Vitamin C boosts the immune system and helps you stay in shape throughout the winter. But did you know that it also has many benefits for the skin? We invite you to discover this powerful anti-aging active.
What are its effects on the skin?
The hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are the key assets to have beautiful skin because they have a very complete action on our skin: they both act on wrinkles, spots, skin texture and radiance.
Of course, in cosmetics, miracle components do not exist. But it must be admitted that this vitamin approaches it because it is:
1- a powerful antioxidant
2- a vascular protector
3- a booster for the cells of the epidermis (keratinocytes) and dermis (fibroblasts).
It stimulates the production of collagen in the dermis, reducing wrinkles and firming the skin. It also slows the production of melanin responsible for pigment spots.
For what type of skin?
Vitamin C creams, serums and skincare can be used by all skin types except hypersensitive and intolerant skin.
They can be used at the age of 30, in cure during the changes of season (autumn and spring) or when one has the gray complexion and the tired mine. This vitamin is then indicated because it smooths the skin and gives it shining.
From the age of 40, vitamin C treatments can be used regularly to counter the effects of skin aging, especially wrinkles and brown spots.
How to get benefits from these virtues?
To have a radiant complexion and protect your skin from the effects of weather and sun, it is advisable to combine products rich in vitamin C in its plate and face care containing this vitamin in local application.
This vitamin is present in all plants, especially kiwi and citrus, but also blackcurrant, fresh parsley and pepper.
In cosmetics, the active ingredients used are often derivatives appearing in the list of ingredients under the following names:
– ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
– sodium ascorbyl phosphate
– magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
– tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
Note also that the minimum dosage for a cosmetic treatment to be effective against skin aging should be 5% or even 10%. Vitamin C or its derivatives must therefore appear at the beginning of the list of ingredients.
It is also necessary to persevere in the application of this care because only the smoothing action is quickly visible. Fine lines fade after about 2 months and stains after 3 months of use.