Vitamin C is a dermatologist favorite that has been scientifically proven to have many skin benefits. Studies have shown that it can slow aging, prevent and correct sun damage, fight harmful free radicals and toxins, reduce appearance of dark areas or hyperpigmentation, and reduce redness and inflammation. All this while leaving you with bright, smooth, glowing skin.
Slowing the aging process
Collagen helps create elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are responsible for skin’s youthful appearance. As we age, our body naturally produces less collagen – causing the skin to become thinner, drier, and less elastic. Vitamin C, when applied topically, has a key role in stimulating collagen formation in the skin tissue – restoring the elasticity and thickness of youthful skin.
Protection from the harmful rays of the sun
We all know that the sun’s harmful rays can cause havoc on our skin. Vitamin C when used together with other topical ingredients (such as Vitamin E) is a powerhouse that protects the skin from the long-term damage caused by the sun.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are found in the environment in the form of things like air pollution, cigarette smoke, toxic metals, and pesticides. Vitamin C, when applied topically, can neutralize and remove these harmful substances before they damage the skin.
Evening out the skin tone
Sunspots, age spots, and melasma occur when melanin is overproduced in the skin. Vitamin C prevents melanin production by inhibiting the enzymes that produce too much melanin in the area – thereby preventing and reducing discoloration and dark spots.
Reduce redness and irritation
Studies have shown that Vitamin C acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, therefore reducing redness and puffiness in the skin, leaving a bright even skin tone.
Where to purchase the most effective vitamin C serums
Not all Vitamin C preparations are the same. In order to get the maximum benefit, It is best to purchase vitamin C products from your cosmetic clinician’s office, where you can be sure that they have the most active form of Vitamin C, the appropriate clinical strength, and the proper pH formulations to have the best clinical results.