Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. While young skin is full of vitamin C, aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to UV light, pollutants and cigarette smoke (free radicals) reduce the amount of vitamin C produced in our skin, this contributes to signs of aging. (loss of tone and elasticity and wrinkles)
The good news is that you can fight back by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C. One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.
There are problems though……
– It’s not very stable in skincare products. All antioxidants, including vitamin C, are vulnerable to deterioration in the presence of air and light. If a product containing antioxidants does not come in opaque packaging that reduces air exposure, don’t buy it!
– You need high concentrations of it to even have a chance to work by actually penetrating your skin.
–Vitamin C is one of those products you get what you pay for. You want at least 5-10% activity,(more if possible) you want it encapsulated so that the vitamin C doesn’t diminish and lose its’ potency, You also want Vit E to be in the product as well as this enables the vitamin c to help enter the skin.
Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best.
Aspect has a Vit C serum. It includes Vit E, is incapsultated, is at 20% efficiency, comes in opaque packaging and air tight. It is $115 for 30ml and lasts about 6-7 months if used once a day.
For more information just call me on 0431 430 490