Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has multiple benefits for our overall health. Furthermore, and focusing on skin health, it can be used topically to prevent the effects of photoageing.
Most plants and animals synthesize naturally this amazing vitamin from glucose, but humans and some other vertebrates need to acquire it from external sources as by eating citrus fruits and certain vegetables. Today we know that the most effective way to supply our skin with Vitamin C is to apply it directly on the skin, do you want to know how and why?
Vitamin C in Cosmetics
Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is nowadays one of the most popular ingredients in the cosmetic field. Vitamin C is a water-soluble substance that can be eliminated through urine very easily which means that it cannot be stored in the body. Therefore, we recommend not only to ingest it as a part of a healthy diet but also apply it directly on the skin. Using skin care products or treatments that contain the appropriate concentration of this vitamin is the most effective way to make sure that the substance reaches the skin cells maximizing its unique effects.
- Powerful Antioxidant
Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals preventing the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that would damage our cell DNA, therefore, it helps us to prevent Oxidative Stress and premature skin aging.
- Sun Damage Protection
Its antioxidant effects protect our skin from photodamage from the inside helping to revert in certain degree the damage caused by sun exposure, but it does not absorb UV rays, so it is no substitute for sunscreen. Use Vitamin C this summer and protect your skin thoroughly from sun damage to make your skin look healthier and smoother!
- Anti-ageing Properties
With age, the body produces less collagen. Consequently, our skin suffers gradual loss of skin elasticity which leads to the formation of wrinkles. Vitamin C boosts collagen production helping to prevent and/or attenuate the signs of skin ageing.
- Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing
This excellent Vitamin promotes the regeneration of damaged cells. It helps our skin to recover from sunburn, erythema and it can reduce inflammation.
- Depigmenting Agent
Vitamin C can help us to even skin tone and is also used to treat hyperpigmentations as it can interrupt the key steps of melanogenesis.