Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means that it’s a potent agent to fight oxidative damage, and not just on the skin’s surface. Our bodies suffer oxidative damage too when our immune system activates to fight off pathogens, therefore vitamin C plays a vital role in recovery from illness, supporting the development of our warrior white blood cells and fighting inflammation that can damage the tissues and organs.
It has the ability to even out skin tone, tackling pigmentation, brightening complexion for a lit from within glow and gently diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the rate in that natural loss of collagen.
- Mask: can be applied to irritated skin to soothe and help reduce swelling.
- Cleanser: most useful when combined with other vitamin C products as it’s always not the most potent, but usually suitable for different skin types.
- Serums: some of vitamin C’s most potent formulas come in serums, they can be included in your skincare routine everyday.
- Cream/moisturisers: A multi-use moisturiser that promotes collagen production, which has the potential to thicken the dermis is a bathroom cabinet staple and saves you time too.
- Eye cream: targeted skincare is very effective, and vitamin C for under eyes can help reduce the appearance of dark circles as well as wrinkles and fine lines
- Non topical (supplements): The beauty in supplements for Vitamin C is that it can also be beneficial to the skin but it does the work from inside out. They can be in soluble tablets or sackets and in capsule form.
by Jenna Hunt