The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it absorbs every molecule that’s small enough to penetrate. It needs natural nutrients to keep its cells healthy, free of deficiencies, and full of vitality.
But while most people get most of the micronutrients they need from their diet, this gastrointestinal supply route does not provide optimal delivery to the skin, as it is the last organ to receive these nutrients. Because of this, the skin is a prime target for topical supplements and other products that deliver these nutrients directly to the skin (1-4).
Achieving optimal skin health involves using a combination of internal and external delivery systems for these essential nutrients. This is because the gastrointestinal system cannot efficiently deliver these nutrients to the skin, and the rate of skin cell turnover means that these micronutrients must be consistently delivered to skin tissues.
Topicals are a convenient and effective method for supplementing the skin with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other important nutrients. They work to improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity, and protect the skin from environmental damage.
The topical nutrient Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and protects the skin from sun damage. It also promotes collagen production and encourages the skin to repair itself.
Topical retinoids are another nutrient that works well to improve skin health and appearance, as they help normalize the skin’s cell cycle and accelerate cell turnover. They also brighten the skin, even out its tone, and reduce acne breakouts.