Vitamin C and the skin – Everything you need to know

Vitamin C is one of the most important skincare ingredients. Over 1,500 objective scientific studies have demonstrated its contribution to improving the skin’s appearance and function.

What does vitamin C do to the skin?
It’s an effective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, boosts hydration, and perhaps most importantly – it encourages collagen production. This is the protein responsible for the skin’s firmness. In other words, it’s an extremely important anti-aging ingredient.

For whom is vitamin C important?
For smokers, individuals who are exposed a lot to the sun, anyone over the age of 35 who wants to renew their skin, people with dry skin, people who work under conditions of pollution and stress to the skin.

Whoshould not use it?
Dark-skinned individuals may develop spots if they are exposed a lot to the sun while using vitamin C. Sometimes it manifests in the skin darkening or in ashen skin. Another group is individuals who are prone to comedones. Vitamin C may exacerbate the tendency for comedones.

How can we obtain the right concentration of vitamin C?
There are several derivatives of the vitamin and a different concentration of each is necessary. The safest way to obtain a winning product that is suited to your skin, is to visit a professional cosmetologist. She knows what ingredients are in the products she offers, and what the significance of each ingredient is. Accurately matching products to your skin is the key to achieving a beautiful complexion!

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