Everything You Need to Know About Biotin

Everything You Need to Know About Biotin

Everything You Need to Know About BiotinPhoto by Ilona Frey on Unsplash

One of the things which separates high-end beauty products from those that you’d find on the shelves of the supermarket is the ingredients within. As well as being from sources which are expensive to grow and extract, there is often a lot of research and development into finding them. One such ingredient is biotin, which is part of the vitamin B group of vitamins, and is sometimes referred to as vitamin H. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about biotin and the products which contain it:

What is biotin?

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin which is actually produced in the body and plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails as it’s part of the body’s process for making keratin.

Where else is biotin found?

Biotin can be found in a number of different foods, including liver, brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, whole wheat bread, avocado, salmon, cheese, bananas and nuts. Most healthy individuals receive sufficient amounts of biotin through their diets. Pregnant and lactating women, though, may need an increase in biotin due to their bodies breaking it down at a much faster rate.

Why include biotin in your beauty routine?

Research also shows that biotin helps improve skin’s hydration, smoothness, and appearance. In addition, some studies show that biotin can strengthen fingernails and make them grow faster. There is also anecdotal evidence that biotin can help your hair to grow longer.

Products containing biotin:

Jan Marini Juveneck

This cream from Jan Marini is formulated specifically for the delicate skin of the neck to eliminate crepey skin and wrinkles. It contains biotin, hyaluronic acid and a number of other deeply hydrating ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration to restore a youthful appearance.

L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Conditioner

If your hair is thin, damaged and breaks easily then this conditioner is what you need. It contains an advanced blend of biotin and vitamin B6 to restore and replenish the hair from the inside out. Hair will be more manageable after use with split ends reduced and will also have a mirror-like shine.

Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

The downside of the recent trend of thick, full eyebrows is that millions of us spent the nineties and noughties plucking our brows into oblivion! Fortunately, this eyebrow conditioner from Revitabrow contains peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract, as well as being rich in panthenol, which conditions and strengthens brows to protect against breakage, while improving flexibility and shine, resulting in more beautiful looking eyebrows.

SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair

This peptide and retinol-rich cream from SkinCeuticals is also designed to protect the delicate skin of the neck and chest area. It’s incredibly potent and is suggested for use only every other day to begin with. The formula is intended to improve the appearance visible neck ageing including horizontal neck lines, loss of firmness, and reduce crepiness.

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