We’ve all seen vitamin c, or its scientific name ascorbic acid, listed as an active ingredient in various skincare products – and for good reason. This incredible water-soluble sugar acid serves the complexion by protecting from and reversing damage to the skin, no matter the skin type in question. For those in search of anti-aging effects or healing from troublesome skin conditions, Vitamin C should be the cornerstone of the skincare routine. But do you really know the extent of how it works for your skin?
Let’s start with the basics. As mentioned, 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 Crème, Eye Recovery Gel, Enzyme Masque, A C & E serum, and Intense Moisturiser. Suitable for both men and women, this entire range of products has the most uplifting and fresh scent about it, which awakens your senses each and every time you use it and results in radiant, healthy looking skin!