Vitamin C – The All-Star Anti-Ageing Ingredient
Touting the virtues and benefits of vitamin C feels needlessly gratuitous when we already know them. It is why we start the day with our glass of orange juice. It is why we have a vitamin C powder drink to fight an incoming cold. It is why we have grown up learning vitamin C’s immensely vital role. Vitamin C is important — it is a fact that has deeply ingrained in our subconscious.
And yet, when it comes to skin care, only a few have the idea that vitamin C does so much more than give our taste buds a refreshing burst of flavor in the morning. Topical vitamin C is arguably one of the best skin care ingredients you can incorporate into your daily regimen, and we are not the only ones who have said as much. Dermatologists and estheticians alike sing the praises of vitamin C for its protecting antioxidant power and ability to even out your complexion. Read on to find out!
THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C
- Boosts Collagen Production
Vitamin C boosts your skin’s collagen production to give you firmer, more plump skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Some research shows that vitamin C can also increase the quality of the collagen created in the body.
- Fights Free Radical Damage and Signs of Ageing
The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation. To get sciencey about it, vitamin C can donate electrons in order to neutralize free radicals created in skin after oxidative stress, as also known as sun damage. So while vitamin C can’t protect skin like an SPF can, it can minimize the damage you can’t see and result in an anti-ageing action for younger-looking skin!
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- Skin Repair
It helps to repair damage from sun exposure and collagen loss by encouraging healthy cell turnover and regeneration. Some users have noted that it helps fade scars as well.
- Helps Protect the Skin Against Sun Damage
Vitamin C gives you some added sun protection by thickening the dermis layer of the skin to help guard against harmful UV rays and sun exposure. Check out here for more sun safety tips.
“I use Ascorbic Acid, the Vitamin C Royalty. Out of the many beneficial forms of vitamin C, ascorbic acid is a superstar for its proven antioxidant properties that boost firmer-feeling skin. It’s backed by research for dramatically brightening and evening skin tone.”
How to Use It
One highly debated topic when it comes to vitamin C is what time of the day is best for application. While some argue that morning is best for protecting the skin, others are in favor of night time when the skin’s vitamin C is most depleted. Whether you decide to apply it in the morning or before bed, consistency is most important. Use it daily or every other day, and if you are using a serum, apply it after cleansing. Be patient as most skin care products take time to start working, and vitamin C takes a little longer, even with daily use. You won’t notice any significant changes in your skin for six to eight weeks.
Vitamin C’s performance is optimized when it’s working alongside other powerful antioxidants. Together, they have optimal absorption benefits when it comes to anti-aging, skin brightening, and protection against free radical damage. The JK7® Beautifying & Rejuvenating Cream is the perfect companion for everyday use and is especially recommended at night for deep regeneration. Combined with a high concentration of natural antioxidants like Pomegranate and Mangosteen Extract, Green Tea, and of course, Vitamin C – which help to protect the skin from free radicals and prevent premature ageing – it leaves your skin feeling deeply rejuvenated and as smooth as silk. Optimum results are achieved in combination with the use of JK7® Eye Cream and JK7® Rejuvenating Serum-Lotion.