ALEX TAYLOR SPILLS ON SKIN NUTRITION FROM THE INSIDE OUT
As the Co-Founder of Perelel, Alex Taylor believes that nutrient knowledge is power.
When she became pregnant, Alex discovered that there was essentially no regulation in the prenatal industry, no specifications around the ingredients included, and perhaps worst of all, little information as to what should even be in a prenatal. What was even more surprising was that this applied to the entire category of vitamins, too. Turns out, timing is critical in nutrition—not only during pregnancy, but other stages of a woman's reproductive lifecycle, too.
Along with her Co-founder Tori, Alex teamed up with Dr. Banafsheh Bayati, who joined as Medical Co-Founder, to run point on formulation and medical community relations. Together, they’ve built Perelel - the first and only vitamin founded by an OB/GYN, offering targeted nutrition for wherever a woman is in her reproductive lifecycle. Their mission is to create a world with more healthy, supported women.They’’re dedicated to being the most credible experts in pregnancy, supporting women with doctor-made, targeted nutrition for all of their reproductive health needs from conception through postpartum.
Use code FURTUNA for 20% off unparalleled vitamin support for every phase of life at perelelhealth.com
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TOPICS YOU SPEAK TO AT PERELEL IS THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOAVAILABILITY. CAN YOU SHARE WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED?
We believe in choosing clean ingredients you can trust. For me, that means selecting high-quality ingredients in their most absorbable, bioavailable formats. Like Furtuna Skin, we try to educate around the importance of Bioavailability. This is the proportion of a nutrient that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect. Absorption is the movement of nutrients from pill form to the systemic circulation. Bioavailability is the extent to which absorption occurs. A lot of things affect bioavailability and timing is a crucial part of the puzzle. For skin, Furtuna Skin addresses this through Chrononutrition. At Perelel, that means choosing clean, high-quality ingredients in their most bioavailable formats. But what does that really mean?
Your body has to do less work to get the maximum amount of nutrients from our vitamins. Here’s the breakdown:
→ No synthetic colors or additives.
→ Doctor-recommend, research-backed doses.
→ Supporting nutrients that are better together.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU RECOMMEND AVOIDING?
When there’s any doubt or question as to the safety of an ingredient, Perelel prefers to take the safe option and skip it altogether. One of our goals is to always empower women to make their own informed choices so we’ve made it a little easier for you to do the same. Our team of doctors and resident toxicologist have identified the Unclean 15—a list of potentially toxic, unsafe ingredients to avoid during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and when you’re trying to conceive. So you can make empowered, informed decisions about your health. While we have your vitamins and Furtuna Skin has your skincare covered, now you can review the ingredients of all other products or supplements you come in contact with.
Use the UNCLEAN 15 CHECKER. Select your product type + paste your ingredient list to see if it's pregnancy-safe. Full ingredient lists should be listed on all websites - if not, perhaps it’s best to find a more transparent option.
UNCLEAN 15 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:
- Retinol + Retinoids
- Titanium Dioxide
- Sodium Benzoate
- Salicylic Acid
- Artificial Colors + Dyes
- BHT + BHA
- Aluminum Additives
- Synthetic Nitrates
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FURTUNA SKIN PRODUCTS?
Cleaning Oil Balm: As a mom of two and founder, this luxurious cleanser is a comforting double cleanse in one wash. The olive oil dissolves makeup, sunscreen, and debris while olive leaf water provides a second level of cleansing by rinsing away water-soluble particles, such as dirt, dead skin and pollution
Biphase Moisturizing Oil: This product gives my tired skin an instant flow! The botanically infused olive oil and nutrient-rich olive leaf water visibly plump, protect, and replenish skin’s moisture barrier to leave skin glowing. Perfect to add a few drops into foundation for a speedy daytime look or I wear it solo on days I skip makeup altogether.
LXR06 Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Good Fats = Great Skin! I am a big believer in bioavailability and a daily tablespoon of this ingestible elixir provides a complete balanced diet for skin with a variety of bio-absorbable vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Perfect ritual with my daily Perelel Women’s . Other amazing facts about the power of EVOO:
- High content of Phenols with antioxidant properties to protect and brighten skin for a radiant complexion
- Healthy Fatty Acids provide strong anti-inflammatory properties and help breakdown and enhance the absorption of fat soluble nutrients and Vitamins (A, D, E, and K).
- Sterols promote youthful glow, reduce trans-epidermal water loss to improve hydration, & locks in moisture
- Vitamins E & K repair skin’s moisture barrier and help protect & support collagen production
- Squalene balances sebum and protects skin’s moisture barrier
- Verbascoside helps reduce the appearance of dark spots
Like Perelel, Furtuna Skin believes in delivering the right nutrients at the right time for peak performance. Kim Walls recently broke down Pregnancy Safe Skin approach for the first trimester on Perelel’s Folio. Read more here.
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