The Power of Vitamin C in Skin Care

Our skin is constantly assaulted by free radicals, specially now that is summer in New York, when people tend to be more exposed to the sun, so it may be a good time to remember about the benefits of this powerful antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.
One of the most powerful functions of Vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its elasticity. As we age collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Vitamin C improves skin elasticity, decreases wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis, boosts the skin’s immune system, boosts efficacy of sunscreen ingredients and repairs damages caused by external elements. It is also a melanin inhibitor lightening hyperpigmentation.

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. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Topical vitamin C is sold in a wide range of products from serum to lotions. Look for products that contain between and 10% to 15% of vitamin C and include the active ingredient ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid.

My ULTIMATE favorite Vitamin C Serum is the IsClinical Super Serum Advance +.

This super serum combines a 15 percent concentration of Vitamin C with Copper Tripeptide Growth Factors for enhanced anti-aging properties. This serum also contains powerful botanical antioxidants and safe skin lighteners. Benefits: Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Price: $145.00 + tax
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