The skin’s ability to absorb products

As there are many theories on this topic, this article will attempt to rectify some myths and share the outcome of much research. Readers should not be daunted by fancy names like “nanotechnology” and “microspheres” merely indicating to what extent a product is being delivered to the skin, the tinier the molecules, the greater absorption.

Firstly the skin is the largest organ of the body with a prime function of protection so it is logical that it acts as barrier against a potential harmful exterior.

Cosmetic manufacturers spend millions in assuring consumers that their products have high rates of success, this not always the case. Without being boringly technical often asked questions regarding inclusions will be briefly discussed.

It must be remembered that each person is akin to being an individual ecosystem. The manner in which the skin has been treated over time will indicate how vulnerable it will be to the extent of substances applied to it.

Frequently discussed are the role of vitamins in cosmetics and those relevant to one’s skin are mentioned below. However It must be stressed that vitamins and minerals supplied by the foodstuffs ingested are essential to a healthy body and a well balanced diet is a priority.

VITAMIN A also known as RETINOL is essential for the regeneration of epithelial cells as it stimulates the production of fibroblasts which keep the skin firm strengthening the outer skin layer. It plays a role in collagen production and moisture levels benefit and in some cases the intake may reverse some UV related pigmentation.

This vitamin has to be introduced with low levels progressing to higher levels in order for the skin to adapt to prevent unpleasant flare-ups.

VITAMIN C is often hailed as the solution for anti-aging but it cannot be stored in the body, neither does it penetrate skin easily as it degrades on exposure to oxygen and having a pH of 3 is too acidic for skin. This vitamin can assist in boosting the system’s natural collagen.

Dosage recommended is not always consistent but the intake of 1000 milligrams per day is acceptable.

VITAMIN D is commonly known as the sunshine vitamin and in a sunny country such as ours deficiency is not common.

When skin is exposed to the UVB rays of sunlight, a complex reaction commences thereby producing vitamin D.

Some factors have a negative effect such as cold, less sunny climates, darker skins as melanin plays a role and when overweight ` fat absorbs the vitamin.

VITAMIN E is fat soluble, absorbed via the skin’s sebum and is packed with anti-oxidants and prevents Ultra Violet free radical damage. This Vitamin plays a role in skin regeneration and assists moisture retention. Sufferers of eczema having the disadvantage of cells being incapable of retaining sufficient water should obtain positive results.

Application of Vitamin E oil in capsule form directly onto skin gives favourable results.

MatsiMela’s new skin care range is free from mineral oil based ingredients, alcohol & parabens. The products contain no harmful ingredients, are cruelty free & all fragrances are FDA approved.

The range is produced locally with a combination of the best ingredients sourced from International locations combined with South African ingredients, to create unique formulations.

The care of skin is a highly specialized science, which goes beyond understanding just ingredients.

MatsiMela’s facial range was co-formulated with wellness experts who specialize in understanding the intricacies of skin as well as of human biology. The resulting unique MatsiMela skin care range offers a solution to women using natural, organic ingredients in precision quantities to offer a complete skincare solution.

We have thus been able to create an exceptional skin care offering, that offers clients a select range of innovative and highly effective products in a very considered range.

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