Topical Skin Nutrition

Put simply, the myth that you can eat your way to good skin has been well and truly debunked, and we now know that topical nourishment of the skin is essential for ensuring that it receives all the minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrient needed for optimal health, vitality and luminosity. 

Topical Skin Nutrition 

The (Essential) Six Skin Food Groups 

“When I began work as a dermatologic researcher,” says RATIONALE Founder, Richard Parker, “the idea of ‘feeding’ the skin was laughed at by dermatologists, with creams marketed as ‘skin foods’ attracting the highest level of derision.” 

“The prevailing medical theory was one of the skin’s outermost layer, the stratum corneum, formed an unassailable barrier that prevented everything and anything from penetrating the skin’s surface. How far we have come…” 

Put simply, the myth that you can eat your way to good skin has been well and truly debunked, and we now know that topical nourishment of the skin is essential for ensuring that it receives all the minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrient needed for optimal health, vitality and luminosity. 

So while it’s true that a balanced diet is vital in overall health and wellbeing, the nutrients you eat are absorbed by virtually every other organ before reaching the skin, making their skin-health benefits minimal at best. And as the skin is the last organ to obtain these vital nutrients, it’s also the last to display the signs of malnourishment. 

This is evident in people who are undernourished but maintain a relatively healthy skin appearance, or conversely, people who eat well and exercise outdoors who have very poor quality skin as a result of environmental damage. 

So the very best way to feed skin? From the outside in. 

What are the six skin food groups? 

We’ve identified six skin food groups that contain all of your skin’s recommended daily intakes for a healthier, stronger, more radiant complexion. We call them The Essential Six Collections. 

  • The Resilience Collection introduces B-Group Vitamins to boost the skin’s inherent immune responses 

  • The Vitality Collection delivers Antioxidants for powerful defence against environmental impact and solar-induced free-radical damage 

  • The Brilliance Collection harnesses sunscreen actives found naturally within the human body, including Zinc and Melanin, for full Solar Constant protection 

  • The Integrity Collection fortifies and restores the skin’s vital barrier function with nourishing Lipids and Ceramides. 

  • The Clarity Collection rebalances and refines texture skin with organic AHAs + BHAs. 

  • The Renewal Collection initiates skin’s nightly regeneration and repair with a complex of Vitamin-A Complex and DNA Repair Enzymes. 

Perfecting the Delivery System 

The critical last step in creating youthful vitality and luminosity is ensuring we’re feeding the skin most efficiently via the best possible delivery system. RATIONALE’s Skin Identical formulations are optimised for topical absorption, ensuring precise delivery of active ingredients to target tissues and cells to meet skin’s unique nutritional requirements. 

Carefully calibrated at the correct concentrations, RATIONALE’s Skin Identical formulations from of the Essential Six Collections work synergistically with skin—and each other—to deliver healthy, Luminous Skin for Life.