Do you really need a Vitamin C product in your skincare regimen?
The answer is yes! Here is why...
Vitamin C is a popular ingredient and has been highly recommended by dermatologists for decades. Its benefits, and uses are backed up by extensive data, making this ingredient one of the most researched ones.
Taking care of your skin has been so commercialized that I think we have forgotten why skin care is so important. Our skin is the largest organ, and it has many vital functions, such as:
Provides a barrier against external aggressors such as bacteria, UV rays etc.
Prevents water loss
Regulates body temperature
Produces vitamin D etc.
The inner dermal layer of the skin provides the skin elasticity and strength and it’s made up to 75% with collagen, which is produced by Vitamin C. Normal skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C, more than any other tissue. This concentration comes from our diet because our skin cannot produce vitamin C.
Many studies have been conducted to determine if topical Vitamin C has the same effect as systemic Vitamin C and the results demonstrate that the right Vitamin C product can have the same effects on the skin (sometimes even better) than the Vitamin C taken through diet.
What are Vitamin C benefits?
1. Collagen formation. Vitamin C is a necessary cofactor in the collagen production process, without which this process cannot be done. Collagen gives our skin volume, strength and elasticity. Age and UV rays destroy or reduce collagen production that’s why our skin starts looking older. Consistent usage of Vitamin C will prevent this premature aging and keep our skin young for longer.
2. Neutralizes free radicals. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant; it scavenges free radicals from environmental factors of UV rays. These free radicals can damage the skin at a cellular level and cause wrinkles, dark spots and even skin cancer. Studies show that Vitamin C is particularly effective at reducing skin oxidative damage when it is used in conjunction with vitamin E.
3. Lightens dark spots. Melanin is a pigment in the skin that also absorbs harmful UV rays. Dark spots indicate that your skin has been damaged and Vitamin C can help lighten them because it inhibits melanin production. In addition, Vitamin C can lighten even red scarring post-acne
4. Other: strengthens the skin barrier, helps with wound healing, prevents skin aging.
Who can use it, when and how?
The best thing about Vitamin C is that it is suitable for every skin type. The most researched type of Vitamin C is pure vitamin C also known as Ascorbic Acid. This form of Vitamin C can be a little irritating for sensitive, there are other options like Vitamin C derivatives. It can be used every day, morning or night. It is preferred to be used in the morning because it will make a powerful protecting duo with sunscreen. Our Vitamin C+ Booster is now back and better than ever. Add this to your routine to get that boost of C that you know you need!