Top Vitamins to feed your skin

Though Vitamins are essential in our diet, they are equally important for our skin too. This article will give you an idea of top vitamins for your skin and why they are important. I have also shared some of my favourite skincare products that are rich in these vitamins.

Top Vitamins to feed your skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Vitamin A

Retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A and can help reversing signs of ageing like erasing wrinkles and treating acne. Fruits and vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, and peaches, and other dark fruits and veggies like beets and spinach are really good source of Vit A. For external applications, Retinol serums and creams are easily available. My favourites include:

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Range - Ms Tantrum Blog
Skin Vitamins - Skin Laundry night renew treatment, la roche posay redermic R, Drunk Elephant b-hydra serum, 001 Alpha glow facial, Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, Medik8 Oil, Medik8 serum, The Ordinary Serum, Deciem, Murad skincare multi vitamin infusion oil

Vitamin B

B Vitamins are called skin boosters. You can also get plenty of this vitamin from whole grains, avocado, and chicken. Out of all Vitamin Bs (B1, B2, B3, B5, B12), B3 and B5 are very important.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is also known as niacin, and it can be found in many foods, both animal, and plant. You’ll often found a derivative of this vitamin called niacinamide in many beauty products and the vitamin B3 can significantly reduce the appearance of aged skin. It helps in reducing redness and acne on skin.

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Some of my favourite products in this category are:

Vitamins for healthy skin, Dr. Sheths skincare, multitasking cream,  repair cream, The hero project Vit C-30, Basic brightening youth glotion, Sunday Riley C.E.O. rapid flash brightening serum, Rosehip+ oil, Merumaya Retinol resurfacing serum

Vitamin B5

Coming to Vitamin B5, it prevents skin water loss and improves skin barrier functioning. Skincare formulations containing this vitamin provide some of the best skin hydration out there. Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra Intensive hydration Serum contains pineapple ceramide and pro-vitamin B5 (brings dull and dry skin back to life).

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 (with multi-weight Hyaluronic acid) is a deeply hydrating, crystal-clear serum that sinks in quickly to flood the skin with moisture.

Vitamin B also serves as an effective skin lightening agent. With regular usage you can see your hyperpigmentation decreasing. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is also a well-known antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage. You’ll get plenty of vitamin C if you eat citrus fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, and many other greens. The reason why vitamin C is important for your skin is that it helps create collagen, a type of connective tissue that keeps our skin firm. It helps to heal damaged skin and, in some cases, reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Adequate vitamin C intake can also help repair and prevent dry skin. My favourite Vitamin C formulations are:

  • Skinceuticals CE Ferulic (powerful antioxidant that delivers 8x environmental protection, helps prevent free radical damage and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness. Great for normal, dry and sensitive skin types ).
  • Skinceuticals Phloretin CF ( helps prevent free radical damage, diminishes the appearance of discolouration and improves skin tone and texture. Great for Oily, combination and normal skin types ).
  • Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (evens out and brightens skin, reduces pore-size, improves appearance of hyperpigmentation and tackles signs of ageing).
  • The Hero Project’s Vit C-30 Ultra Brightening Serum that has 30% Ethylated Ascorbic Acid (helps in restoring clarity, providing evenness and ultra brightness and acting as powerful antioxidant).
  • Medik8 Glow Oil (silky, dry-touch facial oil infused with high-performance vitamin C that rapidly restores radiance while maintaining hydration within the skin ).

Vitamin D

Vitamin D often known as ‘sunshine Vitamin’ is scarce in Northern countries. Our skin can synthesize vitamin D from sunlight. You can take vitamin D supplements to ensure you are taking enough Vit D. Natural sources of vitamin D are mushrooms, fish, and eggs. Zelens Power D Treatment Drops is a high potency, anti-ageing formula rich in Provitamin D and bio-mimetic lipids similar to those found naturally in the skin.

