What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin?

Vitamin C is known for containing powerful properties, with many people often praising it for alleviating the common cold. Consuming Vitamin C has a variety of health benefits, but applying Vitamin C to your skin can yield plenty of anti-aging benefits to your skin. It creates a brighter complexion, evens out your skin tone, improves hydration, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But how exactly does Vitamin C bring about all of these benefits? 

These benefits come from the ascorbic acid in Vitamin C, which creates younger, firmer-looking skin. To maintain a youthful glow, learn how Vitamin C provides brightening, anti-aging, and hydration benefits for your skin.

 

Benefits of Vitamin C On Skin

BRIGHTENING
Sun exposure is one of the main factors that trigger melanin production. Vitamin C is known to inhibit this process, which helps to lighten dark spots, correct discoloration, and brighten your complexion.

ANTI-AGING
Free radicals are unstable electrons in molecules that are caused by UV exposure and even food. They change the composition of healthy cells and damage them by causing visible aging effects such as wrinkles, sagging, and roughness. Vitamin C contains antioxidants, which can interact with free radicals to terminate any vital damage to cells while combating signs of aging. 

HYDRATING
Dehydration is one of the main causes to dullness and uneven skin tone. Magnesium asorbyl phosphate, a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C, contains beneficial properties such as increasing hydration levels. It decreases transepidermal water loss, allowing skin to retain more moisture.

REDUCE REDNESS
Vitamin C is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties to help minimize redness. Reducing redness provides a balanced skin tone and creates a more even complexion.

WOUND HEALING
With its anti-inflammatory powers, it comes as no surprise that Vitamin C has the ability to heal wounds. Not only does it reduce the risk of inflammation and infections, Vitamin C helps to boost the healing process to prevent scarring.

COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
As we age, our collagen levels naturally deplete over time. Vitamin C derived products help to stimulate collagen production which therefore improves elasticity and firmness of the skin.

 

 

Applying Vitamin C Topically On Skin

Vitamin C comes in many topical forms. The most effective method of absorbing it topically is using a serum such as our C Shield Smart Serum. This lightweight serum harnesses a unique liposomal delivery system to shield from digital pollution-induced environmental aging and helps the skin appear more radiant. The water-based form allows the serum to fully be absorbed by the skin, allowing the potency of Vitamin C to be more effective.

To further enhance the benefits of Vitamin C, applying Botanica Soufflé Crème after the serum will help seal in the properties. This nourishing moisturizer also contains Vitamin C to treat a variety of inflammatory skin conditions. It is packed with a garden’s worth of botanicals to help nourish, calm redness, and replenish moisture to your skin. We offer this power duo as a set called Skin Tone Correcting Duo exclusively at sonage.com.