Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports skin, eye, reproductive health, and immune function. There are two types of vitamin A: retinoids and carotenoids. Both types are converted to retinol by the liver. There, it’s either stored or transported by the lymphatic system to cells throughout the body.
Vitamin A improves skin conditions such as acne by decreasing oil production. Retinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties making them effective for treating and controlling acne. They regulate the sloughing off of skin cells and reduce the occurrence of clogged pores.
Vitamin A normalizes cell function. Meaning it influences cells to behave in a younger, healthier way. Vitamin A stimulates the production of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are the cells that produce connective tissue such as collagen and elastin in the dermis. This assists in the promotion of healthy collagen and elastin levels, leaving the skin more youthful, radiant, and firm.
Vitamin A normalizes the appearance of pigmentation. It does so by controlling the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme that plays a vital role in the production of melanin.