How Does Vitamin C Help Skin?


How Does Vitamin C Help Skin?

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Jully Adudu 12 months 1 Answer 293 views Active Member 1

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  1. Vitamin C has a unique status—skincare experts around the world consider it an anti-aging superstar. At Health2Wealth Skin care program, we follow the latest research on vitamin C, and are excited to share how you can incorporate this powerhouse antioxidant ingredient into your skincare routine, no matter your skin type or anti-aging concern.

    Vitamin C for Anti-Aging & Brighter Skin

    There are many forms of vitamin C, and many of them are great for skin—I’ll get to which types work best shortly. They all have potent antioxidant and anti-aging benefits that help mitigate problems both before and after they occur.

    When added to your daily skincare routine, well-formulated products containing vitamin C provide a range of benefits, from helping to even out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impact of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!

    Ascorbic Acid is Vitamin C Royalty

    Ascorbic acid—also known as L-ascorbic acid—has the most skin-related research of any form of vitamin C. For that reason, it’s the form of vitamin C we use most often in our Paula’s Choice Skincare products.

    When properly formulated (this ingredient is finicky), ascorbic acid helps create younger-looking, firmer-feeling skin while signs of uneven skin tone and spots seem to disappear.

    Ascorbic acid also helps skin’s surface defend itself from external stressors, lessening the effects of exposure to the elements.

    There’s more: Ascorbic acid is a powerhouse when mixed with other antioxidants. That approach is the fundamental philosophy here at Health2Wealth Skincare Program. One ingredient, no matter how amazing, is never enough to take the best care of your skin.

    Higher Concentrations of Vitamin C Can Work Wonders

    We are particularly proud of Sodium Ascorbate Royale-C products that provide targeted solutions for stubborn skincare concerns, no matter your skin type.

    While we love our higher concentration vitamin C products, those with lower concentrations also provide stunning results. The higher strengths have benefits for specific concerns, but the lower strengths in some of our moisturizers, toners, and serums also help replenish skin in significant ways, and work beautifully with other beneficial ingredients.

    Research has shown that vitamin C concentrations as low as 0.6% provide antioxidant and anti-aging benefits to skin. So, depending on your concerns, you may do just fine with a regular-strength vitamin C product to smooth, brighten, and replenish skin—especially if the form of vitamin C is one we discuss in the next section.

    Other Forms of Vitamin C

    Although ascorbic acid is definitely an outstanding form of vitamin C, there are other forms that also have notable research demonstrating their stability (when compared to pure ascorbic acid) and efficacy. Those forms include sodium ascorbyl phosphateascorbyl palmitateretinyl ascorbatetetrahexyldecyl ascorbatemagnesium ascorbyl phosphate, and ascorbyl glucoside. 3-O ethyl ascorbic acid is another, although this relatively new form of vitamin C does not have much peer-reviewed research behind it yet.

    Nevertheless, all of these are worthy of your attention when included in a superior moisturizer, serum, essence, or toner.

    Keep in mind that all antioxidants, including pure vitamin C and its more stable variations, remain vulnerable, and will break down if routinely exposed to air and light.

    That means if you want to get the best possible results from your antioxidant-enriched skincare products, then buy only those that are packaged in opaque tubes, air-restrictive bottles, or pump containers so the ingredients remain stable after you start using the product!

    A vitamin C product in a jar isn’t a good purchase!

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