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Vitamin C: Still One of the Best!

Vitamin C continues to be one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market today.

 

Winter is over.  Spring is renewal season.

It’s time to revitalize your skin with Vitamin C.

 

Why Vitamin C is essential to revitalizing and age proofing your skin:

  • Promotes overall skin health. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C neutralizes free radicals that can cause premature aging. Sun damage and environmental stress on the skin is caused by “free radical” molecules, which are atoms that are missing an electron. These free radicals search for other atoms from which they can steal an electron, which can lead to significant damage to the skin. Antioxidants protect healthy skin cells by giving these free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless.

  • Reduces sun spots and age spots. Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain areas of the skin. Vitamin C inhibits melanin production, which will in turn help lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation, smooth your complexion and brighten skin.

  • Hydrating. Vitamin C decreases transepidermal water loss, allowing your skin to better retain moisture and stay soft and supple.

  • Decreases fine lines and wrinkles. Research has shown that vitamin C can shield your skin from the visible impacts of environmental stress. As a powerful antioxidant, it protects your cells from free radical damage which can accelerate aging. It also promotes collagen production. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in your skin that depletes as we age. Lower levels of collagen lead to increased wrinkles.

  • Promotes skin elasticity and firmness. If your collagen levels begin to drop, your skin may begin to sag. Because vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, it can have an overall tightening effect on your skin.

  • Aids in wound healing and scars. Vitamin C accelerates cell turnover to replace damaged cells with healthy new ones. This in turn reduces inflammation and helps heal scarring.

  • Reduces inflammation. Because of its ability to counteract skin oxidation and promote growth of new cells, Vitamin C can be effective in relieving inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.

 

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