WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is a naturally occurring water-soluble vitamin which has been found to have a lot of benefits when applied topically to the skin. The chemically active form of vitamin C is L-Ascorbic acid. Oral administration of vitamin C results in inadequate bioavailable dermatological amounts and so topical forms of vitamin C are preferable in skincare.
HOW DOES VITAMIN C WORK?
The efficacy of vitamin C is proportional to its concentration but only up to 20%.
It works as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals which are generated following ultraviolet light exposure. This in turn helps in preventing as well as treating photodamage and photoaging.
It is essential in collagen synthesis thereby helping with skin firmness and elasticity.
It helps in hyperpigmentation by decreasing melanin formation and prevents post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
It is useful in inflammation and promoting wound healing and therefore helps in acne and rosacea.
“WHY” IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU?
Vitamin C is a great agent for the overall rejuvenation of your skin. Remember to always consult your skin care expert for your skin care assessment to ensure you are on the right regimen for your skin.