving vitamin. Apply a small amount to the face daily for a brighter complexion.

    Contains: Vitamin C

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  2. Philip Kingsley PK4 Soya Protein Boost x 120
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    Philip Kingsley PK4 Soya Protein Boost x 120

    Formulated with Soya Protein and Amino Acids, the Philip Kingsley PK4 supplements help build up Keratin, an essential protein for hair growth.

    Contains: Soya Protein.

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  3. The INKEY List Niacinamide
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    The INKEY List Niacinamide

    The Niacinimide concentrated Serum from The Inkey list helps regulate and balance sebum levels to keep skin, matte, clear and prevent congestion. The 1% Hyaluronic Acid in the formula prevents skin from drying out and stay plump and healthy.

    Contains: Vitamin B3

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  4. Perricone MD Omega Supplements (270 Capsules)
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    Perricone MD Omega Supplements (270 Capsules)

    Healthy skin comes from overall health and Omega 3 is essential to maintaining a healthy mind and body. These supplements by Perricone help maintain cardiovascular health, hydration and have anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin calm and clear.

    Contains: Omega 3

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  5. Hairburst His & Hers Hair Vitamin Bundle (Worth £49.98)
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    Hairburst His & Hers Hair Vitamin Bundle (Worth £49.98)

    Containing Vitamins C, E, B, D and Zinc, the Hairburst Vitamins are everything your hair needs for optimum growth, shine and body. The ingredients also help protect against damage and promote cell renewal for faster hair growth.

    Contains: Vitamins C, E, B, D & Zinc

     

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  6. La Roche-Posay Retinol 0.3% + Vitamin B3 Serum 30ml
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    La Roche-Posay Retinol 0.3% + Vitamin B3 Serum 30ml

    The 0.3% retinol in this Serum, although it may sound small, packs a punch against signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cell turn over, whilst the B3 keeps the skin hydrated and smooth.

    Contains Vitamins: A & B3

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  7. St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Face Serum 50ml
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    St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Face Serum 50ml

    Enriched with Vitamin C alongside Hyaluronic Acid and Green Mandarin, the St. Tropez Vitamins Face Serum is the nourishing way to make your skin look glowing with a touch of tan. The natural ingredients give the skin a bronzed look, allowing you to get the glow without any sun damage.

    Contains Vitamins: C

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  8. Imedeen Hair and Nail (60 Tablets)
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    Imedeen Hair and Nail (60 Tablets)

    Just as it says on the box, these Hair and Nail Tablets by Imedeen help keep hair shiny and full and Nails long and strong. The Zinc helps protect against damage, whilst B Vitamins enable red blood cells to carry oxygen needed for growth and repair.

    Contains Vitamins: B & Zinc

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  9. Caudalie Vinexpert Nutritional Supplements (30 Capsules)
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    Caudalie Vinexpert Nutritional Supplements (30 Capsules)

    Designed to leave skin feeling firmer and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, the Caudalie Vinexpert Nutritional Supplements contain anti-oxidants to protect against free radicals and prevent damage. The Formula uses oils such as Borage oil to improve the skins elasticity to create a more youthful complexion.

    Contains: Borage Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Resveratrol Oil

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