Hero of the Month – Vitamin A

Hero of the Month – Vitamin A


Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports the health of the skin. Retinoids and Carotenoids are 2 types of Vitamin A that are converted to retinol by the liver. While there, it’s transported to cells throughout the body.

Did you know our skin is a retinoid-responsive organ and is therefore able to readily absorb vitamin A when applied topically?

As retinol stimulates production of new skin cells, our skin can become rather dry without it. Vitamin A also helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts, supports the skin’s immune system and it promotes natural moisturising – which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow.

Skincare products with Vitamin A in it assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin. Vitamin A is and ingredient with the most evidence that proves its effectiveness in skincare.

Here are some products we love that contains Vitamin A as a product ingredient:


Touted as the gentler, natural alternative to retinol, with similar benefits as retinol but without the irritation that sometimes comes along with that ingredient. The AnteAGE MD system contains Bakuchiol and is a powerful healing formula.

Ultraceuticals Ultra A

The Ultra A perfecting serum contains Retinol (pure Vitamin A) and visibly plumps and refine skin texture to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Deciem The Ordinary

The Ordinary products are a great entry level product that contains pure retinol and is non-irritating. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, and general skin aging.

Dermocosmetica Retriderm

Fight the visible signs of ageing and sun-damage with Retriderm, a skincare formula that delivers retinol in an oil-free, protein-rich serum.