SkinVance + Zinc FAQ’s

What is SkinVance + Zinc?

SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend of plant-derived phytochemical ingredients and nutrients that optimise skin health, combat hormonal acne and alleviate skin inflammation in the presence of Insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance has several pathological skin manifestations which include:

  • Hormonal acne (especially during teen years or menopause)
  • Androgenetic alopecia
  • Hirsutism (excess hair)
  • Skin pigmentation (acanthosis nigricans)
  • Development of skin tags or polyps (acrochordons) in regions such as the neck, armpits, and groin.
  • Skin inflammation

Insulin resistance (IR) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have also been strongly associated with other skin disorders such as psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by painful nodules, abscesses, and draining pits in regions such as the armpits, buttocks, and groin.

These pathological skin changes all happen as a result of the hormonal effects that elevated insulin levels have either directly on cellular structures in the skin, or indirectly through its regulatory effect on other metabolic pathways involved in the release and regulation of androgenic hormones, inflammatory cytokines, and growth factors.

What is the dosage for SkinVance + Zinc?

Take 1 SkinVance tablet and 1 ZinCol-G tablet daily with meals


What are the side effects of SkinVance + Zinc?

The ingredients contained in SkinVance + Zinc generally have low side-effect profiles even when used for extended periods of time. Side-effects are unlikely to be experienced at the dosages provided by SkinVance + Zinc. For large doses of the individual ingredients, side-effects are mostly of a gastrointestinal nature, including abdominal discomfort or nausea.  To reduce the incidence of side effects, it is recommended that SkinVance + Zinc be taken with meals.

What is hormonal acne?

Most of the acne we are familiar with is hormonal acne, also known as acne vulgaris. Most simply, it is acne that develops due to hormonal changes and imbalance, usually as a result of there being too much male hormone, or testosterone. Testosterone increases how much oil the skin secretes, which can lead to clogged pores. These can then be colonised by a bacterium known as Propionibacterium acnes, irritating the skin cells and leading to inflammation.

Hormonal acne is most common in teenage years when our bodies are undergoing many changes but can arise at any time in your life.

Should I take SkinVance + Zinc every day or only when I have an acne breakout?

Hormonal acne is caused by metabolic and hormonal changes, so while it might only become obvious during a breakout, its underlying causes are likely ticking away in the background. In order to get the best results for SkinVance + Zinc, therefore, it is suggested that you take it every day for a period, either chronically, or at least until you notice the severity and frequency of your breakouts has been drastically reduced.

How are abnormal hair growth or loss, insulin and my hormones linked?

Insulin and hormone balance are tightly connected. When insulin becomes too high, it is able to suppress the action of female hormones and enhance that of male hormones. At the same time, male hormones, like testosterone, are able to cause insulin resistance. What this leads to is a snowball effect where hormones become more imbalanced and insulin resistance increases.

Male hormones are also responsible for causing higher amounts of hair growth, especially on the face. Surprisingly, they are also linked to hair loss on the scalp – otherwise known as male pattern baldness. Higher testosterone caused by insulin resistance can therefore cause excess hair in some areas and unwanted hair loss in others.

What skin conditions can SkinVance + Zinc combat?

At MNI we target the underlying cause of conditions and not just the symptoms. One of the underlying conditions is insulin resistance. This condition can cause hormonal changes and/or imbalances as well as skin conditions.

Hyperpigmentation, Acanthosis Nigricans, hormonal acne, psoriasis, skin tags, mail pattern hair growth, hormonal hair loss, acne in versa and skin inflammation are all symptoms of the condition Insulin Resistance.

SkinVance + Zinc is specifically developed to combat hormonal imbalances and the effects insulin resistance has on the skin.

When can I start seeing results?

Every person’s reaction to treatment is different, but it comes down to your level of Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance is a progressive disease that increases in severity with time, and with that the effect that it has on your skin. If Insulin Resistance as the underlying cause is left untreated the skin condition will return or even increase as insulin resistance increases.

The good news is that it responds well to treatment, the condition and the effects are reversible.

How long should be SkinVance + Zinc used?

