Topical vitamin K slightly reduces
the amount of time it takes some patients' bruising to heal. This is possibly
due to vitamin K's ability to break down hemosiderin, a brownish
pigment derived from hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of blood.
Medicated creams containing Vitamin K
analogues, like Kinerase, dissolve hemosiderin—a pigment that leads to dark
capillaries leak blood into the skin and lead to formation of hemosiderin.
Vitamin K may control this seepage by controlling blood clotting.
There are no known side effects
associated with the use of vitamin K, though some dermatologists warn that its
benefits have not been thoroughly tested, so results may
use of a K cream significantly lightened circles after 4 months in one study,
but because the cream also contained retinol, researchers aren’t sure which
ingredient deserves credit for the improvement. Retinol alone thickens the
translucent under-eye skin (making it harder to see the dark blood vessels
below) and lightens melanin that makes circles more prominent. Still, it can’t
hurt to try a cream that contains Vitamin K and retinol; the retinol may enhance
K’s ability to penetrate skin and knock out darkness.
PRODUCTS TO TRY:
India it is used in an injectable form to prevent clotting of blood in
dermatological procedures. There are practically no cosmetic products that
contain Vitamin K. However, in the West it is a common ingredient
in eye creams.
Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue ($100; [roughly Rs. 5000!!!]at
sephora.com) harnesses the power of K to visibly brighten the appearance of dark
circles, and includes the antioxidants green tea and vitamin C; and
Quintessence Skin Science Clarifying Under-Eye
Serum ($67; clickpharmacy.com), which contains
both vitamin K and retinol, as well as green tea and vitamins C and
Vitamin K is normally produced by bacteria in the Large Intestine, and dietary
deficiency is extremely rare unless the intestines are heavily damaged, are unable to absorb the
molecule, or due to decreased production by normal flora, as seen in broad
spectrum antibiotic use. So popping vitamin pills is not going to help here.
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Vitamin K is found chiefly in leafy green vegetables; some fruits such as avocado and kiwifruit ;
vegetable oils, notably soybean. Vitamin
K has increased solubility in butter/oil.
You can apply Avocado or soyabean oil under the eyes till our
brands catch up or else ask someone coming from abroad to get you once of these