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Why 'co-working' vitamins give the best natural skin care results

29 April 2021

Simplicité products are packed with particularly effective versions of vitamins A,B,C,D and E.

These vitamins are found in 16 particular medicinal grade plant extracts used throughout our range.

The vitamins in our products are so effective because they

  1. are part of the whole plant, not an isolated synthetic
  2. each work in synergy with many other nutrients. 

Another word for synergy is co-working.

When these vitamins are 'co-working' their combined power is far greater than what one or a couple can achieve.

'Co-working' vitamins give the best skin results

This co-working - working in synergy - is the only realistic way that vitamins in skin care can be true skin transformers.

That's why our products with co-working collections of vitamins will easily  restore luminosity, brightness, and even out skin tone.

Nutrient co-working = a full range of nourishing elements in one product

Just as we don’t extract and eat just one vitamin from an apple - we eat the whole apple.

Nor do we extract and eat just one active ingredient from broccoli. We eat the whole plant.

For skin as for diet

It needs to be the same for our skin.

The only effective 'skin vitamins' that will improve skin and help it resist ageing are nourishing, active vitamins that are part of whole plants used in product formulations.

25,000 plant nutrients that help skin

The best source of skin care nutrients is extracted from plants because plants contain numerous compounds that have “nutritive, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties” that “simultaneously act on different molecular targets in the body”.[i]

Apart from the vitamins and minerals found in plants, scientists have identified over 25000 biologically active plant nutrient components[ii], usually referred to as phytonutrients.

Just a few examples of these phytonutrients are:

  • lycopene - a carotenoid found in rosehips and beetroot that functions as an antioxidant
  • anthocyanins - bioflavonoids found in adzuki beans and beetroot
  • pterostilbene - related to resveratrol and found in almonds and olive leaves.

Combined nutrients give real skin results

Broad spectrum nutrients in completely natural plant form decrease abnormal cell behaviour when nutrients are combined, rather than just one class of nutrient taken.

Scientific studies have shown that it is:

“carefully selected combinations of natural, plant-derived bioactive compounds and micronutrients that improve skin regeneration and skin elasticity.”[iii]

These combinations of nutrients enhance collagen, boost antioxidant defence and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because they work synergistically.

This means that the interaction of each element produces a greater effect than if each individual element was used in isolation.[iv]

Our vitamin skin transformers

Most products in the Simplicité range incorporate in their ingredient lists some combination of the 16 particular medicinal grade plant extracts that contain vitamins A,B,C,D and E.

That means you only need to use the most basic Simplicité daily skin routine to be 'feeding' your skin many multiples of vitamins and nutrients.

Even our gentle cleansers are formulated using a synergistic combination of nutrients.

If you are not sure which product is best for you, you can take our Skin Type Test. If you have a particular skin condition you need help with, you can take a look at the information on our ‘Skin Concerns’ page or contact us so we can help you in finding the perfect product for your skin. 

Here are some of our plant extracts with their particular benefits and mixes of natural vitamins A,B,C,D and E.

Wheatgerm

  • softens skin
  • balances moisture
  • improves circulation
  • source of vitamin B, D, E and squalene

Rice Bran

  • contains essential skin building nutrients and anti-aging antioxidants
  • source of vitamins B D, E and squalene.

Apricot Kernel

  • contains essential nutrients to encourage sustained hydration and antioxidant activity
  • supports elasticity
  • source of vitamin E

Sesame

  • is rich in nourishing elements
  • enhances deep moisture reserves
  • reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • medicinal grade sesame contains a plant compound called Pinoresinol that helps reverse sun damage
  • source of vitamins B and E

Linseed

  • repairs skin damage
  • reduces inflammation
  • source of vitamin B

Hazelnut

  • nutrient content reverses sun damage
  • minimises signs of early ageing
  • source of vitamin B

Macadamia

  • contains micro-nutrients
  • is one of the highest known sources of Omega-7 fatty acids
  • source of vitamin B

Avocado

  • tones and firms
  • revitalises skin appearance
  • source of vitamins A D, E and squalene

Jojoba

  • softens complexion
  • helps prevent the appearance of blemishes
  • source of vitamin E

Rosehip husk

  • is the highest natural source of bio-active vitamin C and bioflavonoids
  • stimulates skin's production of anti-ageing collagen

Alfalfa

  • has strong antioxidant properties
  • source of vitamins C and K

Pumpkin Seed

  • contains anti-ageing anti-oxidants
  • is a good source of plant squalene
  • source of vitamin A, B, E

References
[i] https://www.scientificamerican.com/custom-media/for-better-skin-care/
[ii] https://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/phytonutrients-faq#1
[iii]https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/phytochemical
[iv] https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/synergisticv


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