De voordelen van vitamines

The benefits of vitamins

Zoals je wellicht al weet, spelen vitaminen een belangrijke rol in de gezondheid van de huid. Daarom worden ze vaak gebruikt als ingrediënten in cosmeticaproducten. In onze vorige blogs, hebben we reeds gesproken over vitamine A, vitamine B en B3, vitamine C en vitamine E. Een heleboel, waarvan we de belangrijkste elementen in deze blog zullen oplijsten. Een korte recap van deze vitamines, enjoy!

Vitamine A in allerlei vormen

De meeste mensen kennen vitamine A vooral als het geneesmiddel 'roaccutane' of het cosmetische ingrediënt 'retinol'. Er bestaan twee vormen: voorgevormde vitamine A en provitamine A.

  1. Voorgevormde vitamine A staat bekend als de actieve vorm die je lichaam meteen zal opnemen. Het zit in producten als vlees, kip en vis. 
  2. Provitamines zijn de inactieve vormen van vitamine A en worden pas in het lichaam omgezet in de actieve vorm. Deze vorm zit in planten. We beperken ons hier tot retinol, de actieve vorm.

Hoe werd vitamine A ontdekt?

Welke effecten heeft vitamine A op je huid?


Skin rejuvenating results are achieved as vitamin A stimulates the production of collagen. Topical vitamin A creams increase the production of type I and type III pro-collagen in your skin, giving it more firmness, fewer wrinkles and a younger looking look.

The efficacy of topical tretinoin, an inactive form of vitamin A, as an anti-ageing ingredient has been sufficiently proven. Unfortunately, tretinoin is only available on prescription. A possible alternative is retinol. Retinol does have positive effects on your skin, but also a few disadvantages. Retinol mixtures are easily broken down by exposure to oxygen and light and are therefore unstable and difficult to make. Moreover, like vitamin A acid, it has an irritating effect on the skin. This is why creams always contain relatively low concentrations of retinol, which obviously reduces their effectiveness.

Vitamin B and the skin

Vitamin B is a water-soluble vitamin that the body does not make itself, but absorbs through food. It is a collective term for up to eight different types, of which vitamins B3, B5 and B12 are the most important for your skin.

What is vitamin B3 and where can I find it?

Niacinamide, also nicotinamide or vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient for the human body. Vitamin B3 can be found in various foods: meat and fish, poultry, nuts, seeds and grain products. In addition, the body can partly produce vitamin B3 itself from the amino acid tryptophan (a building block of proteins). Vitamin B3 plays an important role in the energy supply of cells and is important for a healthy skin.


Which benefits can niacinamide offer for my skin?

This vitamin is a true multifunctional ingredient for the skin.


  1. Reduction of hyperpigmentation in the face, more specifically melasma spots
  2. Support of the skin barrier and corresponding moisture balance of the skin
  3. Antioxidant that helps neutralize oxidative stress
  4. soothing and calming effect on the skin

What is vitamin B5 and in what food can we find it?

Vitamin B5pantothenic acid or panthenol (provitamin B5) is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the repair of the skin barrier. The acid form can be found in various types of food: meat, eggs, legumes, wholemeal products, milk and milk products, fruit and vegetables.


What is the impact of vitamin B5 on your skin?

  • Supportive factor for the skin barrier function, where a well-built barrier is able to retain sufficient moisture. Due to its contribution to moisturizing skin, vitamin B5 can be used as a moisturizer.
  • Stimulating the renewal of skin cells, as an effective effect on wound healing and thus the improvement of scars on the skin.
  • Oral intake of vitamin B5 improves acne and inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory effect.

What is vitamin B12, where can we find it and what is the impact on the skin?

Cobalamin or vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that the body stores as a reserve supply. Sources of vitamin B12 are animal products, such as milk, milk products, meat, fish and eggs. The vitamin also plays a role in cell production and is therefore important for healthy growth/renewal of skin, hair and nails. Do not worry! If you eat healthy and balanced, a deficiency will not occur!

Does Nomige use vitamin B?

Nomige Daycream


Nomige certainly uses vitamin B in its products, especially niacinamide or vitamin B3. This vitamin has already proven its effect as a stable and effective anti-ageing ingredient, making it part of our ingredients.

Also panthenol or provitamin B5, is used in the Ultra Rich Moisturizer (day cream) of Nomige, specially developed for mature or dry skin types. This ingredient attracts water, retains moisture and also improves the skin barrier.

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble, highly unstable vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, such as peppers, oranges, spinach, parsley and kiwis. This vitamin is necessary for healthy growth and development.

People cannot synthesize vitamin C themselves due to the lack of a certain enzyme. Therefore, it is an essential nutritional component with a recommended daily allowance of 75 mg for an adult


Vitamin C in skin care

Vitamin C has been proven to be very useful as an ingredient in skin care products:

  • Prevention of skin aging and pigmentation,
  • Have a calming effect
  • Working as an antioxidant
  • Improve the effect of sun cream.

Screening vitamin C products

1. Look at the type of packaging

Airless packaging ensures that the product is not exposed to light and air, making it more stable.

2. Type of vitamin C

Ascorbic acid (L-AA) is the most efficient and pure form of vitamin C. Look for L-AA formulas with a low pH and a high concentration (> 10%).

3. Ranking in INCI list

INCI names can be found on the packaging of every cosmetic product. If it is in the top 3, it may work against skin aging or pigmentation. If an ingredient is at the bottom of the list, it only works as a pH adjuster or preservative enhancer.


Vitamin E is a natural occurring vitamin and exist in eight chemical forms: (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-) tocopherol and (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-) tocotrienol. Alpha tocopherol is the most relevant form for the human body.  The preferential distribution of alpha-tocopherol in the human body over the other forms of tocopherol is due to the faster metabolism and removal of the other forms. This essential nutrient occurs naturally in many foods. Some examples of vitamin E sources are:

  • Vegetable oils (sunflower, corn, and soybean oils)
  • Nuts (almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts)
  • Seeds (such as sunflower seeds)
  • Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach and broccoli)



YES! Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may help to reduce free radical damage to the skin. By doing this, vitamin E can reduce damage to skin (photoprotective effects) and early signs of skin ageing. Besides its antioxidant activity, vitamin E also has  anti-inflammatory and hydrating effects on the skin.


  • Choose a product that contains both vitamin E and vitamin C. A golden duo
  • Vitamin E is not stable and sensitive to light and air exposure. It is therefore recommended to select a light and airless packaging
  • The most effective form of vitamin E is ‘alpha-tocopherol’
  • Effective concentration: 1-5%
  • You can use it during the day, at night or both.

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Vitamins are important for the human body and certainly for the skin. Therefore they are often used as ingredients in cosmetics.

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