Do you know Vitamin C best as those chewable orange tablets that we all pop like candy? Delicious pills aside, Vitamin C is also an incredibly effective nutrient in skin care. It battles wrinkles, heals skin, boosts collagen production and fights free radicals - in other words, Vitamin C is an all-round savior for skin care. If you're thinking of adding it to your regular routine, here’s a breakdown on how Vitamin C works for your skin:
COMBATS FREE RADICALS
Free radicals are those chemical particles that float around and damage your skin. As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C helps foil free radicals and protects your skin from the breakdown caused by these destructive elements.
Vogue calls out our Lime Refresh Tonique as a “gentle mist containing Vitamin C”. Lime juice in this energizing toner is powered by antioxidants that defend the skin from free radical attacks.
In 2007, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that middle-aged women who consumed more Vitamin C appeared to have fewer lines and wrinkles, and less dry skin (Women’s Health). Ensuring that you get enough Vitamin C in your diet could mean less laugh lines to frown about.
Balancing Masque Duo. The moisturizing Pomelo Cheek Treatment is packed with Vitamin C to help fight the signs of aging
Your body uses Vitamin C to replace damaged tissue with scar tissue and help wounds heal properly (Live Strong). It even helps in reversing sun damage, an added benefit during these hot summer months (WebMD). Make sure that you get enough of this healing vitamin so the health of your skin is kept in peak condition all year round.
Jasmine Tangerine Age-Defying Night Cream. Essence of Vitamin C-infused sweet tangerine helps the repair of fragile skin overnight.
INCREASES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Skin stays youthful and elastic because of the protein collagen within the structure of the epidermis. Applying Vitamin C actually encourages the body to create more collagen, leading to skin that looks younger and tighter.
Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. This powerful serum delivers a shot of Vitamin C to the skin so the complexion appears firmer and plumped.