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Understanding Vitamin C

Updated: May 1

Vitamin C is considered to be by skin experts as one of the most effective anti-aging treatments. However, the Vitamin C used in commonly found skincare products today comes in the form of L-ascorbic acid. This form of vitamin C is the purest. However, it is also the most volatile form, easily oxidizing in air, heat and light. This common form of topical Vitamin C are formulated at an acid pH to prevent oxidization. This is often too irritating for sensitive skin.

Therefore, it is important to find skincare products with a stabilized form of vitamin C. For example, Ascorbyl Glucoside is a form of stabilized vitamin C. How does it work? Once Ascorbyl Glucoside comes in contact with the skin, this form of vitamin C becomes active and is then delivered into the skin without ever oxidizing. Ascorbyl Glucoside can be tolerated by even the most sensitive skin.

Benefits of Vitamin C:

1. Protects the skin from free radicals to combat against premature aging

Vitamin C is an active antioxidant that protects the skin from the devastating effects of free radicals. The sun, pollution, cigarette smoke and inflammation, are sources of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are missing an electron. Free radicals tend to “steal the missing electron” from our healthy molecules, thus damaging our cells and tissues. This phenomenon is called “oxidative stress”. The stress accelerates the signs of aging, aggravating problematic skin. Resulting in, wrinkles, skin sagging, and pigmentation spots.

Vitamin C neutralizes the action of free radicals by “providing” a missing electron. This action makes it possible to protect the skin daily against environmental aggressions. In turn, preventing the onset of premature aging.

2. Boosts collagen production for younger and firmer skin

Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis. Collagen is one of the most important structural proteins for maintaining the flexibility and firmness of the skin. With age, collagen production slows down and contributes to skin sagging. This intensifies the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C however, is able to increase the ability of our skin to produce collagen. Thus helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Consequently, preventing their appearance and bringing more firmness to the skin.

3. Diminishes pigmentation spots to unify the complexion

Vitamin C assists in controlling hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation spots are related to excessive melanin production (the pigment responsible for skin colorization). Hyperpigmentation can manifest itself in different forms and may arise more specifically with age. Commonly associated with hormonal fluctuations, for example during pregnancy, or in areas with acne scars. Topical vitamin C has the ability to prevent the production of localized melanin, which reduces pigmentation spots and ensures a more luminous and even complexion.

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