You probably already know that Vitamin C is important for overall health and wellness. But did you know it’s also a skin care powerhouse? Topical Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available – and it lives up to the hype, effectively tackling the primary causes of premature aging to give you brighter, firmer skin.
Here’s a breakdown of what a daily dose of Vitamin C can do for your skin!
Over time, intrinsic (natural) and extrinsic (environmental) factors cause structural changes in the skin, leading to uneven pigmentation. From UV-induced “age spots” to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, dark spots are no match for Vitamin C: it helps stop the causes of uneven pigmentation to effectively brighten skin.
Another major benefit of Vitamin C is that it renews skin’s surface. This renewing ingredient boosts production of substances that keep skin looking firm, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This is where Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties really come into play. Vitamin C helps counteract the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals from sunlight, pollutants and chemicals by neutralizing damaging molecules, which help defend the skin against aging. But – here’s the really exciting part – the latest research also shows that Vitamin C actually enhances your skin’s natural defense system, helping it to protect itself from oxidative stress.
There’s just one caveat. In order for topical Vitamin C to actually help brighten, firm and defend skin, it has to get into skin – and many formulas contain unstable ingredients and forms of Vitamin C that lose efficacy before they even touch your skin. The most well-known forms of vitamin C are:
L-ascorbic acid—in other words, pure Vitamin C. This form tends to be the strongest.
Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate: Penetrates deeply and effectively into your skin.
Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate: Can increase hydration levels in dry skin and prevent water loss.
Sodium ascorbyl phosphate: Usually has a neutral pH, which makes it gentle for sensitive skin.
To make sure you get the most out of your Vitamin C formulas, choose one with stable ingredients that can get where skin needs it most. Our picks? Super-stable, highly bioavailable BioLumin-C Eye Serum, BioLumin-C Serum and BioLumin-C Gel Moisturizer! Every BioLumin-C product contains our exclusive, ultra-stable Vitamin C Complex, comprised of two Vitamin C molecules, that provides enhanced functionality in fighting oxidative stress. We’ve boosted this antioxidant complex with the latest biotechnology, extending the Vitamin C’s potency to fight free radical damage.