Vitamin C is advertised on everything from skin care products to dietary supplements, so by now you’ve probably figured out, that it’s good for you, but do you have an understanding of why?
While vitamin C is considered a powerhouse ingredient, in order to get the biggest benefit topically and internally, it’s important to understand all of the different benefits, the different forms of C, the application process, and how to choose the highest quality products incorporating the ingredient, so you’re not wasting your time or money.
First, what does it do?
Vitamin C is a potent, naturally occurring antioxidant, that is used in skincare, to apply topically to treat, and prevent a variety of skin conditions to include:
• Reducing appearance of aging
• Creating the appearance of a brighter, more even complexion
• Lessens the appearance of temporary redness
• Protecting skin from environmental stressors
• Reducing the appearance of dullness
• Minimizing the onset of lines and wrinkles
• Brightening and lightening the look of your skin
Vitamin C taken internally, has additional benefits, treating the common cold, boosting the immune system, boosting mood, protecting against environmental stressors, and supporting a healthy heart, and from a skin perspective, vitamin C is linked to reducing cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone, that can lead to skin conditions (think acne, eczema, dullness), also, a decrease in muscle tissue, and an increase in belly fat.
Okay, so yes we have included lots of vitamin c in both our Age Corrective and Vitality Super Vitamin skincare by the way of rosehips, watermelon, spirulina, wheatgrass, gogi and so on. Its in both the creams and the serums but there is more in the serum, because it’s a treatment product, but I do recommend taking some vitamin c internally too. Basically, include any of those ingredients, pop them into your cereal, onto your salad, into yogurt.