Description and Applications: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that the body doesn't store it and must acquire it from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. It is needed to make collagen, as well as healing wounds, repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals, substances that damage DNA. The build-up of free radicals over time may contribute to the aging process. It is used in cosmetics and skin care to reduce erythema from overexposure to the sun.
Description: Vitamin B5 is part of the B group vitamins and classified as a water-soluble vitamin. This nutrient can be manufactured in the body by the intestinal flora. Vitamin B5 has been used for years in hair care products because it functions as a humectant that increases the water content of hair and improves its elasticity. Vitamin B5 is inactive but is readily converted to pantothenic acid in the skin. It then is incorporated as an important component in the energy cycle of the cell. Vitamin B5 can also attract water into the upper layer of the skin and is thus effective as a moisturizer and softener. Moreover, it can promote epithelization thereby ...
Description: Panthenol is an additive that no hair care/skin care product should be without. It's strengthening properties are well-known and widely used in professional hair care formulations where it also provides lustre to the hair when used at 2.0 %. Also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties for professional skin care formulations where it also acts as a powerful redness reducer when used at only 1.0 %.
Description: Retinyl (alt. "Retinol") palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and palmitic acid. Retinyl palmitate is approved by the FDA as a food additive, as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, and a prescription drug. Retinyl palmitate has been shown in UVB exposure studies to offer sun protection all by itself, and it is a potent antioxidant and skin-cell regulator.
Description: Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2 is an easily absorbed colored micronutrient with a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals. Riboflavin is yellow or yellow-orange in color and in addition to being used as a food coloring, it is also used to fortify some foods. It is used in baby foods, breakfast cereals, pastas, sauces, processed cheese, fruit drinks, vitamin-enriched milk products, and some energy drinks.
Description: Vitamin D has become increasingly popular over the years due to the continued discovery of its benefits and uses. However, not all quality of Vitamin D ingredients is the same. Our original manufacturer of Vitamin D3 ingredient starts from the very beginning: wool grease. Utilizing a patented photosynthesis manufacturing process, vitamin D3 is produced naturally from lanolin cholesterol.
Description: Inositol, unofficially referred to as "vitamin B 8," is present in all animal tissues, with the highest levels in the heart and brain. It is part of the membranes (outer coverings) of all cells, and plays a role in helping the liver process fats as well as contributing to the function of muscles and nerves. Inositol is not known to be an essential nutrient. However, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, cantaloupe, and citrus fruits supply a substance called phytic acid (inositol hexaphosphate, or IP6), which releases inositol when acted on by bacteria in the digestive tract.
Description: Vitamin E Acetate is the stable form of Vitamin E most often used in cosmetic formulations for its skin care benefits. Vitamin E protects cell membranes from damage by oxygen free radicals. It can prevent premature aging of the skin induced by UV irradiation and lipid peroxidation. Tocopheryl acetate is bio converted to its biologically active form, vitamin E, within the skin when applied topically. Studies show that topical use of tocopherol and alpha tocopheryl acetate are more effective than dietary supplementation in increasing the vitamin E content of the skin. Supported by numerous studies over the past few years, Vitamin E Acetate has ...
Description: Ascorbyl Palmitate is a compound composed of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and palmitic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. Vitamin C, one of the most potent dietary antioxidants, provides optimal nutritional support to all physiological functions, including, notably, vascular and capillary integrity in support of the circulatory system. Ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble antioxidant also used to increase the shelf life of vegetable oils and potato chips. The roles of vitamin C in promoting collagen synthesis and as an antioxidant have generated interest in its use on the skin. Ascorbyl palmitate is frequently used in topical preparations because it ...
Description: Vitamin K1 is a fatty soluble vitamin synthesized by plants found mainly in green leafy vegetables, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but can be found in other cereals too. Two vitamins make up Vitamin K (K1 and K2). K1 is mainly used in the United States because is less toxic, faster, stronger and works better in many conditions.