Viridian Clear Skin Complex

Viridian Clear Skin Complex

  • £25.70

What is Viridian's Clear Skin Complex?

A specifically formulated blend of targeted minerals, botanicals and fat-soluble carotenoids in a base of probiotics, Clear Skin Complex Veg Caps offers hope to those looking for a clear, fresh-looking skin.  Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.  Take alongside 100% Clear Skin Omega Oil for optimum skin results. Inspired by the 'Clear Skin Cookbook' written by The Medicinal Chef, Dale Pinnock.


What is Viridian's Clear Skin Complex?

Sufferers of skin imperfections such as acne, eczema, premature ageing or skin tone issues will know the unpredictability of the skin. Some will suffer prolonged bouts of outbreaks, others will endure sudden severe outbreaks only to go for months without further appearance of blemishes.
This new supplement is inspired by nutritionist / herbalist Dale Pinnock and his book, the Clear Skin Cookbook. A specifically formulated blend of targeted botanicals, key minerals, fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids in a base of digestion-boosting probiotics, Clear Skin Complex Veg Caps offers hope to those looking for a clear, fresh, blemish- free skin.

How do antioxidants help with skin health?

Fat-soluble antioxidants, such as carotenoids, are vital for helping to manage inflammation in any active skin lesions. This is because there is a certain percentage of the inflammatory response that is instigated by a localized free radical release by white blood cells, so additional antioxidants will help to buffer this. The fat- soluble antioxidants are the only ones that can deliver this activity through dietary consumption alone. These are compounds such as the carotenoids (beta carotene, lutein, lycopene, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and so on), which will naturally begin to make their way into the upper layers of the skin where they can deliver their activity.

Can Zinc help with Acne?

Zinc is vital for regulating sebaceous gland activity. Disproportional sebaceous secretions are a distinct factor in many skin issues. Acne lesions arise due to excessive sebum secretion causing blockage of the hair follicles, which then trap bacteria and cause infection and inflammation. Many dry skin conditions involve reduced sebaceous secretions. Zinc is involved in regulating sebaceous gland activity. If the glands are producing sebum to excess, adequate zinc intake appears to reduce the amount of sebum secreted. Conversely, if there is not sufficient sebum being secreted, adequate zinc intake will improve sebum output. In cases of acne, many trials have shown clinical benefit. A double blind placebo controlled trial showed that 58% of the treatment group displayed a drastic improvement in spot formation.

Probiotics for great Skin?

Probiotics More than 70 years have passed since dermatologists John H. Stokes and Donald M. Pillsbury first proposed a gastrointestinal mechanism for the overlap between depression, anxiety and skin conditions such as acne. Stokes and Pillsbury had a hunch that emotional states might alter the normal intestinal microflora, increase intestinal permeability and contribute to systemic inflammation. Among the remedies advocated by Stokes and Pillsbury were Lactobacillus acidophilus cultures. Many aspects of this gut-brain-skin unifying theory have recently been validated. The ability of the gut microflora to influence systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, glycemic control, tissue lipid content and even mood itself, may have important implications in acne.

Are Antioxidants good for anti aging?

Fat soluble antioxidants benefiting the skin isn’t exactly a revelation, but unfortunately many people rely on nutrients like vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant that, whilst greatly beneficial for many tissues, does not actually permeate to the skin. We need fat soluble antioxidants, in particular the carotenoid family, if we really want to benefit the health of the skin. This type of antioxidant will naturally begin to migrate into fatty tissues - such as the subcutaneous layer of the skin - where our collagen and elastin fibres have their root network. As these fat soluble antioxidants move into the subcutaneous layer, they will begin to accumulate, where they offer localised protection against free radical damage. Consistent consumption of fat soluble antioxidants can drastically reduce ageing to the collagen fibres which can result in thinning of the skin and wrinkles.

Antioxidants Research has shown that people with acne have significantly lower levels of several antioxidant nutrients compared to people with healthy skin. Similarly studies show that people with acne have higher levels of inflammatory chemicals in the blood. These studies send a clear message. Acne patients are under significant systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and their antioxidant defense cannot cope with the load.

Is Selenium good for your skin?

