Radiant Skin Essentials Combat the first signs of aging with Vitamin C, a powerful ingredient that brightens and tones the skin. Our three-step routine leaves the skin looking younger and rejuvenated. This regimen includes: Vitamin C Cleanser (6.7 oz) Vitamin C Serum (1 oz) Vitamin C Moisturizer (3.4)
You already know that vitamin C is good for you. Vitamin C sounds simple, but there are actually several different kinds of vitamin C to be aware of. Ascorbic Acid is the most common when it comes to skincare—it absorbs the quickest and has the highest potency when applied topically. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is another water-soluble derivative of vitamin C that can be effective in lower concentrations. Then there's Ester-C, a trademarked form of vitamin C that's been amped up with Calcium Ascorbate. This one comes with a lot of claims, but not a whole lot of data backing up. When in doubt, look for Ascorbic Acid. That's really the one you want.
Here is a list of things vitamin C can do for you. Besides making your skin looking brighter and glowy . But yeah, it does that, too. Boosts Collagen production
Very exciting news: Vitamin C is one of the factors in stabilizing and creating collagen molecules, meaning that it's one of the most reliable anti-aging ingredients on the market. Some research also shows that vitamin C can also increase the quality of the collagen created in the body. So while topical (and drinkable) collagen aren't necessarily doing you any good, your Amazon-sourced vitamin C serum's been pulling double duty.
Defends against free radicals
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which is good news. To get sciencey about it, vitamin C can donate electrons in order to neutralize free radicals created in skin after oxidative stress. Oxidative stress = sun damage. So while vitamin C can't protect skin like an SPF can, it can minimize the damage you can't see.
Reduces brown spots
Because vitamin C can aid in skin's ability to heal itself, it should be your go-to when looking to reduce red and brown spots. Add to that its anti-inflammatory properties (of interest if you're struggling with acne or rosacea), and even-toned skin is in your very near future. You already knew you were preventing damage with it; but now you're also fixing it post facto.
Here is some of my now favorite vitamin C rich products from Instanatural Description: This Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum is a comprehensive solution that addresses lines, wrinkles and blemishes on the skin. This lightweight serum contains Retinol and Lipo Hydroxy Acid to increase cell turnover and clear clogged pores, while Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Niacinamide defend the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of uneven tone and texture. Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Niacinamide soothe and clear blemishes
Retinol and Vitamin C reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration while defending against environmental aggressors
Lightweight formula is designed to be layered under a moisturizer and is perfect for oily, acneic and blemish prone skin
Refine the tone and texture of your skin with our Vitamin C Facial Cleanser. Infused with the natural antioxidant Vitamin C and extracts such as Green Tea, Chamomile and Sugar Cane, this cleanser defends the skin, while Coconut Water and Aloe leave the skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. Helps reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and other signs of aging
Carefully selected ingredients work together to rejuvenate the skin for a healthy complexion
Balancing formula keeps the skin feeling hydrated and refreshed
Decreases the appearance of blackheads and enlarged pores
The ultimate cleansing treatment for all skin types
Description: This Vitamin C Moisturizer is formulated to provide antioxidant defense and visibly reduce common signs of aging in the skin. The power of Vitamin C is enhanced with Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and plant extracts to soften lines and wrinkles while supporting healthy collagen production for a radiant and healthy complexion.Reduces and prevents the appearance of lines and wrinkles
Increases circulation to energize and brighten overall skin tone
Supports collagen production to maintain firmness and elasticity
Provides lightweight moisture to nourish all skin types
Defends against environmental aggressors and scavenges free radicals to maintain optimal skin health
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