Products We Love: VitaD Fortified™ Illuminating DUO
The first thing Celeste Hilling, CEO of Skin Authority, asked me for before explaining this revolutionary product was my ethnicity. When I responded with mostly Greek and Irish, with a side of everything else, I was quickly met with a discussion on how there is a global vitamin D deficiency.
“Most people now are multi-ethnic, which leads to more pigment in the skin and lessens the ability to produce vitamin D,” explains Hilling. Until now, vitamin D was only made in one place – our skin. A lack of vitamin D can lead to skin disorders, hair loss, depression, anxiety and a load of other not-so-great-sounding health and beauty issues.
This worldwide need for the vitamin led Hilling, with the help of Dole Nutritional Institute to create the first ever whole food source of vitamin D in Skin Authority’s VitaD Fortified™Illuminating Duo. The duo combines a topical elixir which assists the skin’s immune defense and ability to create vitamin D with an ingestible whole food powder (sourced from a 100-percent vegan plant and tasteless) to replenish our body’s internal levels of the vitamin. Hilling says this would be a “simple way to get [vitamin D] into a daily diet. Something even vegans and those who eat a raw diet can embrace,” and she couldn’t have been more on the mark.
After using the duo for two months I noticed firmer and brighter skin, as well as an honest to goodness drop in my over–the-roof anxiety levels. The powder has made its way into everything from my stir fry to my water (it will turn it brown, so don’t freak!) and the topical elixir is a must in my beauty regimen.
Stay tuned for more from Skin Authority; Hilling tells us that VitaDFortified Illuminating Duo is the first in a series of products from Skin Authority that is aimed to target beauty from the inside-out!
VitaD Fortified™ Illuminating DUO; $79 at skinauthority.com
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