Vitamin E

Like Vitamin C, Vit. E is an antioxidant too. Its main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun when applied to the skin. This can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles. Vitamin E is an excellent moisturiser that can prevent the signs of premature ageing. Nuts and Seeds like Almonds, Sunflower seeds are rich source of Vitamin E. Dr Sheth’s Antioxidant repair Cream (4% Vitamin E – highest dose in Indian market) provides ample hydration to repair the skin making it plump and supple.

Vitamin K

Leafy greens are the best natural source of vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting. When it comes to skin, a topical application of vitamin K cream can help minimize spider veins, bruising, scars and stretch marks. Vitamin K works on the capillaries in the skin under the eye area and helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness while Increased collagen production from your other vitamins will help to reinforce and thicken the thin skin around the eyes. Peter Thomas Roth’s Power K Eye Rescue eye treatment for dark circles & fine lines is a fab choice for tackling puffiness, wrinkles & discoloration.

Multi-purpose products:

  • Multi Vitamin Infusion Oil from Murad Skincare has 6 key vitamins , A through F, that synergistically target signs of ageing, boost hydration, brighten skin and defend from free radicals for a more youthful looking complexion.
  • Rosehip+ Cold pressed Organic Rosehip Oil has Vitamin A, C & E along with 80% Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9, Antioxidants Lycopene and Beta-Carotene. The oil reduces the appearance of stretchmarks and scars, maintains skin’s hydration and improves appearance of dry and sensitive skin, minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes skin’s elasticity and texture.
  • Dr. Sheth’s Multitasking Miracle Cream is a multi-tasking cream with niacinamide along with Lipopeptides that does it all – great for busy people.
  • It can be applied for inflammation, acne, dryness or aging. It also helps to remove daily tans and damage while repairing and hydrating the skin.
  • 001 Alpha-Glow Flash Facial combines 9 star actives including Vitamin A, C & E for natural ageing concerns like loss of moisture, collagen depletion, melanin irregularities and inflamation.

Tip: Using topical products that contain both vitamin E and vitamin C can be more effective in photo-protection ( biochemical process that helps organisms cope with molecular damage caused by sunlight) than those that contain only one of the two.

Hope this post serves as a guide to vitamins for your skin and you like my skincare recommendations.

Until next time

Ashh xo

*Some of the products featured in this post were very kindly sent to me for testing purposes/part of PR. Opinions are my own.


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  1. Very detailed post about Vitamins importance for our skin. I would like to try Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Youth Glotion and see its result.

  2. My bad, when it came to skin I just thought that Vitamin E, K mattered. Though B complex and C mattered for the overall body. Thanks for these suggestions of the products too Akanksha, makes it easier for someone like me to choose from the suggestions.

  3. Sarah T says:

    Wow that was indeed an informative read and I feel so enlightened about the connect between the vitamins and skin.
    Thank you for showering me with such insights.

  4. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    I take vitamin A everyday!! And Vitamin B is so good as well!

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  5. Great post and so many fabulous options! I could use so many of these products! Interested to try Dr Sheth’s Multi Masking Miracle Cream.

  6. I loved this article and the best thing about skincare is that u get some of your vitamins in your skincare suggestions ..vit d is something i need to increase

  7. This is a very helpful post to take better care of skin.I use alternately VIT E and vit c creams. Going to try the multitasking miracle serum.

  8. This is really informative. I wasn’t aware that we do need all these vitamins for healthy skin or body.. I only take vitamin E supplements .. Thanks for sharing this info with us..

  9. I wud like to try Multi Vitamin Infusion Oil. glad to hear that it has 6 vitamins which gives healthy and youthful skin.

  10. That’s very informative read. Never know that vitamins is so beneficial for our skincare regime. I’ve only tried vitamin E and heard about vitamin C. I would love to incorporate the fruits rich in vitamins.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing the details about all the vitamins. I loved this article and would like to try Dr. Sheth’s Multitasking Miracle Cream.

  12. McKenn says:

    These all sound amazing! I’ll have to give them a try 🙂

  13. Brilliant list, Ash and good to know I am already using most in this list!

  14. Courtney Byers says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I really am trying to to take better care of my skin.

  15. I always hear about vitamin treatments for skin and you make it sound so worth trying!

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