6 Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum
There has been a lot of hype in the media about Vitamin C serums, many think that's all it is, but studies have shown that topical Vitamin C does have beneficial effects on skin cells. So if you want to look younger (and who doesn't?) read on...
Vitamin C Promotes Collagen Production...
The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and its role in Collagen production make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Stimulation of Collagen production leads to younger looking skin reducing the appearance of fine lines, but more importantly sagging that can occur near the jawline and neck area. Since Vitamin C increases Collagen production in the skin, acute and chronic damage can be reduced as more Collagen is stimulated and produced, reducing the effects of loose and sagging skin tone and texture.
An Unknown Benefit of Vitamin C Prevents and Treats Ultra Violet (UV)-induced Photo Damage.
Vitamin C protects skin from sun damage especially from UVA and UVB rays. In addition to providing protection from damaging UVB (burn) rays; Vitamin C helps to reduce the effects of aging from UVA (aging) rays therefore reducing the appearance of age spots, wrinkles and other sun damage. We all know that the sun is our enemy in the wrinkle and spots department so the good news is, is that Vitamin C combats BOTH. For thorough protection to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, grab our Vitamin C Moisturizer SPF 30 sunscreen and apply over the Vitamin C products.
Did You Know Vitamin C Reduces Skin Discoloration and Pigmentation?
One of the best cosmetic attributes to using a Vitamin C serum or any product with Vitamin C, is that it helps to reduce the discoloration of current age spots, sun spots, Melasma patches and redness-creating a more uniform complexion. Over time and with consistent use and a good Zinc-based Sunscreen to help protect from sun exposure, spots will fade and skin will appear brighter and lighter.
Use Vitamin C for Younger, Brighter, and Healthier Skin!
Because Vitamin C is an antioxidant, it reduces the damaging effects that free radicals can have on the skin. Free radicals created from pollution, UVA and UVB sun exposure, poor diet and lifestyle can wreak havoc on Collagen production and peptides in the skin, creating fine lines and wrinkles, sagging and also pigmentation. Therefore, Vitamin C is your preemptive strike against these and other signs of aging.
Can Vitamin C Reduce Under-Eye Circles & Puffiness?
Another advantage of using Vitamin C Serum is that it helps to reduce dark under-eye circles. It can also reduce puffiness around the eyes. Dark under-eye circles and puffiness make us look tired and older than we actually are. Using this product gives you a more youthful, bright, and vibrant appearance.
Other Benefits of Vitamin C Include Improving Hydration via Exfoliation...
Dry skin plagues many of us during the year and can be caused by a build up of dead skin cells. For those, Vitamin C is a must. With topical Vitamin C, you can enjoy deeply quenched, hydrated skin as it naturally exfoliates the outer layer allowing your other hydrating serums and creams to penetrate deeper. Too much Vitamin C on sensitive skin can cause over exfoliation, so no need to go overboard. Rid yourself of dry, itchy, flaky skin and achieve a youthful, dewy glow by adding a vitamin C rich product like our Vitamin C Serum made with 20% Vitamin C rich herbal extracts of: Noni Fruit, Amalaki Berry, Orange Peel, Acerola Cherry and Rosehips.
With so many benefits of Vitamin C serum, it's time to add a Vitamin C product to your routine, but do so wisely. Research studies have found that products containing 20% Vitamin C are most effective. More than 20% has the reverse effect, and less than 20% has very little or no effect at all. Also, check the ingredient listing for Vitamin C derivatives that are made with natural ingredients (ie: Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) as these compounds provide similar activity of the more active form Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic), but with much better stability. Thereby reducing the "browning" effects that is most commonly caused by the oxidation and degradation of L-Ascorbic Vitamin C in products.