Not since the fat-free fad that swept much of the world in the decades following the 1970s has society been so focused on what we should and shouldn’t eat. With one look at any magazine, newspaper or lifestyle website, you are likely to encounter a myriad of articles mentioning anything from vegan, to raw, to paleo and gluten-free diets.
We wanted to take the same holistic approach to eating well for your skin, allowing you to find the right superfood to complement your own skincare products. Here are some of the key nutrients to include and the foods where you can find them.
What’s it good for? Excellent for skin repair, vitamin A is a key ingredient in a healthy skin diet.
Where you can find it in food? Carrots, eggs, orange, low-fat dairy.
The science? Vitamin A helps to target the effects of photoageing, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Where you can find it in skincare? Vitamin A features in our Ultra A range in the form of Retinol.
Which Ultraceuticals treatment product is your favourite? Our Global Training Manager Tracey Beeby loves Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum Concentrate. This power serum plumps the skin to dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Containing the highest level of our exclusive Ultra-Reti™ long-life pure retinol (Vitamin A) microparticles for your best ever skin. Suitable only for skin pre-conditioned with Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum. #Ultraceuticals #Cosmeceutical #Skincare #CrueltyFree #RealSkincareRealResults
What’s it good for? Skin health, collagen and elastin production.
Where can you find it in food? Oranges, strawberries, citrus, kiwi, leafy greens.
The science? A key ingredient in fighting the visible signs of extrinsic ageing, vitamin C is a crucial element in any skincare routine. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, both vital in supporting our skin’s plumpness and elasticity, not to mention that it also helps to fight free radicals. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that women who had a higher vitamin C intake tended to have a less-wrinkled appearance.
Where can you find it in skincare? Our Ultra C range contains high percentages of pure vitamin C for an effective, potent solution.
Essential Fatty Acids
What’s it good for? Skin nourishment and avoiding dryness.
Where can you find it in food? Nuts, salmon, canola and olive oil.
The science? Essential Fatty Acids such as omega-3s and omega-6s can help to support the skin’s natural oil barrier. This ensures that your skin remains nourished and moisturised, avoiding dryness. Dehydration can also lead to poor skin texture and enhance the appearance of fine lines.
Where can you find it in skincare? You can reinforce your skin’s lipid barrier with help from the Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, containing Provitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid to help restore moisture.
Tired, stressed or extremely dehydrated skin? Unlock the power of our unique Vitamin B2 technology for the ultimate hydration boost. This moisture enhancing oil-free serum works to restore vital moisture balance, provide long-lasting hydration and give the skin a supple,more youthful appearance. To find out more head to our website. #Ultraceuticals #Cosmeceutical #Skincare #Hydration #TheUltimateHydrationBoost
What is it good for? Protects against free radicals, helps to repair skin.
Where you can find it in food? Almonds, sunflower seeds, seeds, spinach, wheat germ products, asparagus, olives, vegetable oils.
The science? This fat-soluble vitamin is an antioxidant that can help to protect skin cells from the adverse effects of free radicals, as well as potentially addressing sun damage.
Where can you find it in skincare? Vitamin E is found in our Ultra Moisturiser Cream, alongside Linolenic Acid, Ceramide-3 and Linoleic Acid for smooth, hydrated skin.
The last on our list isn’t a food product, but it is an essential component in a healthy eating plan for your skin. Make sure you replace any fluids lost, especially during summer, when you may perspire more. You can find out more about hydration and skin health by reading our blog post here.