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Biotin

| [bī-o-tən] |

Categories: Vitamins

Biotin Benefits for Skin:
Moisturizing

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble coenzyme that is part of the complex B Vitamin family. For most individuals, sufficient levels of biotin can be obtained through diet alone.  In particular, it plays an essential role in regulating every day physiological functions such as metabolizing fats and carbohydrates. This is essential for maintaining skin moisture levels. Overall, biotin is important for not only sustaining normal bodily functions but also contributing to healthy looking skin. 12

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