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Can I use Vitamin A capsule on face directly?

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Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:37 am      Reply with quote
Hi All!!

From the past 2 months I have Vitamin A on my mind. I don't have any prescription so cant buy it Tazorac and all. Most of other cremes contain one thing or other which my skin doesn't bear.
Today when I was having my all vitamins by water,this idea just popped in my head what if I apply liquid from Vitamin A capsule directly on my face!!
Before doing just wanted to have piece of advice from all of my EDS friends is it okay do so?

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Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:06 am      Reply with quote
You can apply it directly onto your face if you want to. But the truth is that it will not be effective what-so-ever. Nothing that is applied directly onto your face actually penetrates the skin. I know it's shocking but that is the truth. You are better off taking the vitamin, and you will see much better results this way.
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Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:09 am      Reply with quote
sally72 wrote:
You can apply it directly onto your face if you want to. But the truth is that it will not be effective what-so-ever. Nothing that is applied directly onto your face actually penetrates the skin. I know it's shocking but that is the truth. You are better off taking the vitamin, and you will see much better results this way.


Actually what you put on your skin does penetrate, certain ingredients act as solvents and can drive ingredients further into the stratum corneum and sometimes past it.

Retinoic acid (a derivative of vitamin a) actually modulates cellular DNA and promotes healthy functioning as well as increasing cell turn-over rate.

Obviously a lot of what you read IS marketing hullaboo, but some ingredients can penetrate, either due to their molecular size or what they're dissolved in.

How else do transdermal patches work?
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Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:18 am      Reply with quote
Wow! This is interesting....I should ask my doctor about this because I am no longer getting prescribed vitamin A acid.

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Just a little side note: The Norwegian model Vendela Kirsebom (I think she might be known in the US, too) launched her Beauty Bible this year. She has been working as a top model for years.

One of her tips is to use e vitamin capsules meant for internal use (she recommends the brand PharmaNord, sold in Europe at least)as a topical treatment on the face. I have never tried it myself and don't know if there exists any scientific 'weight' behind the advice, but just wanted to mention. Smile

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Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:44 am      Reply with quote
edenfield wrote:
sally72 wrote:
You can apply it directly onto your face if you want to. But the truth is that it will not be effective what-so-ever. Nothing that is applied directly onto your face actually penetrates the skin. I know it's shocking but that is the truth. You are better off taking the vitamin, and you will see much better results this way.


Actually what you put on your skin does penetrate, certain ingredients act as solvents and can drive ingredients further into the stratum corneum and sometimes past it.

Retinoic acid (a derivative of vitamin a) actually modulates cellular DNA and promotes healthy functioning as well as increasing cell turn-over rate.

Obviously a lot of what you read IS marketing hullaboo, but some ingredients can penetrate, either due to their molecular size or what they're dissolved in.

How else do transdermal patches work?



I agree with sally72.

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Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:15 pm      Reply with quote
Ritas, a good alternative to a vitamin A capsule would be something like Rosehip Oil which contains trans-retinoic acid and unsaturated essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic, and linolenic.
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havana8 wrote:
Ritas, a good alternative to a vitamin A capsule would be something like Rosehip Oil which contains trans-retinoic acid and unsaturated essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic, and linolenic.

Hi all,

thnaks so much for advice. Sorry for late reply but got little busy with new job.
I quit the idea of using vit A capsule directly over face. i dont want to mess more with my face now. I will try out prescription vitamin A after 3-4 weeks for all the scars removal. Thanks alot for your suggestions.

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Wed May 14, 2008 5:22 pm      Reply with quote
they are not the same thing.
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havana8 wrote:
Ritas, a good alternative to a vitamin A capsule would be something like Rosehip Oil which contains trans-retinoic acid and unsaturated essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic, and linolenic.


I keep hearing about rosehip oil. Where do you get it?
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Wed May 14, 2008 9:42 pm      Reply with quote
Nimue wrote:
havana8 wrote:
Ritas, a good alternative to a vitamin A capsule would be something like Rosehip Oil which contains trans-retinoic acid and unsaturated essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic, and linolenic.


I keep hearing about rosehip oil. Where do you get it?


I did a search at amazon, only a few came out and I found the all the common essential oil suppliers (ie jurlique or oshadhi) don't have it. Well among them, I think Trilogy has better fame.

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Thu May 15, 2008 2:52 am      Reply with quote
Nimue wrote:

I keep hearing about rosehip oil. Where do you get it?


Many UK websites carry different brands of rose hip oil, like Trilogy, Kosmea, Neal's Yard Remedies and The Organic Pharmacy. I believe that some US websites also carry them.

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Septembergirl wrote:
Nimue wrote:

I keep hearing about rosehip oil. Where do you get it?


Many UK websites carry different brands of rose hip oil, like Trilogy, Kosmea, Neal's Yard Remedies and The Organic Pharmacy. I believe that some US websites also carry them.


Nature's Gift also has a very reasonably priced organic cold-pressed Rosehip Oil:
http://www.naturesgift.com/carrier_oils/rosehipseedoil.htm

They also have a Rosehip and Helichrysum italicuum blend for scars and healing:
http://www.naturesgift.com/aromatherapyskincare.htm
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Thu May 15, 2008 6:57 am      Reply with quote
Very good. The ones I mentioned are rather expensive. Smile

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