Aug 2019 The power of Vitamin C in skin care
Vitamin C is one of the crucial vitamins that one needs to function properly. This antioxidant occurs naturally in nature, many plants and animals can synthesise it in vivo. However, humans can’t produce Vitamin C by themselves so they must acquire it from natural sources.
Vitamin C possesses many useful properties, which improve the condition of the skin.
When the skin is exposed to UV light, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated. Free radicals can damage skin cells, as they can cause especially collagen breakdown. Vitamin C protects the skin from oxidative stress by successively donating electrons to neutralize the free radicals.
UVB and UVA protection
Vitamin C is effective against both UVB and UVA.
UVA exposure leads to collagen, elastin and other dermal cellular structures damages.
What is more, UVA causes skin ageing and may conduce to melanoma formation.
Prolonged exposure to UVB leads to sunburn, ROS production, epidermal mutations and skin cancer.
Vitamin C does not absorb UV radiation, but it provides a UV-protective effect by neutralizing free radicals. It is recommended to use sunscreens combined with antioxidant to optimize UV protection.
Improving collagen synthesis
Vitamin C is essential for collagen biosynthesis. It acts as a co-factor for the enzymes which are responsible for stabilizing collagen molecules. It also stimulates collagen gene expression, activates the transcription of collagen synthesis and stabilizes procollagen mRNA, thereby regulating collagen synthesis. It has been proved that the use of Vitamin C increases collagen production in human skin. Because of that, it enhances skin regeneration as well as shallows wrinkles and fine lines. It effectively slows down the process of ageing.
Vitamin C inhibits tyrosinase enzyme and decreases the melanin formation. It can effectively minimize discolorations, reduce age spots and boost radiance. It corrects hyperpigmentation in a safe and effective way.
Vitamin C is effective antioxidant with multiple desirable effects. It possesses an excellent safety profile and can be used as a protection [protective?] agent against photoaging and hyperpigmentation.
How to deliver Vitamin C to the skin?
Vitamin C is very unstable, it can be easily decomposed. That is why, looking for a cosmeceutical containing Vitamin C, it is very important to choose a cosmetic based on a stable form of Vitamin C.
Only stable complexes are resistant to light and oxidation and thus penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Stable form has the ability to penetrate the epidermis as well, without causing irritation.
Our Lamelat™ C serum 30% vitamin C is technologically advanced, innovative and effective cream-gel based on 100% stable vitamin C complex C-LipoAqua™.
C-LipoAqua™ is resistant to light and oxidation, and provides effective brightening, moisturizing, and antioxidant protection for every skin type.