Selenium is one of the single most important nutrients for the health of the skin. The mineral, selenium, is the precursor for an antioxidant enzyme called Glutathione Peroxidase (GP). GP is an effective anti- inflammatory, so can be useful in reducing the redness associated with many skin lesions.

Selenium As we have seen, the mineral selenium is the precursor for an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase. This potent antioxidant is particularly beneficial for protecting skin cells from damage and also keeping collagen fibres elastic and supple. It can help to minimise skin damage from excessive sun exposure, and to avoid excess skin pigmentation from UV damage.

Is Gotu Kola good for circulation?

Gotu kola has also been used as a circulatory stimulant, which can also help to increase the microcirculation in the skin, which helps to even out skin tone.

Does Bad Digestion affect you skin?

Probiotics Poor digestion can lead to poor skin quality and health. Blockages or poor absorption of nutrients can lead to undernourishment throughout the body. Probiotics have been connected to improved skin health in many ways. The first and most obvious is in improved digestive function. Probiotics are involved in ensuring proper digestion and absorption of nutrients and the synthesis of certain nutrients such as some B vitamins and unique fatty acids. The other major benefit of probiotics in the context of skin health, is the effect upon the gut lining. Stress, poor diet and environmental influences can cause the lining of the gut to lose integrity. This can sometimes create perforations in the gut wall, which can allow particles of partially digested food matter to enter the blood stream, and trigger an immunological reaction (leaky gut syndrome). This has been linked to poor skin health and several skin conditions such as eczema.

Is Gotu Kola good for Healing?

Gotu kola is an Ayurvedic herb that has been traditionally used for treating lesions of the skin. The compound asiaticoside appears to have a positive effect upon scar tissue formation by increasing the production of type I collagen, reducing the severity of skin lesions, and accelerating their healing time.

Is Burdock Root good for Liver health?

Burdock root has been used traditionally for skin health for centuries. It is thought that the main way in which it benefits the skin, is via its effects upon the liver. The importance of the liver in the health of the skin cannot be overstated. Burdock root contains a series of bitter compounds that can stimulate both the production and release of bile. This is one of the major means of transportation of fat soluble waste compounds away from the liver, and out of the body via the bowel. This helps the liver to work more effectively, which will have an inevitable knock on effect on skin health overall. By increasing biliary flow, there will also be another added benefit to the skin. There will be an increased uptake of fatty acids from the diet, as bile is a natural emulsifier, so can enhance fat absorption and utilisation. This will help to improve the individuals fatty acid profile, which will improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Burdock is also reported to have some mild anti-inflammatory activity.

What do carotenoids do?

Lutein is a very powerful xanthophyll carotenoid, which is found abundantly in green leafy vegetables. It is a carotenoid that very rapidly moves into fatty tissues. 

Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid compound, most famously found in tomatoes. It has been found to be particularly useful in protecting skin from the types of free radical activity that arise upon exposure to UV radiation. It is also another carotenoid that will migrate rapidly into the subcutaneous tissue, where it can begin to accumulate.

Beta carotene is probably the best known carotenoid of them all. It is the substance that gives foods such as carrots and sweet potatoes their distinctive orange colour.

Astaxanthin found in salmon, prawns, and some algae, is a pinkish coloured carotenoid that has become a point of interest in recent years, and again moves rapidly in to subcutaneous tissue to offer localised protection to collagen fibres.

What's in the Clear Skin Complex Formula?

  • Botanicals : Burdock root & Gotu kola – for circulation, healing and liver health.
    Minerals: Selenium, & Zinc – Anti-inflammatory and regulates sebum production.
    Carotenoids: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Beta carotene & Astaxanthin- fat soluable antioxidants for skin protection. Probiotics: Lactobacilus acidophilus, Lactobacilus bulgaricus & Bifido bacterium – to ensure proper digestion and absorption of nutrients and benefits to the gut lining.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules daily with food. Take daily alongside Organic Clear Skin Omega Oil for optimum skin nourishment.

Potential applications of Viridian's Clear Skin Complex.

Inflamed skin conditions, acne, uneven skin tone, skin redness, flushing, rosacea, scarring, eczema, psoriasis, anti aging, antioxidant and liver cleanser.

Contraindications of the clear skin complex?

Pregnancy - burdock root has been shown in some studies to stimulate uterine contraction. Burdock root - may not be suitable for individuals with large gall stones.