Vitamin A

Vitamin A or Retinol is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin A comes in three different forms: alcohol (retinol), aldehyde (retinaldeide) and acid (retinoic acid).It is essential for many biological functions of the body, including cell differentiation and the maintenance and development of the epithelial structures, and is known for its anti aging activity. Its deficiency leads to an alteration of the cellular processes and to an excessive thickening of the skin.

In dermocosmetics it is used to delay, prevent or avoid the phenomena associated with aging skin such as wrinkles, spots and thickening.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, fat-soluble, consists of a group of tocopherols. There are seven types of natural tocopherol: alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, eta, gamma and zeta. Among these, alpha-tocopherol is the most powerful form of vitamin E and has a high biological and nutritive value. Tocopherols are present in highest concentrations in cold-pressed vegetable oils, in all raw seeds, nuts and soy.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which fights the oxidation of substances in the body. The fat oxidation creates free radicals. Free radicals are highly aggressive molecules that can cause extensive damage to the body, from cancer to blood clots, to damage DNA.

Vitamin E protects other substances from oxidation, supporting the impact of attacks against lipid or other components of the membranes.

Vitamin E helps to bring nourishment to cells and strengthens the capillary walls. Since oxidation causes aging of cells, Vitamin E delays the process.

Vitamin E incorporated in cosmetic acts as an antioxidant and moisturizer.