An all-star player in the skin care world, Vitamin C is considered by many the ultimate ally for healthy, youthful and radiant skin. And for good reason, as it boasts so many beneficial qualities. We break down how this citrus wonder can help your health and skin.
From protecting your skin from harmful free radicals to brightening your complexion, Vitamin C is a universally loved ingredient. We use it in our patented ChitoCare beauty LipoSan Fibers & Vitamin C dietary supplement, helping boost immunity and providing powerful antioxidant protection.
Vitamin C skin care benefits
Let’s take a look at some of the ways Vitamin C nourishes your skin.
Perhaps Vitamin C’s most famous superpower is its antioxidant action. Extrinsic aggressors, such as air pollution, UV radiation, cigarette smoke, harsh weather, toxins and blue light, expose your body and skin to tiny, unstable molecules called free radicals. When they proliferate in the body, they cause what is known as oxidative stress in the cells and can damage DNA.
Oxidative stress can impair the skin’s natural barrier function, resulting in skin diseases, certain types of cancer, wrinkles and fine lines, inflammation, itching or sagging, and uneven skin tone or texture. As antioxidants work to tackle free radical proliferation, they protect the skin and prevent it from premature aging.
Promotes collagen production
Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is one of the building blocks of hair, skin, nails, tendons, muscles, joints and so much more. Alongside elastin fibers, collagen is what keeps your skin looking smooth, plump and firm.
As we age and collagen production slows down, the skin can show signs of sagging, dullness, texture and tone changes. By accelerating the production of collagen and elastin, Vitamin C prevents the skin from premature aging. When applied topically, Vitamin C can guard sensitive skin from daily aggressors and help uncover a more youthful and even complexion.
Protects from sun damage
The most significant cause of skin aging is exposure to UV radiation and environmental aggressors. Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common side effects of sun overexposure, resulting in dark spots and skin tone changes. Vitamin C encourages the production of an enzyme called tyrosinase that helps with melanin production, preventing hyperpigmentation and decreasing abnormal melanin deposits in the skin caused by sun damage.
When Vitamin C is used in tandem with other antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as Vitamin E, its effectiveness is increased, providing better free radical protection, UV defense and overall nourishment. Top up on fresh fruit and veg combined with ChitoCare beauty Hand Cream, that is rich in Vitamin E and chitosan, moisturizing oils from sunflower seeds and sweet almonds, and restorative aloe vera, to keep your hands soft and protected.
Hydration of the skin is paramount to keeping it healthy and youthful. When the top layer of the skin, called the epidermis, loses water content and starts to dry out, it leads to itching, roughness and premature aging. Vitamin C helps the skin retain water, keeping it hydrated, plump and smooth.
When skin elasticity and hydration improve, fine lines, wrinkles and sensitivity are less likely to occur. Give your skin an intense shot of hydration with our ChitoCare beauty Anti-Aging Repair Serum, containing soothing prickly pear stem extract, hydrating geothermal silica and moisturizing hyaluronic acid, to treat your skin to a dewy complexion.
As Vitamin C also helps to restore damaged capillaries, when applied topically, it helps to reduce redness and inflammation. Its ability to repair damaged tissues by promoting collagen production and healthy skin cell growth, means it can boost wound healing. This is a significant part of treating acne scars, sunburn and micro-abrasions.
Protect the sensitive skin of your face by applying ChitoCare beauty Face Cream. Suitable for both day and night, it contains a nourishing blend of moisturizing oils from macadamia nuts, coconut and soybean, restorative aloe vera leaf juice and anti-aging, glacial Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract.
How to boost your Vitamin C levels
As our body does not naturally produce Vitamin C, it is absolutely vital to replenish it daily in the form of foods or supplements. One of the easiest ways to fill up on Vitamin C is to consume fresh and colourful fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants and vitamins. These include citrus fruits, broccoli, green and red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, kiwis, spinach and leafy greens.
Supplementing your diet with a nutritional boost containing Vitamin C will also help your skin remain firm, bright and healthy. ChitoCare beauty LipoSan Fibers & Vitamin C contains a patented blend of ingredients, including Vitamin C and marine chitosan, a powerful bioactive polymer with many unique qualities that are beneficial to the skin.