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V I T A M I N  C
A  P O W E R F U L   A N T I O X I D A N T 

 

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Vitamin C is a basic nutrient necessary to maintain the proper structure and functioning of the skin. It stimulates the synthesis of ceramides, responsible for maintaining proper hydration of the skin and protects it from excessive drying. The appropriate composition of ceramides in the skin ensures its firmness and slows down the ageing process of the skin. 

 

Forms of vitamin C can be found in cosmetics

 

Ascorbic acid is the most popular form of vitamin C used in cosmetics. It is a water-soluble vitamin involved in numerous metabolic processes of the human body.

 

Ascorbic acid is one of the most commonly used vitamins in cosmetics. In this form, vitamin C is added to creams to affect collagen synthesis and slow down oxidation processes. An additional effect of this acid is brightening and improving skin tone, because it inhibits the process of melanin production, acting as a depigmenter. Vitamin C contained in topical preparations is easily oxidized in contact with air and degraded under the influence of light and heat, and its absorption through the skin and absorption depends on the concentration of ascorbic acid and the pH of the medium. Penetration of the compound contained in topical preparations through the thick stratum corneum is possible if their pH is lower than 3.5. Ascorbic acid can penetrate the stratum corneum as long as there is an ion exchange on the surface of the molecule. Preparations with such a low reaction, however, have an irritating effect on the skin.

Ascorbyl Glucoside it is made from vitamin C and natural starch. It works in the deeper layers of the epidermis, as well as in the dermis. It inhibits the production of melanin, reduces discoloration and rebuilds collagen.

 

Ascorbyl Palmitate it is a derivative of vitamin C with high stability, but low biological activity. It works on the surface of the skin, it does not stimulate collagen.

 

Sodium ascorbyl phospate (SAP), this form of vitamin C has a similar effect as magnesium salt of ascorbyl phosphate. In addition, however, it has strong antibacterial properties, has anti-acne properties already at a concentration of 1% in the cosmetic.

 

Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate it is currently the most effective form of vitamin C used in cosmetics, appreciated especially for the effective reduction of skin discoloration. In addition, it does not cause irritation and can be used in the summer.

It is also characterized by particular durability against light, heat and oxidation. It has a multidirectional effect: anti-aging, revitalizing and whitening. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, activates the multiplication of keratinocytes and fibroblasts, prevents the oxidation of sebum, protects against UV rays and the formation of erythema. Recent studies also show that the product strongly eliminates age spots, including severe discoloration.

How it Works

As an antioxidant, it protects. The vitamin is also acidic triggering skin to repair and create more collagen. And finally, vitamin C naturally inhibits the pigmentation process. 

Diet with  Vitamin C can positively impact the skin too. Oranges, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower, roasted red peppers and cantaloupe.

Easily one of the most time-tested, proven ingredients in skincare, vitamin C supports critical skincare needs, it protects, brightens, and boosts collagen.

Make it Routine

If you're concerned with pigmentation, your skincare should includes an effective exfoliation to move things along, plus a sunscreen and vitamin C serum to keep future pigmentation away.

Why is it worth using vitamin C

 

Intracellular and extracellular oxidative stress initiated by free radicals is one of the causes of skin aging, manifested by the formation of wrinkles and skin pigmentation disorders. The factor that increases the content of free radicals in the skin is ultraviolet radiation, hence all compounds with antioxidant activity, neutralizing free radicals in the skin, prevent the aging process induced by ultraviolet radiation, referred to as photoaging. Vitamin C activates antibodies and increases resistance to various infectious agents, slows down skin photoaging processes also by inhibiting the biosynthesis of abnormal elastin. Prevents the formation of erythema caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Vitamin C is a basic nutrient necessary to maintain the proper structure and functioning of the skin. Stimulates the synthesis of ceramides, lipid compounds found in the stratum corneum, responsible for maintaining proper skin hydration.

One More Thing!

Good vitamin C product needs to be in an opaque or amber bottle, away from the ability of light to break it down.

It also isn't a highly penetrating ingredient, which means it has to be purposefully built into a formulation to get to where it needs to go in the skin to have the desired impact.

Unlike hyaluronic acid and Collagen, vitamin C isn't produced by the body on its own accord. 

What should you not mix with vitamin C?

AHAs and BHAs, such as glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids should never be used with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an acid, too, and is unstable, so the pH balance will be thrown off by layering these ingredients together and might as well be useless.

Retinol shouldn’t be used with Vitamin C either, because they’re both active ingredients. Retinol helps build collagen but it also creates skin cell turnover, so using it with an acid like Vitamin C can cause more irritation. Instead, use retinol at night and Vitamin C during the day. Retinol tends to work better with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

Niacinamide is found with Vitamin C in some multi-ingredient serums as antioxidants, but it’s never a good idea to layer them together. Both ingredients are helpful for improving acne, but used together, they can actually trigger breakouts and their helpful properties can be diminished. If you have to use them together, apply them at least 10 minutes apart.

Make sure to check your product’s use-by date. If the product has darkened or otherwise changed color, the vitamin C has likely oxidized. Although the product is still safe to use, it no longer carries the same benefits.

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