Giving your body enough vitamin C has lots of benefits, including boosting iron absorption and tissue repair. These benefits are directly reflected by the skin. However, it is often the case that the body does not get enough of this vitamin through food. Vitamin C has a strong anti-oxidative effect. It stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and evens out pigmentation. Collagen formation is essential for the skin. A lack of collagen results in sagging skin that has lost its elasticity. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, on acne, for example. The anti-oxidants ensure that stresses such as UV radiation or stress do not have a noticeable effect on the skin. No wonder that this vitamin is the focus of so man care products – it promises glowing, youthful skin!
What can vitamin C do that makes it such a focus of the cosmetics industry?
- Vitamin C speeds up collagen production, ensuring that the skin is firm, taut, youthful and glowing.
- Vitamin C encourages wound healing. Say goodbye to dark spots and hardened scars watch as acne scars heal evenly.
- As already mentioned, vitamin C promotes collagen production. In this step, fine lines and wrinkles are targeted in a positive way – the vitamin works like a booster against the ageing process.
- Products containing vitamin C prevent toxins resulting from environmental pollution and its effects from gaining a foothold on your skin. The vitamin has a preventative effect and doesn’t give free radicals a chance.
- A vitamin C cream reduces inflammation in the skin and can also reduce skin impurities.
- Intercepts the influence of harmful UV radiation and protects your skin against light-related skin-ageing.
- Supports and increases the durability of care products.
Ascorbic acid protects cosmetic products against going bad through contact with oxygen. In addition, vitamin C reduces the oxidative stress on the skin. If too many free radicals accumulate in a cell, it can occur that the cell is damaged or even destroyed. This causes the skin to age faster.
How can you get vitamin C? Vitamin C is often found in fruits and vegetables. There is a high vitamin C content in berries, red peppers and broccoli.
In the cosmetics industry, vitamin C is referred to as ascorbic acid. We differentiate between its pure form and derivatives – well-known types of derivatives include ascorbyl glucoside and magnesium ascorbate. Vitamin C is found in creams, serums and sunscreens.
1. Moisturiser: By using a moisturiser with the active ingredient vitamin C every day, you support collagen production and ensure wrinkle-free skin through prevention.
2. Serums: Serums have a much higher concentration than moisturiser and are known for unfurling their full effect on all layers of skin. As a result, serums with higher dosed vitamin C are more efficient in preventing against free radicals and preventing skin ageing. Ideally, you massage the serum into your skin before you apply any moisturiser.
We recommend the use of vitamin C for everyone. More sensitive skin types, however, should opt for a derivative (a less concentrated product) as opposed to the pure form.