We use Avacado in ourMATCHA HEAVEN™ Green Tea + Avacado Mud Mask for its abundance of the 4 (skin) food groups for maximum moisture: (1) Vitamins C and E, (2) Vitamin B Complex, (3) Antioxidant Carotenoids, and (4) Omega-9 Fatty Acids. All are critical ingredients, working perfectly together in skincare products that are designed, hydrate, nourish, and revitalize your skin.
VITAMINS C AND E
Vitamin C is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant that provides free radical protection at a deep cellular level. What’s more, Vitamin C is involved in the creation of collagen and elastin, which ‘glue’ our skin cells together and maintain firmness and elasticity. A good mask with stabilized vitamin C can help from the outside, but it’s also important to get plenty of vitamin C from the foods you eat. Maintaining this balance, both internally and externally, helps lead to healthy skin and bodies!
Vitamin E is another strong antioxidant for the skin, but being fat soluble, it is utilized by the body in different ways. Vitamin E prevents skin cell damage from free radical oxidation and is particularly good at counteracting the effects of aging that lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Studies have shown that vitamin E can reduce the damage caused by excessive sun exposure and the effects of UVA and UVB radiation on skin cells.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
Avocados contain between 2 and 6 micrograms of biotin or between 6 and 16 percent of the Dietary Reference Intake. Biotin is part of the B complex vitamins. All the B vitamins are necessary for hydrated, healthy skin. Without enough biotin, skin can become dry, scaly, and susceptible to rashes. Vitamin B Complex is also a big collagen producer, helping to plump skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while balancing tone and texture.
Avocados also contain antioxidant and inflammation reducing carotenoids like alpha and beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. These free radical quenching nutrients provide even more protection for your skin from environmental damage. Good levels of carotenoids in the diet have also been reported to increase skin’s density and thickness, as well as improving tone and appearance.
OMEGA-9 FATTY ACIDS
Omega 9 fatty acids are one of the basic building blocks of a healthy complexion. Monounsaturated fats keep the top layer of your skin moist so it's soft and healthy looking. Polyunsaturated fatty acids guard skin from sun damage and protect against symptoms of skin sensitivity and inflammation. Oleic acid maintains moisture in the epidermis, making it soft and supple. It is involved in regenerating epidermal cells, reducing irritation and redness and repairing damaged skin. At a cellular level, oleic acid is incorporated into the cell’s plasma membrane where it helps maintain its stability, softness and fluidity.
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