Babyface Clinical Strength Vitamin K Healing Cream is used for areas of redness, rosacea care, purple blotches, bruising, dark under-eye circles and also for lessening the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries (small blood vessels on the face and body) promoting a more even skin tone.
What is Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is best known for its ability to help blood to clot. The “K” is taken from the German word “koagulation,” which means the formation of blood clots. Most creams that contain vitamin K harness this property to help solve a variety of skin problems.
Bruises are formed when a bump to the skin breaks capillaries, causing them to leak blood close to the skin’s surface, forming an unsightly purple or brownish mark. Studies have shown that applying a topical Vitamin K cream onto the affected area can limit the leaking, reducing the severity of a bruise, particularly if applied soon after the trauma. Gently rubbing the cream onto a bruise twice a day also helps to break down the blood and assist the body in absorbing it, encouraging the bruise to fade faster.
Healing after cosmetic surgery can often be a disappointingly long process. To help improve patient satisfaction, plastic surgeons have long prescribed Vitamin K creams to reduce bruising and scarring during the recovery period. Applying the cream regularly for two weeks before facelift surgery can also help limit postoperative bruising. One medical study has shown topical application of vitamin K reduces bruising after facial laser treatments and would also be likely to help fade bruises caused by other nonsurgical treatments, such as the use of fillers on facial lines.
Dark Circles under Eyes
One of the most common beauty products to contain vitamin K is eye cream. Some dark circles are caused by fragile capillaries leaking blood in the delicate under-eye area where the skin is so thin the blood is clearly visible in the form of brown bags. Gently tapping on a vitamin K cream can diminish the discoloration by causing the blood to clot, stopping it from spreading, while also helping to prevent further leakage. Using a Vitamin K cream with a Vitamin C product (try it with our Super-C Serum) under the eyes can help the skin absorb vitamin K more quickly, and Vitamin A (such as Babyface Night Renewal Cream or Cucumber Eye Gel) helps with renewal and collagen growth, and strengthens the thinner under-eye skin.
Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries
Applied topically, Vitamin K is carried from the epidermis into the capillaries of the skin where it strengthens and repairs the damaged blood vessel allowing the leaked blood to slowly heal and disperse more quickly.