Last updated: 12.40pm, Tuesday 5th January 2016
You have probably heard a lot about this miracle ingredient by now. Many of us were a little confused, when we first heard of its use in anti-aging skincare. “Isn’t this a soluble tablet that you take to ward off a cold? What does it have to do with younger looking skin?” This article will explain how Vitamin C helps you look younger. And because once you start researching the product, you will inevitably get more confused – trust us – we will also introduce the basics of the various types of the miracle component and how to distinguish between them, if needed.
Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant, which means that it protects your skin from free radicals. To put things simply, free radicals are factors that contribute to skin aging, such as weather conditions, as well as other internal processes that cause your skin to shrivel up and show signs of years gone by. When we say “weather conditions”, we do not mean extreme heat or cold, as simple oxygen in your normal environment can cause certain destructive processes to occur in your skin.
The reason Vitamin C is so popular is that it provides a very broad range of skin benefits and does it with an impressive bulk of scientific research behind it.
For instance, it can help banish all sorts of pigmentation including sun damage, as well as acne scars. As you can see, these benefits might be for very different types of skin, yet Vitamin C is equally potent in either case.
Additionally, Vitamin C helps reduce irritation and inflammation. These two processes cause visible damage in form of redness and swelling but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, compared to what they do on the inside.
Vitamin C can boost collagen production. And even if we do not understand the exact processes behind that, we sure all know we need that for firmer skin.
And last but not least, Vitamin C in itself offers sun protection, as it boosts your skin’s natural defences and helps your sunblock work better.
Now that you are entirely sold on the Vitamin C properties, you are no doubt wondering where one can buy a product with Vitamin C. Now here is where things get a little more complicated but we are here to help.
There is a lot of material out there that might promote one type of Vitamin C above others (yes, there are, in fact, many). The one that is traditionally seen as most popular is ascorbic acid, based on the volume of research available. One thing to remember is that there is no “ultimate” Vitamin C, as per research. Scientific research on all forms of commonly used Vitamin C is positive and never pits one against the other.
While Vitamin C is great, nowadays skincare successfully combines multiple ingredients for maximum impact. Look for the most value for your money. For example, Purelogicol Anti-Gravity serum incorporates Vitamins E and A, which are also well-known and well-researched ingredients in the anti-aging game.