We know vitamin C is good for us. Say you have a cold, you’ll probably be offered a fresh glass of OJ. But it’s not just great for fighting the winter woes., your skin loves it too!
The big C’s antioxidant properties, and its role in collagen synthesis, make it an important molecule for skin health. When absorbed topically and through diet, the ascorbic acid gives your skin cells a health boost. It helps to even out skin tone, shields skin from noticeable impacts of pollution, improves hydration, and keeps you looking younger. And in some cases, it can also aid in the prevention and treatment of UV-induced photo-damage.
Get brighter, more toned skin. Up your Vitamin C levels.
Not all vitamin C treatments are the same. Various forms of it are used in different products. There are several different types of this vitamin to be aware of.
Ascorbic acid is the most common, especially in skincare. It absorbs quickly and boasts the highest potency. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) comes in second, as a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C. It’s beneficial in lower amounts. And, there’s also Ester-C, a form that’s combined with Calcium Ascorbate.
When it comes to skincare, Ascorbic Acid is really the one you want.
In food, the vitamin can start breaking down if exposed to air. This is why it’s essential to invest in quality air-tight containers, so you’re maximising its effectiveness.
Vitamin C is a popular ingredient in the Nerium family of skincare. Its natural, anti-ageing properties makes this vitamin a superstar in our products. Its collagen-rebuilding strengths as well as antioxidant power, protects the skin from age-causing free radicals.
This means it produces electrons to neutralise free radicals created in the skin after oxidative stress – which is the scientist’s definition of sun damage. While the vitamin doesn’t protect skin like SPF does, it minimises the damage you can’t see, which is equally as important in the years to come.
We love vitamin C.
Take our Illumaboost, for example. It’s vitamin C components help brighten your skin and maintain healthy molecular structure.
Do your skin a favour and give it a double dose of vitamin C. Choose the right topical treatment for your skin and pack your diet full of oranges… plus strawberries, papaya, kiwifruit, pineapple, and mango. All the yummy things.