In our latest blog series “Ingredients In Focus” we have collaborated with Rationale to bring to you all you’ll ever need to know about THE most important ingredients in skincare!
This week we focus on Vitamin B.
The skin's immune system plays a vital role in maintaining the skin's resilience. Upon exposure to temperature changes, trauma or toxins, the inflammatory pathways are initiated and trigger an onset of redness and inflammation. Many skin conditions can arise as a result of this—acne, hyperpigmentation, dermatitis and sensitivity to name some of the main culprits. B-Group Vitamins collectively contribute to the skin's essential barrier function, alleviating these skin reactions and enhancing cellular energy and communication.
Harnessed throughout The Resilience Collection, Vitamin B3 works to support the skin's immune system and aid in environmental defence against pollution and UV damage. Niacinamide is a potent anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and sensitivity while maintaining optimal hydration. While many understand the visible benefits of hydration, it is also particularly important for overall skin health, because keeping the skin hydrated enhances the ability of our cells to perform at their best.
In addition to hydration, filaggrin plays a vital role in the function of our skin's barrier by bringing together proteins to strengthen skin cells and the skin's barrier. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) stimulates the production of filaggrin, which is essential in maintaining Stratum Corneum hydration. With this, Vitamin B6 elevates skin clarity by balancing oil flow and soothing skin irritations.
The immune cells abundant within the skin need moisture to prevent cellular damage. Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) increases skin moisture levels and offers powerful anti-inflammatory properties to improve wound healing and encourage the growth of new cells. The development of new cells relies on healthy cell replication and repair of UV-induced DNA damage. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) is an essential Vitamin that enhances this repair process, while also being a potent antioxidant that encourages fibroblast activity to support collagen synthesis.
To enhance healthy cell replication, Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) diminishes dryness and congestion by downregulating inflammation and controlling the production of inflammatory enzymes, calming the skin.
Each of the B-Group Vitamins within the RATIONALE B-Group Vitamin Complex works synergistically to restore the skin's resilience. For skin types experiencing signs of irritation and redness, The Resilience Collection is designed to protect the skin's immune system and reduce signs of inflammation. For those experiencing breakouts, hyperpigmentation or dryness and dehydration, The Resilience Collection also enhances cellular replication to improve skin health.
#1 The Serum and #1 The Hydragel have been formulated for all skin types and conditions. For dry, dehydrated or sun-damaged skin, #1 The Crème will rehydrate and soften the skin's texture, while #1 The Mask is designed to be used as a weekly treatment to deepen the dose of your daily Resilience actives.