Why do we need vitamin C for our skin?
Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten, smooth and even out your skin tone. It's one of the most powerful antioxidants that help to protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can breakdown your collagen and encourage fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Vitamin C is key in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, the structural building blocks of our skin. Both collagen and elastin are naturally occurring proteins in our bodies that diminish as we age, they play a very important role and are responsible for maintaining the strength and elasticity of skin.
Elastin, as the name suggests is the body´s `elastic´, it allows skin to resume it´s shape after being stretched. So, the vitamin C in your skincare products plays a key part in encouraging the production of elastin in your skin.
Vitamin C can help prevent skin damage and restore skin after it has been damaged, it is an all round, skin loving, superstar ingredient.
Keep in mind that all antioxidants, including vitamin C, remain vulnerable, and will break down if routinely exposed to air and light. That means if you want to get the best possible results from your antioxidant-enriched skincare products, then buy only those that are packaged in opaque tubes, air-restrictive bottles, or pump containers so the ingredients remain stable after you start using the product!
Any vitamin C product in a clear glass jar or bottle isn´t a good purchase!