Vitamin C - Benefits for Skin
24 August 2022 | Admin
Vitamin C plays a large role in skin health and it is one of the best ingredients in skincare products, helping you achieve healthy, glowing skin
Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient, science-backed and a dermatologist favourite, that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and acne. One of the best effects of vitamin C is that it boosts collagen production, keeping skin firm and maintaining skin elasticity.
Protects from free radical damage
Vitamin C is one of the best power antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage (toxins) caused by the environment, ie air pollution. Free radicals can damage the skin and applying topical Vitamin C may improve the skins’ overall appearance.
Protection from harmful ultraviolet rays
Vitamin C may also help to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays when used in combination with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Clinical studies have shown that combining Vitamin C with other topical ingredients such as Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E, can diminish redness and help protect the skin from long-term damages caused by harmful sun rays.
Age Spots and Hyper-Pigmentation
Vitamin C can minimise the appearance of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation by blocking the production of pigment in the skin. It also helps to inhibit the enzyme responsible for producing melanin which plays a key role in combating dark spots.
It promotes the synthesis of collagen and ceramides, has anti-inflammatory activity and is thus used by dermatologists in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions like acne. It will help reduce skin redness and soothe the skin. Ascorbic Acid and its derivatives have a strong antioxidative effect on the skin, especially in combination with Vitamin E.