Back to library

Vitamin D

| [vī-tə-mən, dē] |

Categories: Vitamins, Antioxidants

Vitamin D Skincare Benefits:
Antioxidant
Moisturizing

Also known as calciferol, Vitamin D is comprised of a group of fat-soluble secosteroids. And while both major forms of Vitamin D (D2 and D3) can be formed and obtained artificially, only D3 can be synthesized by the skin following exposure to UVB sun radiation. In relation to the whole body, the primary function of Vitamin D is to provide calcium for proper bone maintenance and muscular movement. In regards to the skin, Vitamin D can provide anti-oxidant protection and improved hydration.

Vitamin D’s potent antioxidant effects help to neutralize free radicals that are present in the environment, especially those caused by UV radiation on the skin. Additionally, Vitamin D3 has been shown to effectively improve moisture content and skin hydration. Topical application of Vitamin D serum can result in an improvement in skin dryness, thus allowing for better protected and improved skin quality. 1 2

  1. Russell, M. Assessing the relationship between vitamin D3 and stratum corneum hydration for the treatment of xerotic skin. Nutrients 4.9, 1213-1218 (2012)
  2. Christakos, S. et al. Vitamin D: metabolism. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 38.1, 1-11 (2012)