Vitamin C In Skin Care
Posted by Sharmani on March 7th, 2011
Definitely rating high up on my list of effective skin care ingredients, Vitamin C is one of those ingredients that comes with considerable scientific evidence to support its use.
When formulated appropriately, Vitamin C delivers two significant skin benefits:
- It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, which forms part of the skin’s supporting network.
- It is an antioxidant, which helps to fight free radical damage associated with skin aging.
These two attributes mean that Vitamin C can help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin’s texture.
What’s even better is that studies have shown that Vitamin C can also:
- Reduce the appearance of skin discolorations
- Strengthen skin’s barrier response and
- Reduce inflammation
It’s an important ingredient to include in any skin care regimen, especially if aging is a concern.
Ascorbic acid is the most widely used form of Vitamin C in skin care, but it is highly unstable. For that reason, look for stabilized forms including L-ascorbic acid, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate and ascorbyl glucosamine.
Look for Vitamin C in a wide range of products such as:
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