Why Vitamin C is Essential to your Health

We’ve known for a very long time that Vitamin C is essential to our health, but what many people don’t realize is just how essential it is for beautiful, healthy skin. Vitamin E is usually the vitamin most people think of immediately when thinking about skin health, but, believe it or not, Vitamin C is just as important, if not more so!

Collagen Production:

Collagen is a type of protein, one that’s essential for our health. In a way, it’s the glue that holds us together. Collagen is synthesised by our bodies, which means it’s not a protein that we have to eat—we can make it ourselves. However, in order to do so, we need plenty of Vitamin C. Collagen is a critical factor when it comes to your skin’s elasticity, softness, and health.Citrus fruit

While getting Vitamin C via your diet or by taking an oral supplement is helpful for overall collagen production, you can do even more to boost your skin’s collagen formation by applying it topically. In fact, it’s believed that topical application is 20 x more effective than taking a supplement. Your body continues to produce collagen throughout your life, but the levels of collagen present in your skin itself declines as the years pass, making treatments like topical Vitamin C even more important.

Healing and repair:

The benefits of Vitamin C don’t stop there. It’s also a key factor in healing and skin regeneration. There are several different reasons for this, from its supportive role in collagen production to its ability to prevent free radical damage. Vitamin C can even help repair DNA damage in skin cells, which could be one of the reasons that higher Vitamin C levels in the skin correlate to a lower risk of skin cancer. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from all types of damage, and helping it repair that damage as well. From aging to UV radiation, it seems like there’s nothing Vitamin C can’t help combat. It’s been clinically proven to improve existing fine wrinkles, complexion, and roughness.

Getting your Vitamin C dose:

image_vitalc_sm4There are many wonderful wholefoods from which you can get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are closely associated with Vitamin C, but it also present in many other fruits and vegetables. Of course, if your diet is lacking fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also consider taking a supplement.

But when it comes to topical application, nothing is better than our VITAL C line. We’ve recognized that a Vitamin C antioxidant topical application isn’t going to be one size fits all, not for different people, or even different areas of the face!

Our VITAL C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel, for example, is ideal for those who want to concentrate on fine lines around the eyes, while our VITAL C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer and VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème offer two options for some serious skin rehab! Regardless of which product in the line you choose, you’ll know that you’re giving your skin the very best, along with a healing dose of a critical nutrient.

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How does vitamin c help your skin?

We’ve all seen vitamin c, or its scientific name ascorbic acid, listed as an active ingredient in various skincare products – and for good reason. This incredible water-soluble sugar acid serves the complexion by protecting from and reversing damage to the skin, no matter the skin type in question. For those in search of anti-aging effects or healing from troublesome skin conditions, Vitamin C should be the cornerstone of the skincare routine.  But do you really know the extent of how it works for your skin?

Let’s start with the basics. As mentioned, the chemical name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid: a (no) scorbitus (scurvy). Scurvy is a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. We definitely don’t want that! Using vitamin C helps to protect the skin against many unpleasant skin problems. Our studies show that it significantly improves hydration, small wrinkles, glare, brown spots, roughness, and suppleness.Vital C Range

Ascorbic acid is a sugar acid and an antioxidant that protects your skin against UVA and UVB radiation. It inhibits melanogenesis (the formation of melanin), prevents cell damage caused by free radicals, and helps to fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy.

Adding vitamin C to products prevents and treats the aging of skin, as well as increases elastic fibers. These fibers tighten skin to look younger and firmer.

After completing a study of the effects of vitamin C on the skin, our very own Dr. Ronert stated, “overall appearance of photodamaged skin was improved in the skin treated with ascorbic acid”.

Vitamin C is a key ingredient in our Vital C line. This line includes a Facial CleanserHydrating Anti-age SerumRepair CrèmeEye Recovery GelEnzyme MasqueA C & E serum, and Intense Moisturiser. Suitable for both men and women, this entire range of products has the most uplifting and fresh scent about it, which awakens your senses each and every time you use it and results in radiant, healthy looking skin!

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