Last updated on
Tired of tired looking eyes? Isn’t everyone! How about those pesky broken capillaries and spider veins? Those can go too. This is the purpose of a hardworking vitamin called Vitamin K. A quality cream such as the Reviva Labs brand can help your skin in many ways. Keep reading to learn more.
Vitamin K is a vitamin that the body uses to coagulate blood, as well as to build your bones. It’s blood clotting ability sounds rather extreme, but doctors have prescribed topical applications of Vitamin K for years to patients who are recovering from surgery.
This vitamin speeds up the healing process, significantly reducing bruising and minimizing scars. It also encourages circulation to wherever it is applied and removes calcium for easier blood flow. This is part of what makes it so effective for removing the dark heaviness that can accumulate under the eyes. The darkness is caused by broken or leaky capillaries.
Vitamin K is used in your body to heal those varicose veins as well as to thicken blood to keep it from leaking. It has also been proven to encourage cell regeneration, which helps your body to produce new skin cells faster. This is what makes it effective at reducing and eliminating scarring.
So why should you apply Vitamin K as a cream? It’s easily obtained through a healthy diet or a quality Vitamin K supplement, and most people have enough of it in their bodies for normal functioning. However, this vitamin is primarily used in your bones as a necessary ingredient to convert calcium to bone. It does work in the blood and float through your system, but it doesn’t stay in one place where an injury needs it to heal. Because of this, a topical application is able to concentrate a large amount of the vitamin in the area of an injury or unflattering blemish. Regular reapplication allows the concentration to remain high in that particular area until the problem is resolved.
So now that you know why you should use it, let’s look at which one you should use!
Vitamin K comes in two forms, K1 and K2. K1 comes in all sorts of foods, especially leafy greens, and is the primary additive in creams. K2 is a form that the body makes out of other nutrients by synthesizing it in our guts. K2 is also used in certain creams, although there is no particular difference as far as effectiveness at reducing bruising and redness. Out of the variety of creams on the market, most are formulated specifically for facial use.
It’s best when considering a cream that you remember that a body cream should not be used on the face, but a face cream can be used elsewhere on the body. The skin on your face is more delicate and susceptible than skin elsewhere on your body and a regular body cream will be too heavy for your face, possibly leading to breakouts or more irritation. With that in mind, we will be looking specifically at face creams.
These brands each bring unique qualities to their individual product while delivering effective results.
|Reviva Labs||1.5 oz.||$$$||5|
|Aroma Naturals||3.3 oz.||$$||4|
1. Reviva Labs
This cream can be applied morning and night by lightly dampening your fingertips and massaging it in to bruises, irritated areas, and under your eyes. This cream is especially effective at reducing the effects of surgical scaring and it’s recommended to use both prior to and post surgery. Apply a small amount up to two weeks before a scheduled surgery and then continue after the surgery has been completed for a much faster and better looking recovery.
Reviva Labs Cream comes in a small 1.5 oz. jar, which many people find ideal for testing out the product. For daily use, it will go quickly, but the results will be phenomenal! With a 2% concentration of Vitamin K, this product is potent at reducing bruising and is especially good at tackling rosacea.
The Dermlogic Vitamin K Cream is a great brand. It contains a high concentration of Vitamin K and arnica which will effectively reduce the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries. In addition, it also does a great job of moisturizing your skin.
One of the downsides of this product is that it’s not as natural as some of the other brands. Another downside is the price. It’s by far the most expensive brand on our list. But it delivers great results and it comes with a 30 day 100% money back guarantee.
Menaquinone-7 is the technical name for the secondary form of Vitamin K, K2 that is usually formulated in the body. This pre-synthesized vitamin cream is a great value for such a potent formula. Delivered in an aloe vera base, the cream contains jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter! It’s also full of delicious smelling extracts such as rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, lavender, peppermint and many others, all of which lend their natural scent to the product as well as their powerful individual properties.
Swanson Vitamin K Cream is made of 97% natural ingredients and is completely paraben free. It comes in a 2 oz. tub that makes it easy to use the whole container with no waste.
4. Aroma Naturals
This all-natural cream is an organic mixture that works great on all skin types. It’s a fast-acting formula that contains a variety of essential Omega fatty acids to increase skin elasticity and texture while the Vitamin K works to heal and repair capillaries. Redness, rosacea, under eye bags, and broken veins are all eliminated and the skin is nicely hydrated and soothed.
Aroma Naturals Vitamin K Cream is a great non-greasy formula that wears well under makeup. It comes in a unique airless pump bottle that allows for a preservative free formulation so nothing extra is added to your face other than the vitamins and nutrients.
Whichever cream you choose, it’s exciting to know that you will be on your way to a smoother, happier complexion. No more dark, baggy eyes. No more embarrassing red squiggles on your face. Just even, beautiful skin.