Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin and one of the most critical vitamins for biological function. Our skin is an important natural reservoir for its production, triggered by UV light into synthesis. “Our gut (via diet) and skin (via sunlight) are the two main sources of vitamin D, which is made in two forms—vitamin D3 in the skin and D2 and D3 in the gut—both of which are further modified by our kidneys.” Needless to say, inadequate sunlight exposure and poor diet are two of the most common reasons for vitamin D deficiency.
“Someone’s ability to manufacture vitamin D also depends on a person’s skin type (color), sex, body mass index, physical activity, alcohol intake, and vitamin D receptor polymorphisms (variances, which are genetic),” It’s tricky to say how much vitamin D each person needs because it varies with climate, time of year, and diet, but according to the National Institutes of Health, the average (non-deficient) adult should aim for 600 International Units (IU) per day in their diet. Look to fortified foods like milk as well as salmon, eggs, and mushrooms as great food sources of vitamin D.
Vitamin D3 deficiency can negatively impact the skin and so the need to fortify or supplement.
Beauty Benefits of Vitamin D3 Oil for Skin:
- Decreases inflammation: “The most important practical use of Vitamin D in the skin to date is as a mild-to-moderate anti-inflammatory, used clinically as a cream in the treatment of conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo,” Dhingra says. “Vitamin D dials down exuberant inflammation, alleviating symptoms for those suffering from these conditions.”
- Maintains skin integrity: The chief function of vitamin D is maintaining a calcium balance in our bodies, but it also has functions well beyond this—for instance, the role it plays in skin health. “Generally speaking, skin health is best improved when your body has a full store of vitamin D.” Below are the main ways vitamin D benefits the skin.
- Protects the skin: vitamin D functions as a steroid, working within a cell’s nucleus to stimulate proliferation, regulate function, and potentially stabilize genes. A 2012 review suggests that Vitamin D may play a protective role in cancers broadly, and skin cancer specifically.
- Decreases environmental damage: as an antioxidant, topical vitamin D can also squelch damaging environmental oxidants that cause premature aging.
- Normalizes cell turnover: vitamin D analogs have been shown to normalize cell turnover and prevent the build-up of dead cells on the skin’s surface that lead to psoriasis plaques.
- Vitamin D3 plays a critical role in skin cell development and repairs, such as healing from pimples or abrasions.
- Vitamin D3 destroys free radicals that can cause premature aging.
- Vitamin D3 also stimulates collagen production which improves elasticity and lessens fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin D3 Calms inflammation, protects the skin and improves cell turnover.
CAS Number: 67-97-0
Molecular Weight: 384,64
Molecular Formular: C27H44O
Assay: ≥ 1.000.000 IU/g
Color & Appearance: clear pale yellow to the yellow oily liquid
Grade: Cosmetic grade
Recommended Usage: 1-6%
Solubility: Soluble in Oil
Formulation Guideline: Add to the Oil phase of formulation.
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