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Vitamins 101

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Vitamins 101
Vitamins 101

by Kathleen Morrison, Lead Writer

May 20th, 2019

Vitamins are substances your body needs to typically. Certain vitamins can be refined and applied topically to boost skin radiance, thicken and smooth skin, and prevent or reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Apostrophe's very own Tretinoin Formula uses niacinamide and tretinoin, two vitamins that can smooth the skin and upgrade your glow. Read on to learn more!


Niacinamide - A form of vitamin B3 found in food and used as a dietary supplement and medication. It’s topical form and skin texture, and increases moisture within the skin by improving water retention.

Retinoid – Topical retinoids are creams, lotions and gels containing medicine derived from These compounds result in smoother, plumper, and more radiant skin and are often found in anti-aging skincare products. Many creams containing the related compounds retinol and retinaldehyde can be obtained over the counter at pharmacies and supermarkets.

Tretinoin - Commonly known by its brand name Retin-A, is a powerful vitamin A derivative that can treat acne and improve fine lines and wrinkles. By prescription only. Common side effects are irritation, redness, and peeling.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) or vitamin C, is an antioxidant which, when manufactured into a stable topical formulation, is proven to be effective in protecting against photoaging of the skin. It is available in serums, liquids, creams, and even powder. It is important to note that if the vitamin C is not stable, it will oxidize in solution and may contribute to blackheads.

Vitamin E – People often hail vitamin E as a skincare cure-all, effective against scarring, dry skin, eczema, acne, sunburn, anything you can think of! While this isn’t necessarily the case, research has shown that vitamin E has that can combat free radicals. However, the science is still out on just how effective vitamin E is at improving overall skin condition and scarring.

Vitamins can do your skin good. Keep an eye out for these ingredients on bottle labels to give skin a radiance boost!

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

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