Vitamin C

The Holy Grail of Skin Care

Benefits

  • Evens out skin tones

  • Antioxidant – shields skin from visible impact of environmental pollution

  • Significantly improves skin hydration

  • Refresh, visibly firm and renew skin

  • Improves skin brightness and fights against ageing

  • Increases collagen & elastin production

  • Inhibits melanin production reducing pigmentation

Vitamin C is one of those nutrients that the body can’t create or store, but it’s essential for proper bodily functions. You need to get it into your diet through your food or your skin care products.

When it comes to skin health, vitamin C helps to improve the brightness and tone of your skin. It’s an antioxidant that fights against signs of ageing, helping to repair the cells and avoid free radical damage. The free radicals often lead to pigmentation issues, sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging (not to mention skin cancer).

It’s been said by industry experts that the combination of one of the best vitamin c serums and a high SPF during the day, paired with a retinol cream or serum at night is the only arsenal you need to fight the signs of ageing.

Vitamin C is something of a mega ingredient; it encourages collagen production, helps brighten dark spots and pigmentation from sun damage and protects the skin from free radicals. Not only that, but it’s also great at reducing inflammation, softens rough skin texture and gives you one hell of a natural glow (meaning you can forgo even the best highlighter).

There are many forms of vitamin C – they all have potent antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits that help mitigate problems both before and after they occur. To identify which form is best for your skin type or skin condition, speak with our skin specialist.

Common Forms of Vitamin C

The follwing are forms of Vitamin C as they may appear on skin care ingredient lists – Ascorbic Acid (L-Ascorbic Acid); Ascorbyl Palmitate; Sodium Ascorbate; Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate; Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP); Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THDA) (also denoted Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate); Ascorbyl Glucoside; Ascorbyl Glucosamine; Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate.

When added to your daily routine, Vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!

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