Vitamin C, a powerhouse performer is truly your skin’s best friend when it comes to the prevention of early aging. Being a potent antioxidant, vitamin C helps to protect the skin from free-radicals - nasty molecules designed to induce premature aging and other forms of environmental stressors such as the wind, pollution, and sun rays. When applied directly to the skin, vitamin C can provide stunning results.
Used daily, vitamin C helps to:
- Reduce skin irritation, brown spots, and discolorations
- Revive the production of collagen for firmer and smoother skin
- You look younger by minimizing wrinkles
- Reduce the harsh effects of stress and sunlight
- Reduce inflammation and redness
- Revive dull skin
In addition to its abilities to heal and strengthen skin, research has proven that vitamin C, when included in well-formulated skincare products, can travel deeply beneath the skin’s surface layers to improve healing, repair damaged skin cells, and smooth the epidermis; the skin’s outer layer. In other words, say goodbye to chronic dryness, fine lines, and dull skin.
Forms & Stability
Vitamin C comes in many forms including ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and ascorbyl glucosamine and the stability of each form differs. When included in topical skincare products, both ascorbyl palmitate and sodium ascorbyl phosphate are two stable and efficient forms of vitamin C. While the forms of vitamin C differ, when applied topically, all forms of vitamin C provide amazing benefits and results for skin.
Note: Vitamin C like all antioxidants will lose its stability when exposed to air and light. In other words, if healthy, vibrant skin is truly your goal, purchase products enclosed in opaque bottles and or tubes designed to minimize air exposure. NO clear or jar packaging.
Vitamins alone are healthy choices to ingest and apply to the skin. However, if anti-aging is a concern, vitamin C is a fabulous choice due to its ability to promote healthy collagen production and minimize wrinkles. And like all potent antioxidants, vitamin C works best when combined with other antioxidants such as green tea, pomegranate, and niacinamide. For best results, incorporate vitamin C into your daily beauty regimen and follow with a well-formulated sunscreen 365 days a year.
Early Wrinkle Prevention
Sources: Michels, A. (2011, September). Vitamin c and skin health. Retrieved November 12, 2014 from Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute Web site: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/skin/vitaminC/
Cheers to healthy and happy skin!
K.D. Gates \ celsaderm.com
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