The Benefits of Vitamin C in Skin Care

beautiful young girl with a clean fresh skinAntioxidants bring life back to your skin while glycolic acid helps to deliver moisture and hydration. The combination of the two can bring fullness to your complexion resulting in radiant skin. Combine an antioxidant at night. Combine with once a month glycolic acid peels for improved texture and tone.

Vitamin C is not just for fighting colds. It is also used in many skin care products today and is a beneficial component that everyone should be using in their daily skin care programs.

There is no magic…

There are many ingredients to make your skin more youthful, but there are certain foods the skin needs to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Powerful antioxidants, such as topical Vitamin C, can help protect the skin’s support structure from UV-related damage, improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, promote collagen production, reduce inflammation, and lighten hyperpigmentation.

A proven range for Vitamin C efficacy for anti-aging and sun-damaged skin is between 0.3% and 10%. The best forms of Vitamin C for stable and effective skin care purposes are ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid. These two forms of Vitamin C are more easily absorbed into the skin. Together with Vitamin E, Vitamin C can be delivered further down into the dermis maximizing the benefits of both antioxidants. All antioxidants are vulnerable to deterioration in the presence of light and air. Over time if you notice your products containing Vitamin C change in color, it is time to throw it out and replace it. If a product does not come in airtight, opaque packaging, don’t buy it!

Three products I recommend to give you your daily Vitamin C are Bellederm C-ell Renu 10% Vitamin C Serum, iS Clinical Super Serum and iS Clinical C & E Serum Advanced.