Different Types of Vitamins for the Skin

There are so many different types of vitamins that contribute greatly to your skin! I wanted to break down a few of the different types and their chemical name (name written on the ingredients) so you all know what to look for and how it can benefit your skin. 

Vitamin  Chemical Name Function
Vitamin A  Retinol Antioxidant. Known to help with anti-aging, firms skin, reduce fine line and wrinkles. You can also get prescription-strength retinoid from your doctor that can be used to treat acne however it can cause skin irritation if used frequently. 
Vitamin B3 Niacin, Niacinamide Anti-Oxidant and Skin-Brightening. It helps with anti-aging. Strengthens skin barrier functions which helps your skin retain moisture while also keeping pollution and dirt out.
Vitamin B5
Pantothenic acid, Panthenol
Moisturizing. Help prevent moisture loss in the skin, extremely hydrating. Healing and soothing for your hair and skin. It can be used to treat dry scalp and skin.
Vitamin C

Ascorbic Acid

Derivative Forms:

Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)

Anti-oxidant. It helps the skin from damages caused by the sun and pollution. It helps with skin hyperpigmentation and helps promote collagen production. 
Vitamin D


Improves acne conditions, stimulates cellular growth within the skin.
Vitamin E
Tocopherol, Tocopheryl acetate
Anti-oxidant. It helps heal skin and reduce the appearance of scars. Moisturizes skin well.
Vitamin K1
It helps with healing wounds and bruises. It may help reduce the appearance of dark circles
Vitamin K2
Supports collagen productions and elastin levels.

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