How does Vitamin C help your skin?

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vitamin cWe’ve all heard of vitamin C and may know some of its benefits, but do you really know the extent of how it works for your skin?

Let’s start with the basics. The chemical name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid: a (no) scorbitus (scurvy). Scurvy is a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. We definitely don’t want that! Using vitamin C helps to protect the skin against many unpleasant skin problems. Our studies show that it significantly improves hydration, small wrinkles, glare, brown spots, roughness, and suppleness.

Ascorbic acid is a sugar acid and an antioxidant that protects your skin against UVA and UVB radiation. It inhibits melanogenesis (the formation of melanin), prevents cell damage caused by free radicals, and helps to fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy.

Adding vitamin C to products prevents and treats the aging of skin, as well as increases elastic fibers. These fibers tighten skin to look younger and firmer.

After completing a study of the effects of vitamin C on the skin, our very own Dr. Ronert stated, “overall appearance of photodamaged skin was improved in the skin treated with ascorbic acid”.

Vitamin C is a key ingredient in our Vital C line. This line includes a facial cleanser, hydrating anti-age serum, repair creme, eye recovery gel, enzyme masque, A C & E serum, and intense moisturizer. We love Vital C because of its ultimate protection and nutrition.

 

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