If you’ve been a long time follower of our blogs and socials you will notice that we talk about Vitamin K almost every week (probably too much!). If you are new to our splendrous community, please allow us to introduce (drum roll please) - Vitamin K.
We’ve all heard of Vitamin A (Retinol), Vitamin B (e.g niacinamide), Vitamin C, Vitamin D (the sun) and Vitamin E. These vitamin groups have extensive studies to prove their topical benefits on skin. Vitamin K, on the other hand, is still quite new in the scientific realm but is already proving to be a powerhouse.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be found in leafy green vegetables, fermented food and animal products (eggs yolks, butter etc). It has many important bodily roles such as, blood clotting, bone health, calcium regulation and wound healing. Not to be dramatic but without it, you’re pretty much… (how do we put this?) not alive.
What are the skincare benefits of Vitamin K?
Strengthens capillaries: Research has shown that vitamin K can minimise broken capillaries under the skin. It can improve the elasticity of blood vessels. It gives the skin a more rejuvenated and glowy appearance.
Improves blood circulation: The legitimacy of this claim still needs to be studied further however many eye creams in the market with Vitamin K have seen reviews that state a brightening effect under the eyes. In theory, Vitamin K could be aiding in improved blood circulation, preventing the blood pools in the tiny vessels underneath the eyes.
Healing the skin: While more studies are required to prove this, initial results have shown that vitamin K plays a role minimising scars, fade stretch marks and reduce the look of spider veins. It improves wound healing by forming wound contractions, to allow for collagen and blood vessel repair. It can also inhibit inflammation, redness and swelling.
We’re excited to see what further studies have been conducted on Vitamin K. For now, Herbal Dynamics Beauty Vivid Revival Vitamin K Contouring Eye Cream has already also proven to be able to reduce the appearance of puffiness and brighten the under eyes according to our customer reviews. There’s also eye plumping extracts such as green tea and gingko boliba.
Should I introduce Vitamin K into my skincare routine?
Um.. YES, if you want to give your complexion a more rejuvenated, bright and youthful look. It also doesn’t cause any adverse effects when combined with any other vitamins - we 1000% recommend Herbal Dynamics Beauty Vivid Revival Vitamin K Contouring Eye Cream. You will not be disappointed!