Nutritional Supplements: An Auden Guide To Inner Grooming
While nothing can replace a healthy and nutritious meal or a peaceful 7-8 hours’ sleep, in these hectic times, significant benefits can be derived from including nutritional supplements in your regime for an inside out job.
Nutritional supplements such as our Night Fortify and Day Defence provide a cocktail of superfoods and skin-friendly tinctures and are scientifically backed to establish a foundation for peak physical conditioning - including smoother, healthier skin Here’s the lowdown on some of the key vitamin and mineral components and how they perform.
The famous five in most multivitamins
Purpose: Works from the inside and nourishes all layers of the skin to support cell renewal, smooth appearance of fine lines and maintain skin health.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Purpose: In topical skincare, vitamin C is revered for its skin-supporting properties with formulas recommended to brighten, lighten and smooth. The inherent qualities of an ingested vitamin C capsule offers notable support to our skin, not only brightening dull-looking skin, protecting cells from oxidative stress but supporting collagen formation and normal blood vessel health.
Purpose: vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is necessary for the proper function of our hair, skin, bone and muscle health. Clinically, decreased vitamin D levels have been associated with dry skin, delayed wound healing, psoriasis, and hair loss.
Purpose: Vitamin E is the name given to [a] family of oil-soluble antioxidants, it's an all-around "workhorse of a vitamin, which fights off free radicals on the skin which are a result of daily environmental stressors like unprotected sun exposure and air pollution. In fighting off free radicals, vitamin E helps protect the skin from damage, maintaining healthy skin, eyes and immune system.
The Essential B vitamins
Eight in total:B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenate), biotin, B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin).
Purpose: The eight B vitamins are necessary for nearly every process within the body. They help turn food into energy and affect the health of our nervous system, metabolism, organs, muscles, skin, and hair. They’re also essential for cell growth, development, and overall functioning. As such, they offer serious benefits to skin health, since our skin is constantly regenerating.