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Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and Folic Acid for Vitiligo

There is scientific evidence that people with vitiligo are short on vitamin C, vitamin B12, and folic acid.  The relationship of vitamin C and folic acid has been reported in dermatological literature, most extensively by Montes, a world-renowned expert on the role of vitamins and nutrition in the treatment of vitiligo. Vitamin C may protect against oxidative destruction caused by reduced folates in the body. Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin C may also lead to folic acid deficiency in people who have folate levels on the low end of normal. Moreover, vitamin C is necessary for complete metabolism of tyrosine, phenylalanine, and dihydroxyphenylalanine, key components of melanin production. Some people have reported depigmenting when taking ultra-high doses of vitamin C, although it is considered unstable as an intentional depigmenting agent. When used at ultra-high dosages, vitamin C interrupts key steps in melanogenesis. It interacts with copper ions at the tyrosinase-active site and inhibits action of the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby decreasing melanin formation. Recouleur® is not formulated with an ultra-high dosage of vitamin C. Rather, it contains 60 mg of vitamin C – 100% of the Daily Value (DV). Supplementing with the recommended DV of vitamin C is particularly important for patients undergoing phototherapy because there is evidence that exposure to UV light depletes vitamin C levels. Furthermore, vitamin C has proven antioxidant properties that limit damage from long-term exposure to UVA and UVB.  UVA and UVB phototherapy are commonly used to treat vitiligo. It can be administered through a dermatologist’s office, home phototherapy, or natural sunlight. Vitamins alone or in conjunction with phototherapy (combination therapy for vitiligo) can play a part in vitiligo’s repigmentation. Recouleur® Dietary Supplement contains C, B12, and folic acid making it easier to add to your vitiligo treatment.

In future blogs, we’ll delve into the other vitamins vitiligo sufferers typically lack.  Next up: vitamin B12 followed by folic acid.

Vitiligo Vitamin & Book Bundled Offer – Save $20

  Buy 1 jar Recouleur® Vitamins and get the book Skin Deep: A Mind / Body Program for Healthy Skin for $5.

Skin Deep presents a new way to deal with skin disorders via psychodermatology. Stress can exacerbate vitiligo or even trigger an outbreak of white patches. Recognize stress in your life, learn to reduce and control it, understand how it can exacerbate vitiligo and other skin conditions. Author Ted Grossbart has been a keynote speaker at vitiligo conferences alongside Recouleur® founder Audrey VanStockum.  Regular price $25.21, this book is $5 when you buy 1 jar Recouleur®. That’s a $20 savings!

What is Camouflage Makeup Spray or Air Stocking?


Air Stocking is a spray makeup. Envision a spray-paint can that mists skin-colored foundation onto your body.

To apply it, shake the can. Spray it on your skin. Let it dry.

Camouflage Makeup spray is easy to use shake and spray
This spray makeup covers vitiligo, spider veins, tattoos, bruises and all skin imperfections. Use on feet, legs, arms, elbows, hands, chest, back – anywhere you have something you want to cover.

This cover up makeup is water resistant. It will not come off when wet. You can wear it swimming or in the rain. Pat dry, do not rub.  If you rub it while wet, it will come off.

To remove it, wash with soap and water. Read more in our FAQs.

Camouflage Makeup Spray Air Stocking easily conceals vitiligo, tattoos, and other skin imperfections.  It takes less steps compared to other camouflage cosmetics.

Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray Now Available!

Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray is a New Offering in the Recouleur® Family of Vitiligo Products


Recouleur® offers vitamins and products to help people with vitiligo announces the strategic addition of Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray to its ever-growing family of vitiligo products

PROSPECT HEIGHTS (June 2016) – Camouflage Makeup Spray is a new perfect complement to Recouleur®’s line of vitiligo products and will become part of a family of products used by patients and dermatologists in the management of the skin disorder vitiligo.  Camouflage Makeup Spray Air Stocking easily conceals vitiligo, spider veins, tattoos, bruises, port wine spots and all skin imperfections. There are five colors available.  Men, women, and children can use it. A full coverage one step spray makeup to cover up vitiligo simplifies applying corrective cosmetics by eliminating the need for tools, multiple steps and multiple products.  It’s easy to apply – just shake and spray.

Air Stocking for Legs and Body
Camouflage Makeup Spray Covers Vitiligo

A spokesperson for explained, “There are times when you want to take more vitamins because of stress in an effort to ward off this trigger of pigment loss.  There are other times when you want to cover up your vitiligo with camouflage cosmetics. We carried Camouflage Makeup Spray several years ago.  We’re thrilled at the return of this full coverage makeup spray that’s applied in one step. Our customers have been begging for it.”

Twelve years ago Recouleur® Dietary Supplement was launched as a convenient way to add the vitamins and minerals vitiligo sufferers are deficient in in one convenient daily tablet.  Created by Audrey VanStockum, a vitiligo sufferer, the company remains true to its mission of “Helping People with Vitiligo.”

About Recouleur®: Recouleur® is a Chicago based company founded in 2003 that is dedicated to helping vitiligo patients find supplements that help with their skin condition. Recouleur® products are used daily by vitiligo sufferers around the world. They also offer helpful tips and treatment information to guide people dealing with vitiligo. The site is regularly updated with new articles and resources together with the latest and best products and vitiligo supplements