Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin C
Most of us know why Vitamin C is so crucial in our diet, but did you know that it’s a hero ingredient when it comes to skincare, too?
Topical Vitamin C is backed by science and a favorite of dermatologists. Its benefits are nearly endless, and include brighter skin, increased collagen production, protection from UV damage (especially when paired with sunscreen), reduction of redness and rosacea, improvement in appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, acne and acne scarring. Vitamin C is a great choice to combat dull and uneven skin and help pregnancy glow.
Vitamin C inhibits melanin synthesis by downregulating the activity of an enzyme known as tyrosinase. It's widely used in dermatology for depigmentation of hyper-pigmented spots on the skin. As any mom knows, hyperpigmentation can be a major skin issue during pregnancy. This potent antioxidant interferes with the production of pigment in the skin, fading dark spots. And unlike its equally popular counterpart, Retinol, Vitamin C is considered by experts to be perfectly safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. In the modern world, our skin is continually exposed to toxins in the form of free radicals. Free radicals can be external, such as air pollution, smoke, and chemicals, or internal, like those released during the normal process of your body’s metabolism. In both cases they can cause damage and wear to your skin. Antioxidants neutralize those free radicals, creating a chain reaction that can positively affect your cells and protect your skin.
What to look for in a Vitamin C product:
Make sure your Vitamin C product uses an active form of Vitamin C (such as ascorbic acid), and comes in an opaque bottle with airtight packaging. Always store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
You can find Vitamin C in our Rose Glow Brightening Essence along with ingredients like Aloe Vera and Chamomile, to pack a powerful punch by adding deep hydration, prepping the skin to absorb other treatments, and gently exfoliating for smoother, glowing skin.
“I’m not interested in brighter, firmer, glowing skin,” just isn't part of our vocabulary.
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