Why is Vitamin C important for skin?
Happy National Vitamin C Day! Let’s celebrate the incredible benefits of this powerful antioxidant that has been a staple in skincare routines for years.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vital ingredient for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. In this article, we'll discuss why Vitamin C is essential for your skin and how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine.
Why is Vitamin C important for skin?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the skin's cells, leading to signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Skin Brightening Effect
Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin and even out skin tone. This is because it works to inhibit the production of melanin, which is responsible for causing hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, which is a protein that provides structure and firmness to the skin. As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporating Vitamin C into your skincare routine can help to boost collagen production and keep your skin looking youthful. If you want more youthful plump and radiant skin, try Skin O2’s Doctor formulated Collagen Anti-Ageing Moisturiser Cream. This moisturising cream is especially formulated with anti aging plant stem cells, peptides, collagen & essential vitamins A,C & E!
How to incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine
Vitamin C Serum
The most effective way to incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine is by using a quality clinically proven form of Vitamin C serum. This type of product contains high concentrations of chirally correct L- Ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C that is easily absorbed into the skin. Apply a small amount of Skin O2's Plus C 20% Vitamin C Serum to clean skin in the morning before applying moisturizer and natural mineral sunscreen
Finish with a natural mineral makeup with UVA, UVB sun and blue light protection plus added Vitamins C, A, K & E for improved skin brightening, radiance and anti-aging antioxidant protection. We recommend Skin O2's Mineral Foundation Compact, which contains MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) Vitamin C, which is a very stable and premium form of vitamin C powder that enhances, brightens and helps even your complexion.
Moisturisers & Creams
Some moisturisers contain Vitamin C, making it easy to incorporate into your routine. Look for a product that contains a high concentration of Vitamin C for best results, for example Multi Vitamin B,A,C, E Moisturiser Cream with 10% encapsulated Vitamin C so it is safe and suitable for all skin types.
Some eye creams contain Vitamin C, so look for a product that contains a high concentration of Vitamin C but does not irritate the delicate eye area. We recommend Peptide Anti-Ageing Eye Cream + Platinum Dark Circle Eye Cream. This popular powder to cream formula with instant and long term clinical results lifts and brightens while increasing collagen and elastin production by improving skin thickness & firmness over time.
A Vitamin C facial mask is another great option for incorporating Vitamin C into your routine. Apply once a week for a brightening and rejuvenating effect. Our most popular skincare mask that contains Vitamin C is the 24k Gold Collagen Sleep Mask and is enhanced with Plant-Based Hyaluronic Acid, Beta-Glucans, Ceramide 3 & Vitamins A, C & E for improved skin health and hydration.
In conclusion, Vitamin C is an essential skincare ingredient for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. Incorporating it into your skincare routine will provide antioxidant protection, brighten skin, and boost collagen production. So get on to it, and more topical vitamin C in your daily skincare to get your glow back! Shop your favourite Skin O2 Vitamin C mask, serum, moisturiser or eye cream & enjoy a Happy National Vitamin C Day!