Vitamin C is an all-time favourite for its antioxidant properties and support of multiple cellular functions. Once it’s in the body, because of its antioxidant properties, it neutralises things called ‘free radicals’ which can cause inflammation. If you’ve ever noticed vitamin C in skincare, that’s because antioxidants are great for the health and appearance of our skin which can often be marred by inflammation - another immune response - and it works to support the skin barrier, preventing toxins from getting in.
Why we love Vitamin C
- It can reduce the visible signs of ageing
Collagen and elastin are key proteins that work hard to keep the skin smooth, supple and firm. As we age, production slows down leading to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Vitamin C stimulates the growth of collagen and can increase skin elasticity leading to a younger, more youthful appearance.
- Lessens pigmentation
Pigmentation is caused by excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for giving skin its colour. Vitamin C can inhibit the process called melanogenesis to brighten complexion and reduce uneven patches of skin such as pigmentation and sunspots for a more balanced, even tone.
- Can reduce dark circles under the eyes
Dark circles are often caused by the skin under the eyes thinning due to many factors (including lack of sleep and genetics) impacting cellular turnover. The thinner skin exposes the blood vessels giving the appearance of dark circles. Vitamin C can strengthen cells leaving blood vessels less visible and giving a more even tone.
- Helps defy sun damage
The sun is the skin’s arch nemesis! Harmful UV rays can damage and dehydrate cells leaving the skin patchy, flaky and lacking clarity. Fortunately, applying vitamin C regularly can hydrate cells, and aid cutaneous metabolism to defy the early signs of ageing caused by the sun and prevent skin alterations.
Incorporate Vitamin C into your Routine
Applied regularly, it’s easy to see why vitamin C is non-negotiable in skincare. Whether your skincare goals are to reduce the signs of ageing, hydrate skin, or heal and repair damaged cells, vitamin C contains the micronutrients required to nourish and protect the skin for a more youthful, healthier complexion.
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High-intensity, 3-step skin treatment that boosts absorption of brightening actives Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Hexylresorcinol into the skin – addressing dark spots and reducing uneven pigmentation to reveal brighter skin. Key benefits: reduced dark spots, brighter skin, and more even skin tone.