Vitamin C is often thought to be one of the best anti-ageing ingredients in the skincare world. From uneven tone and roughness to acne scars and dullness, it has a variety of benefits and is a fantastic choice for helping to maintain a youthful complexion. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals and aid the skin’s natural regeneration process. Like eating antioxidant foods, a topical antioxidant like vitamin C helps to fight daily aggressors that can harm the skin such as UV damage and air pollution.
As so many people are interested in adding vitamin C to their routines, we have decided to dive deep into the benefits of this exceptional skincare ingredient.
It’s safe and easy to add to your routine
Vitamin C’s safety profile is excellent. Most skin types can use it for an extended period without experiencing side effects. It is also safe to use with other skincare activities such as alpha-hydroxy acids, retinoids, and SPF. If using retinoids, it is recommended that you use your vitamin C in the morning and retinol at night. Avoid using it with benzoyl peroxide as it can oxidise vitamin C and make it less potent.
Research has found that Vitamin C derivative, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, features hydrating properties. It can reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) which can help your skin retain moisture.
Vitamin C is fantastic for brightening the skin and reducing the appearance of pigmentation. It has been found to help impede melanin production by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase (an enzyme that contributes to melanin production). This leads to a more even, brighter complexion.
Promotes collagen & fights wrinkles
Studies have found that vitamin C can improve collagen synthesis. Collagen production is closely linked to skin elasticity and firmness.
Protects against damage
Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants that help to protect against free radical damage. Antioxidants such as vitamin C protect healthy skin cells.
Choosing a vitamin C product
When choosing vitamin C, it is important to consider stability. The strongest form of vitamin C is plain ascorbic acid; however, it may only remain stable for afew days unless it is stabilised. DMK’s vitamin C products, Direct Delivery Vitamin C and FibroMax C are expertly formulated for stability and optimal penetration of active ingredients – so your skin gets all the benefits. Talk to your DMK Skin Technician about adding vitamin C to your routine and finding the perfect product for you.