BEAUTY GUIDE

Your Guide to Beauty Lingo, to Elevate your Beauty Regime

It’s time to navigate the beauty aisle with confidence and understanding – to get the best for YOU!

    Three Simple Steps:
    1. Understand the lingo
    2. Understand the benefits
    3. Combining supplements for better results

STEP 1: Understand the lingo

Free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Molecules that cause large chain chemical reactions in your body because they react so easily with other molecules. These reactions are called oxidation.

Good oxidation: Free radicals and ROS are produced in our bodies every day during normal activities, including essential energy metabolism, exercise and as part of our immune system’s defense against pathogens.

Bad oxidation: We are also exposed to free radicals from the environment. Toxic chemicals, cigarette smoke, char-grilled foods, oxidised fats and excess sun exposure all increase free radical levels and push the balance of oxidation reactions towards a state of oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress and the resultant damage to cells causes sickness and contributes to the skin ageing and inflammation.

Premature signs of ageing: Oxidative stress damages collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, affecting both hydration and skin elasticity and contributing to signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Pigmentation: Reactive oxygen species can stimulate the production of melanin in the skin, leading to hyperpigmentation – the development of dark spots or age spots.

Inflammation: Free radicals can cause inflammatory responses in the skin, contributing to redness and irritation.

A healthy body has innate antioxidant mechanisms in place to neutralise excess free radicals, but daily intake of essential antioxidants from foods and supplements is needed to protect against the negative effects of oxidative stress. 

references

Elastin and premature signs of ageing: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8239663/

Oxidative stress & pigmentation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8789419/

Skin inflammation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8509443/

BEAUTY LEAFLET LEGALS

[S0] Vital® HAIR, SKIN & NAILS softgel capsules. Each capsule contains 75 mg Hydrolysed collagen; 25 mg Vitamin B5; 20 mg Vitamin B3; 20 mg Vitamin C; 10 mg L-Cysteine; 10 mg Zinc; 5,4 mg α-TE Vitamin E; 5 mg Co-Enzyme Q10; 0,45 mg Copper; 400 µg Biotin; 400 µg Folic acid; 50 µg Selenium; 25 µg Vitamin B12; 14 µg Iodine. Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.

[S0] Vital® Vitamin E 400 IU soft gelatine capsules. Each soft gelatine capsule contains 400 IU (268 mg α-TE) Vitamin E. Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.

[S0] Vital® Co-Enzyme Q10 soft gelatine capsules. Each soft gelatine capsule contains 100 mg Co-Enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) and 3,4 mg α-TE Vitamin E. Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.

[S0] Vital® Collagen Boost tablets. Each tablet contains 500 mg Hydrolysed collagen type 1 (Bovine); 100 mg Vitamin C and 3,4 mg α-TE Vitamin E. Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.

[S0] Vital® L-Glutathione 500 mg mouth dissolving tablets. Each tablet contains 500 mg L-Glutathione. Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.