Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the use of vitamin C in skincare products. So what’s given rise to the surge in vitamin C’s popularity?
Vitamin C has long held an illustrious reputation for its ability to bolster our immune systems and help beat back the common cold and other ailments - but its previously little-known prowess as a skincare miracle worker has only recently entered public knowledge.
With regular application, Vitamin C can help to keep the skin hydrated, shield it from damaging aspects of the environment, and preserve its youthful tone, elasticity and radiance.
So, how does Vitamin C benefit our skin?
Vitamin C is known to boost the skin’s production of collagen, one of the main components that make up our body’s connective tissues, which has an important function in retaining our skin’s strength and natural elasticity.
Damage resulting from sun exposure is another of the most common contributors to ageing of the skin. But as one of the most powerful known antioxidants, vitamin C can counter the free radicals produced by the sun and help to placate the chaos that they wreak on our skin. Vitamin C based products alone won’t protect against sunburn, however. But when applied in conjunction with SPF they can serve as an extra layer of defence against the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, and help protect our skin from free radicals produced due to pollution.
Vitamin C is therefore effective at helping to protect the skin against a range of both natural and environmental aggressors, which when left unchecked, have the potential to heap years onto the appearance of our complexions. Its healing properties are also effective for reducing the appearance of red and brown spots, helping to bring balance to the skin’s tone. And what’s more, as vitamin C is also an anti-inflammatory, it can even help to reduce the inflammation caused by acne and rosacea.
Is vitamin C good for my skin type?
All skin types can and do enjoy the benefits provided by vitamin C, even dry and sensitive types, as regular application of vitamin C can help prevent and repair natural and environmental damage to the skin. A combination of turmeric, lemon, lavender oils and vitamin C rich Kakadu plum, makes up our Pearl Radiance Mask suitable for all skin types, providing your skin with a nourishing dose of moisture and radiance.
In order to benefit from vitamin C’s protective properties, vitamin C based skin care products are best applied in the morning. Our age-defying facial oils - Ultra Restore, Ultra Sapphire, and Intense Ultra Restore, – are all rich in vitamin C, and when applied first thing they provide hydration and help to shield your skin against exposure to the environmental stressors encountered throughout the day.
Our award-winning Phyto-Infusion Serum is specially formulated for mature skin and packed with vitamin C and age-defying vitality making it an excellent serum base for your everyday moisturiser.
No matter what type of skin you have, regular application of vitamin C based skincare products can help slow natural deterioration, protect against many harmful free radicals, and keep your skin looking youthful and radiant.