Within the world of beauty, cometh the hour, cometh the ingredient. In the 5 months leading up to May 2020, the emergence of that global pandemic and a natural push for healthy lifestyles and a boost in wellness saw interest in vit C for cosmetic use sore. In fact, the use of the vitamin as part of beauty regimes is a long term trend. At the time of writing, Google has seen a 300% increase in search traffic for vitamin C over the past five years.
So you've heard about vitamin C before, but… why’s it in your skincare, and what’s all the fuss about?
WHATS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
Essential for strong immune systems and healthy, happy people, the human body isn't able to produce vitamin C on it’s own. Instead, we rely on our nutritional intake of vitamin C through the foods we eat. Long gone are the days when a glass of orange juice was your only source of Vits..
Many different forms of vitamin C are available for use in skincare products, but there is very little, if any evidence to suggest they have any benefit on the immune system. For that, you want your good old fashioned glass of orange juice. Vitamin C does, however, come packed with other benefits for the skin. Intrigued? Read on...
First things first...
What is vitamin C? and where can we find it?
Well, that’s an easy question. Vitamin C is an extremely potent antioxidant. That means it can fight off free radicals and protect your skin and body from the harmful elements of our “EXPOSOME” (daily external aggressors). That’s why; a daily dose of vitamin C helps keep the wrinkles away (or at least in check)!
It’s really important that you have sufficient intake of vitamin C to keep your skin and body healthy. Unlike most animals, we are unable to produce it and so need to get it from other sources. Which ones? Well, there is a huge list of fruits and veggies that contain the stuff. Here are some with highest concentrations of vitamin C;
and of course…you can also find it in a growing number of skincare products including our very own; SKIN SAPIENS REVIVE SERUM. (link to product)
Types of vitamin C:
In its raw form vitamin C is very unstable, especially in water. For many years, this presented chemists with a challenge when formulating water-based skincare. Although L-ascorbic acid is the most effective and potent form of vitamin C, it’s absorption through the skin and instability make it a poor choice for most beauty product formulations. So… what can chemists and skincare lovers do to improve the efficacy of this hero ingredient in our skincare?
The answer is surprisingly straightforward; we find other derivatives of vitamin C which are better suited to skincare formulation. Ascorbyl Glucoside is a great example. This water-soluble derivative is considered the gold standard for cosmetic use. Why? because it’s not only highly stable in water-based creams, gels and serums but it’s also a great alternative for people with sensitive or irritated skin.
Benefits on your skin:
- Find your glow! Vitamin C is known to help increase skin radiance and boost luminosity.
- Reduce hyperpigmentation - As you may probably know, the overproduction of melanin is responsible for hyperpigmentation, that is, the appearance of dark and sun spots. So say bye-bye to excess melanin by using skincare rich in vitamin C.
- Visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. How? by boosting the production of collagen and elastin in the skin making it look plumper and firmer.
If you’re on a search for the best vitamin c based skincare around, you’re in a good place. Carefully balanced with hyaluronic acid and orange blossom water, Skin Sapiens GLOW serum contains just the right amount of vitamin c (in ascorbyl glucoside form) for a gradual benefit over time, without the risk of skin irritation.
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Healthy reminder! You can’t get the vitamin C your body needs for it’s immune system through your skincare… keep eating your 5 a day, even if you’re building the vitamin into your skincare regime.
Peace and love.