Vitamin C has been a popular ingredient in many beauty products lately and a lot of people are unaware of the many benefits that come from adding Vitamin C to your daily beauty routine. What does Vitamin C do that seems to be so popular these days? I started to wonder what was so beneficial about Vitamin C and so I started to do some research and was amazed at how adding Vitamin C to your beauty Routine will help with Anti aging, Wrinkles, Sun Spots and Hydration and other ways to help your skin look its best and youngest. Here is what I have researched about Vitamin C, not for ingesting, but for your Beauty routine and how it can help affect your skin, in a positive way!
What is Vitamin C?
According to Wikipedia, Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, is simply ascorbate, which is an essential nutrient for humans. It is also a marvelous nutrient that has been used in the beauty world to help with wrinkling of the skin. The Ascorbic Acid is also key to the production of collagen. It is a protein that helps with the growth of cells and blood vessels. With this, the skin becomes more firm. The ascorbic acid will also help with the dryness of the skin and make it look more refreshed. Overall the skins appearance radiates from Vitamin C in beauty form. It is one of the most effective and safest nutrients.
Vitamin C as an Antioxidant
Vitamin C is also used as an antioxidant which helps to slow down the unstable molecules that can harm the collagen in your face. Another issue is that your skin becomes more prone to wrinkles and feels less hydrated. It is difficult to escape some of these damaging free radicals that cause these issues as these are part of our daily lives. Examples of these issues are aging, the sun and pollution. Natural skin care products with Vitamin C antioxidants help to aid with the appearance of wrinkles and smooth them out. There have been some new studies that show a derivative of Vitamin C helps neutralize the unstable molecules but also has shown to reverse the DNA damage. Sounds like a great way to help reduce wrinkles and have younger looking skin! That is pretty powerful!
Is More Vitamin C Percentage better?
Since Vitamin C is one of the most researched ingredients for use in the beauty world, they have actually found that the lower levels of Vitamin C in a product are more effective than a high percentage. Most people believe that the higher percentage of a great ingredient is better, but actually with Vitamin C, the lower amount the better. Vitamin C in these lower levels also help fighting the free radicals and help great a more supple and smoother skin. Who knew that less is better!
Here is what one Expert had to say about Vitamin C
According to Dr. Oz, he talks about how to take 10 years off your face by using 5 secret items. Well, # 1 of these items is Vitamin C. The reason that they state this as the Top reason is due to the fact that this antioxidant is put back into the face and increases the Collagen, Elasticity and helps with aging. They state you can see results in as early as 2-4 weeks but some can take up to 6-8 weeks to see any results. You can watch the video here where Dr Oz shows an example of the benefits of adding Vitamin C to your beauty routine.
Vitamin C to heal Wounds?
Most people use Vitamin E or Aloe Vera to heal a wound but surprising fact, Vitamin C will help to heal wounds. One of the ways it helps is by increasing the skins elasticity and helps the scar tissue and ligaments to aid in a quicker recovery. So while using this for your beauty routine, if you have a wound you want gone quicker, apply Vitamin C to it.
Best Way to Keep Your Vitamin C Potent and Last Longer
A great way to protect your Vitamin C cream, serum or gel, is to make sure that it is kept in a dark opaque bottle and is in a cool and dry place and away from the sun. One of the issues with not keeping your Vitamin C away from the sun is due to the Vitamin C Oxidizing. What happens when it oxidizes is it becomes less potent and will turn yellow or orange. So make sure when adding this to your routine, that you follow these guidelines to have your product last the longest and keep your skin looking younger, more nourished and free from radicals.
Why Choose Our Vitamin C?
After doing all my research on Vitamin C, I found that this was an ingredient that we were lacking in our selection. I then decided to meet up with our formulators to create a Natural Vitamin C Serum that would contain all the right ingredients to create an unstoppable Anti Aging Formula. After almost a year of working on the right serum, we finally had our goPURE Vitamin C Serum. It contains ingredients such as, Aloe Vera Extract, Witch Hazel and Jojoba Oil. There are other items in this Serum and together they will help you look younger, more hydrated and help diminish dark spots. You can check out this Vitamin C Serum here at goPureNaturals.com or here on Amazon.
I would love to hear how you use Vitamin C in your beauty Routine. Have you noticed a change in your skin? Does your face appear younger with less wrinkles? I hope that this post has informed you of this wonderful ingredient and I look forward to reading your stories!