Treats SkinVance + Zinc the underlying cause of the problem. Everybody reacts differently to treatment depending on the severity of the condition.

SkinVance + Zinc can be used chronically as a daily supplement for skin health

Must I take the SkinVance + Zinc tablet together?

For optimal results, it is better to take it together.

Can I use SkinVance+ Zinc in conjunction with contraceptives?

SkinVance+ Zinc can be used with oral contraceptives.

Can my teenager use SkinVance+ Zinc?

Yes, teenagers can use SkinVance + Zinc.

More than 85% of teenagers have this common skin problem due to hormonal changes or imbalances. Male hormones increase in both girls and boys during puberty, this hormonal imbalance will lead to an increase in sebum production and acne.

SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend of plant derived (phytochemical) ingredients, vitamin and minerals that helps to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal acne and insulin resistance on the skin.

From what age can kids start to use SkinVance + Zinc?

SkinVance+Zinc can be used from the age that kids present with skin problems, so it would most likely be closer to your teen age years (12).

Can you use SkinVance+ Zinc with other medication?

Yes, you can use SkinVance + Zinc with other medication. Please inform your treating doctor prior.

Hyper pigmentation/ pigmentation and SkinVance + Zinc

Hyper pigmentation can be a sign of the underlying condition called insulin resistance. If insulin resistance is left untreated the pigmentation can return or increase.  SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend that help to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal acne and insulin resistance on the skin.

Can SkinVance + Zinc be used for stubborn acne?

Insulin resistance can be an underlying cause of Acne Vulgaris. With insulin resistance there is an increase in male hormones and insulin leading to an increase in sebum production and acne. If the insulin resistance is left untreated the acne will always return or increase in severity as the level of insulin resistance increase. SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend that helps to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal acne and insulin resistance on the skin.

Pimple outbreak during period and SkinVance+ Zinc

SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend that help to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal acne and insulin resistance on the skin. During the time of a woman’s period there is a lot of hormonal imbalances. SkinVance + Zinc can help with these imbalances.

Is there an increase in acne when you start the product? Initial breakouts?

SkinVance +Zinc should not worsen/increase your acne. Sometimes you are on the brigued of an acne breakout when you start with a new medication. Just continue to use SkinVance + Zinc daily.

Melasma and SkinVance + Zinc

SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend that help to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance on the skin. Melasma also has a component of hormonal change therefore SkinVance +Zinc can assist to optimise your skin health.

Vitiligo and SkinVance+ Zinc

Vitiligo is not related to insulin resistance therefore please consult your healthcare professional for further advice. SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend that help to optimise skin health by combatting the effects of hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance on the skin.

AntaGolin can be used in combination with SkinVance+ Zinc.

We recommend that the patient use the medication most appropriate to their goal for treatment outcome.

SkinVance + Zinc is specifically designed to combat hormonal imbalances and the effects of insulin resistance on the skin. If hormonal acne, or any other skin condition caused by insulin resistance is your main concern we recommend SkinVance + Zinc as our first choice for use in combination with AntaGolin.

Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body’s various connective tissues and forms a dominant part of skin. It has a long history of medical use in cosmetic- and burn-surgery and is commonly used as a supplement to enhance skin and joint health. Research has indicated that collagen supplementation assists with general skin health and wound healing.

Benefits of French Lilac

Galega officinalis is an herbaceous plant native to parts of Europe, western Asia, and  northern Africa. Besides growing wildly, it is also cultivated for ornamental purposes, a forage crop and as a bee plant dedicated to honey production. G. officinalis contains a rich source of phytochemicals. Research into these has led to the discovery of metformin, one of the most famous diabetic and beneficial diabetic drugs which is still the gold standard for type 2 diabetic treatment in the world.

Where can I buy SkinVance + Zinc?
  • Shop Online
  • South Africa: At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
  • Namibia: At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
  • International: Email us at for international purchasing information.
Will my medical aid pay for SkinVance?

SkinVance + Zinc has a NAPPI code, which means that most medical aids will pay for it, as long as you have a medical aid savings option with available savings.

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