An urban beauty solution

One of its newly launched six-strong range of VMS solutions, Radiant Beauty Complex by Urban Essentials has been specifically formulated to support urban beauty regimes in an ethical and sustainable way.

Designed to combat the negative impacts of city life – pollution, stress, poor diet and sun exposure – the Urban Essentials formulation comprises over 20 essential nutrients chosen to support beauty from within.

As well as the core ingredients frequently included in a beauty supplement – vitamins B2, B6, B12, C, D3 & E, selenium, zinc and biotin – the brand has also added hyaluronic acid to hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, collagen-building ingredients and potent natural plant extracts.

These include the essential amino acids lysine and proline required for collagen creation; gotu kola to support peripheral circulation and vein health; grape seed extract which is thought to help maintain healthy blood vessels and capillary integrity as well as being a source of antioxidants.

Rosehip extract naturally contains flavonoids and polyphenols, micronutrients high in antioxidants as well as vitamin C to support healthy looking skin and anti-inflammatory silica (sourced from bamboo) for healthy hair, skin and nails. It is a glue-like substance that keeps collagen strong and flexible, and has a role in water retention, and cell repair and renewal.

Alfalfa is also included ­– high in vitamin K, it also contains many vitamin C and folic acid, and supports the hair and nail growth of – along with blackberry and bilberry, which are both high in antioxidants and polyphenols.

“All our products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest GMP standards, using 100% green renewable energy,” says Kieran Doyle, the brand’s products director. “We use no additives or chemicals in production and our products are free of magnesium stearate. We carry out over 100 separate checks and tests during sourcing, production and packing to ensure a perfect result. Clean, ethical manufacturing!”