The power of Vitamin C in your cream
Vitamin C is known on labels as L-Ascorbic Acid. You might see magnesium ascorbyl phosphate or ascorbyl palmitate, which are both Vitamin C derivatives, but you want to stick to the L-Ascorbic Acid since it's the only effective form used in skincare products. Read More.
Vitamin C has made a name for itself as a powerful and important antioxidant, essential for optimum skin health. In its more effective forms like L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C can protect skin cells from UV-related damage, strengthen skin, reduce inflammation and promote collagen production. We use L-ascorbic acid in our Antioxidant Skin Boost, but we have also added a handful of other ingredients that deserve attention, like Resveratrol and Pomegranate Extract. Resveratrol is an antimicrobial substance produced by plants to combat stress, infection, and UV radiation. In people, it does all of that while hunting down free radicals and preventing their formation. Studies show that its potency and effectiveness are even greater than Vitamin C.
Research shows that L-ascorbic acid can:
Repair Damage from Free-Radicals with Vitamin C
Free radicals are unstable cells, meaning they are short an electron caused by external factors like oxidation, pollution, cigarette smoke, and various health conditions. While Vitamin E is the primary defender against oxidation, Vitamin C is particularly potent against the free radicals caused by pollution. When Vitamin C is added to the skin, it neutralizes free radicals by donating one of its electrons to an unstable free radical, making it whole and happy. Contrary to how free radicals are formed, antioxidants like Vitamin C remain stable, even with the loss of their donated electron.
Vitamin C Cream increases Collagen Production
Collagen is the key to firm, soft, and supple skin. Without it, our skin loses its elasticity, which in turn leads to wrinkles and fine lines. Our bodies naturally create it, but as we age, our bodies break down the collagen and our ability to produce more diminishes. Luckily, when topically applied, Vitamin C has been proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen.
Reduction of Inflammation
Research shows that Vitamin C protects against harmful substances that contribute to disease. Because of this, studies suggest that it has some anti-inflammatory benefits.
Strengthen Skin with Vitamin C Cream
While it is promoting collagen production, Vitamin C is also working to strengthen blood vessels underneath the skin. It also plays a significant role in absorbing iron, which helps to keep hair healthy and strong.
Your body naturally produces some antioxidants, but Vitamin C is not one of them. So, it is important that you introduce the nutrient to your body through diet (think broccoli, citrus fruit, strawberries, and tomatoes) and skincare every day. Why every day? Vitamin C is not stored in the body. It is water-soluble, and the excess is expelled with urine.
While Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it is more beneficial when formulated with other antioxidant and cell-communicating ingredients. This is why we created our Antioxidant Skin Boost. The powder mix combines L-ascorbic acid with Organic Pomegranate Extract, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Resveratrol for a product that repairs and protects. Using our Antioxidant Skin Boost every night can give your complexion a healthy glow while slowing down the aging process.