Ron Robinson

Cosmetic
Chemist

Ron Robinson is as obsessed with trying skin-and hair-care products as you are. Robinson has developed products for Clinique, Estée Lauder, Revlon, Avon, and Lancôme, and now runs BeautyStat, an online community where women can discuss their cosmetics questions with experts like himself.

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AVIVA Expert: Ron Robinson

What I like about Aviva hair supplements is that they take a comprehensive approach to treating hair that lacks fullness and thickness. Plus, unlike other hair vitamin supplements on the market, Aviva is 100% fish-free and gluten-free.
Full, thick, gleaming hair is one of the most coveted of all beauty attributes … but you don’t have to be a “chosen one” to have great hair. True, genetics do play a role, but the impetus for a great mane is often a healthy body. Let’s face it, lackluster locks sometimes happen – even to those of us who once had an amazing head of hair. Factors like poor nutrition, stress, hormonal issues and fluctuations, poor circulation, and even some prescription medications can all affect our strands. So how do you know when your hair texture goes from “needing a new style to create the illusion of fullness” to “I should be looking for products to help combat my breakage, splitting or loss?” Take a look at how you’re treating your hair and body. Provided you keep your hair conditioned and hydrated and do all you can to protect it from daily environmental assaults and repeated chemical treatments, your problem may lie within, and getting – or reclaiming – enviable tresses may require alternative measures. Some vitamins are superstars at producing enviably healthy hair. If your diet is sketchy, seek out supplements that contain powerful – yet safe – concentrations of the following: Biotin (Vitamin H) – Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, supports healthy insulin function within the body. When insulin is impaired, hair loss and reduced hair growth can occur. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – When it comes to a great mane, Pantothenic acid is a major player. This water-soluble vitamin supports healthy adrenal gland functions and also helps regulate stress hormones. Adequate levels of Pantothenic acid prevent hair loss, stave off grays, and – bonus! – are also good for your nails. Folic Acid – Folic acid helps renew the cells associated with hair growth. Upping your intake of this vitamin could mean great things for your hair. While there is no shortage of supplements on the market that promise you the coif of your dreams, not all of them incorporate the proper ingredients at the most effective levels. A newer entrant to the hair supplement scene is Aviva. Aviva is a safe, effective supplement containing the heavy-hitters above, plus Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium, and Boron. It also features Penta-Plex and TetraPlex Complexes – proprietary blends designed to get you the gorgeous mane you deserve.