So what is “Vitamin C”? It is an active ingredient applied to the face usually as a gel or serum. “The benefit of Facial Vitamin C is it’s an antioxidant that helps to prevent Free Radicals from forming, free radicals have a negative effect on the skin by breaking down elastin and collagen”.
As we age the production of both collagen and elastin reduces and if we can find a way to slow the process then all to the good. Vitamin C would appear to offer the ultimate crowning achievement. If you are anything like me and are still left wondering about this miracle plant ingredient, then you may find this post helpful and will hopefully answer every last question you may have about this little “pot of gold”
This is the Resource Page for my blog post Vitamin C & popular combinations, & why they are currently in such high demand.
For the full article click here: Entitled What Is Vitamin C Serum & Why Is It Important
I have attached the links to the most popular products together with my favourites.
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What Does Vitamin C Do
More specifically what does Vitamins C do for the skin? I have tried one or two (understatement) and found that some Vitamin C products are better than others, but nearly all offered improvement to my skin. So what does it actually do?
Vitamin C can help with blemishes, reduce the look of hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Can boost the production of collagen, which is something we lose as we age. Collagen is the magic ingredient that the body produces to give that young dewy glow. It is this elusive ingredient that the beauty industry has tried to replicate, this can be injectable fillers, laser (non-evasive) surgery or indeed and now recently “topical” creams and serums. The arrival of Vitamin C coupled with other active ingredients has literally taken the beauty world by storm.
Why Is Vitamin C Important For anti-ageing?
“As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals that cause oxidative stress to skin and lead to premature skin ageing. As we age our skin produces less collagen and elastin, this is why our skin looks tired, (even wrinkly) and can reflect our lifestyle (eg) sun-damaged, smoking, stress, or illness. These issues can prematurely age the skin as collagen production is greatly reduced. It can inhibit the production of melanin, melanin is responsible for “dark spots” on the face and hands.
Vitamin C is also essential to the production of collagen in skin cells, helping to support skin structure and delay signs of ageing. Therefore if we look at helping and encouraging collagen production by neutralizing the free radicals your skin will look younger longer.
Additional Popular Ingredient Used With Vitamin C & Why?
5 Of the Most Powerful anti-ageing Combinations For Your Skin
Vitamin C can be used as a stand-alone product, but you may have seen it partnered with other derivatives, I have listed the most popular and what you can expect from the marriage.
1/Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid: “Hyaluronic acid helps keep skin moisturized, while vitamin C protects from sun damage and can help fade skin discolouration. Both ingredients can help reduce the signs of ageing for your face and — especially when they’re used together”.
2/Vitamin C & Squalane: “Derived from sugarcane, the squalane in this formula imparts instant hydration and works to seal that moisture within the skin for long-lasting comfort. An oil-soluble form of vitamin C acts as a brightening powerhouse, protecting against free radicals, balancing your tone and preventing future discolouration”.
3/Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid: “It is thought to help stabilize vitamin C while also increasing its photoprotection. Photoprotection is referring to your body’s own ability to minimise sun damage and increase protection from the sun It is shown to have improved ability when partnering Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid. Ferulic Acid (Vitamin E) as a combined ingredient is said to improve the stability of the Vitamin C ingredient,
4/Vitamin C & Niacinamide: These ingredients combined will pack a punch, the skin looks brighter than with just Vitamin C alone, pores appear reduced and the face appears glowy. Sometimes sensitive skin will react to these two powerhouses and you may find you can only use one ingredient at a time, for example, Vit C in the morning and Niacinamide in the evening.
5/Vitamin C & Retinol: A Marriage made in heaven, these two ingredients are made to work together. Retinol stimulates collagen production which is responsible for making our skin soft and supple and looks youthful and dewy, whilst Vitamin C is the ingredient that seems to glue the two together whilst adding additional benefits of Vitamin C already known to offer improvement to skin pigmentation and collagen and elastin support.
FAQ: What Is The Best Vitamin C Serum
There are many and various Vitamin C products on the market, I will add my favourites and the ones I recommend which you are listed below (I deliberately left the original post link free of affiliate Links Affiliate as I think the user experience might be diminished if it has lots of advertising or affiliate Links included in the information.)
- Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid – Garden of Wisdom From Victoria Health.
- In my opinion not only the best value but a big working powerhouse that provides amazing results quickly. 23% Live ingredient. Currently for sale on the Victoria Health Website for an amazing £10
- Ren Radiance Perfection Serum Vitamin C – Ren Facial Perfecting Serum, Evens Tone & Boosts Skin Glow
Drop Action Bottle – 30 ml,
The best current deal was found with Amazon £31:95 (free delivery)
- Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules – Not the cheapest but it is certainly a beautiful product, delivered in just the right sized capsule which you twist and add to cleansed skin. Skin looks improved almost immediately.
Feel Unique is offering the best deals at the moment, I have found a discount code called NEW15 which will give an additional 15% discount or UNIDAYS. Currently can be purchased (pre-discount) £66:73
- The Natural & Organic Family Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid (and Aloe Vera) This is a well-respected product and has achieved the highly prestigious London 2020 Beauty “Silver Award” It is of exceptional value
I will add additional Vitamin C products to this page as I review them
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